As if they aren’t busy enough as it is, what with Shovel Knight releasing in Japan very soon, but Yacht Club Games are currently developing two additional campaigns for their award winning title and published Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack for Australia, but they’re also thinking about their next game as well.
Yacht Club Games revealed this when they took to Twitter and shared a link to a survey they’ve made just for fans, to see what game We would like the studio to make next and yes, a Shovel Knight 2 is among them. Below you will find both the tweet and the link to the survey.
The full choices of games they propose to us are as follows:
Shovel Knight 2!
A sequel to Shovel Knight, with everything you loved about the first game, incremental gameplay changes, and a cool new cast of characters!
Shovel Knight and Shield Knight!
Multiplayer-only side-scrolling platforming prequel where all levels are traversed cooperatively. Play the entire game with a friend, maybe even online!
Classic mode 7 style racing featuring the cast of Shovel Knight in unique vehicles, racing with power-ups and wacky situations. Including battle modes!
A Mega Man!
Side-scrolling platformer about jumping and shooting, with creative platforming, unique bosses, and weapon upgrades, and some degree of nonlinearity.
Thematically cohesive side-scrolling platformer/shooter with an interconnected map, stuffed with secrets and gated by mobility items!
Pure and whimsical side-scrolling platformer with short but creative courses that explore unique concepts, fun and useful power-ups, and multiplayer!
Top-down action adventure game where you explore an overworld finding dungeons and secrets, battling foes, and creatively using gameplay items!
Precise action game (top-down or side-scrolling) with randomized level designs, power-ups and bosses, and permadeath. And multiplayer!
A Final Fantasy / Dragon Quest!
Sweeping story-based game with many memorable characters and situations, equipment and classes, and a menu-driven battle system.
A Mario RPG!
A sweeping story-based game with humorous situations and characters, and an overworld and battle system featuring some real-time action elements.
A balls-to-the-wall side-scrolling action game with platforming, tons of enemies, power ups, and bosses galore! And multiplayer!
A Landstalker / Solstice!
An isometric action adventure.
As far as these options go, although Yacht Club Games could do a great Zelda-like game and even a Metroid-like game, I personally feel they would be better suited to make something completely new or do both the Shovel Knight 2 and Shovel Knight and Shield Knight multiplayer game, because not only would it build more on the world they have established, but also build on their current success. Plus who wouldn’t want a canon Shovel Knight sequel/prequel? I know I do!
Source: Yacht Club Games (Twitter)