When we first covered the news of a Shovel Knight: Official Design Works book, although we provided plenty of news about the work, the one thing we couldn’t divulge was its cover. But we promised to do a follow-up and this is that follow up, so get ready for a lot of Shovel Knight book news as there is plenty to cover, but first, here’s that cover:

While Official Design Works is set to release on the 29th of August, 2017, consists of 184 pages and can be pre-ordered on amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk, there are plenty of other Shovel Knight books that will be seeing release this year. In fact those books have actually released already and Yacht Club Games has taken the time to do a whole post on them, so naturally we’re going to share the content of that post right here:


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Shovel Knight Penguin Books Release:

(19th of April, 2017)


 Hey bookworms! If you’ve been dying to dig into a book created by Yacht Club Games and Penguin Books then today’s your day! We’ve worked over the past year to create four incredible Shovel Knight books, and we’re proud to announce they are finally coming to store shelves today!


Shovel Knight Guidebook:

Pick up the Shovel Knight guidebook to have a detailed look on how to tackle every obstacle in Shovel Knight’s adventure! The 175 pages break down each stage and gives you tips/tricks for how to get through every platforming challenge, and divulge the secrets to take down each boss!

All the characters, enemies, and loot in Shovel Knight’s campaign is described in great detail.

This can’t be missed for fans of the original adventure! It even includes a full-color poster!

Price: $12.99 (US dollars)


Codes of Shovelry Handbook:

This short 80 page handbook will keep you equipped with key Shovel Knight knowledge at a glance. The characters of Shovel Knight outline some tidbits and secrets you might have missed in the original campaign.

Where else can you get an expert hoop rolling guide with hoop kid?! Don’t let anyone push you around on the playground because you forgot your Shovel Knight essentials. Master the Codes of Shovelry by picking up this page-turner!

Price: $6.99 (US dollars)


Shovel Knight Digger’s Diary:

This is a fun activity book for all ages! This journal is filled with fun games, challenging mazes and puzzles, and writing prompts that will help you master your technique for defeating the evil Enchantress and the Order of No Quarter!

Give it to your kid to keep them busy for hours…wait, don’t do that or you’ll get jealous and rip it from their hands to prove upon completion of every activity that you’re the truest knight of all!

Price: $8.99 (US dollars)


Shovel Knight Mad Libs:

Shovel Knight Mad Libs includes 21 stories based on the game! Perfect for fans of butt mode! Prepare your butts and unearth the best Mad Libs ever created!

Price: $4.99 (US dollars)


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If you are a lover of Shovel Knight and a fan of reading, there is no way in hell you can just sit back and not buy one of the titles above, but just in case you’d rather know more about the Official Design Works book, you can find it’s description here:


“Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games.

Shovel Knight: Official Design Works collects the fun and original artwork behind this landmark title. Inside you’ll find key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and an all-new Shovel Knight tribute art gallery! This epic tome is also packed with creator commentary, as well as exclusive interview with the Yacht Club Games team.”


For more literature and Shovel Knight news, the site to go, is miketendo64.com!


Source: Yacht Club Games

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: contact@miketendo64.com / jack.lo@miketendo64.com Website: https://miketendo64.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVMO4QgcniAjhLxoyc9n8Q

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