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Shovel Knight Devs Address Vita Confusion Ahead of Physical Release

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The developers of Shovel Knight have today moved to address some confusion surrounding the game’s upcoming PlayStation 4 physical release.

Yacht Club Games’ David D’Angelo has exclusively confirmed to Power Up Gaming that the inclusion of a free PS Vita version of the critically acclaimed indie title is “something [the studio is] still figuring out with Sony”.

Last week, the California-based developers announced that Shovel Knight is set to receive a physical release on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS later in the year, as a result of its impressive worldwide sales performance.

However, the internet soon found itself in a state of confusion over a lack of information surrounding the game’s PS Vita edition. When the game originally launched on the PlayStation Network back in April, it arrived in cross-buy format, meaning that if players bought the PS4 edition, they would also receive the Vita edition, and vice versa. Up until today, there had been no word on whether or not the PS4 physical release, priced at $20, would come complete with a free digital Vita version.

D’Angelo assured fans that the team at Yacht Club Games “hope to include it”, expressing that they are “doing [their] best to make it happen”.

Physical copies of Shovel Knight will come replete with every piece of DLC released so far and a “lavish” instruction booklet. With the help of U&L Entertainment, Yacht Club will be self-publishing the title.

The game will hit store shelves on October 13 in North America and October 16 in Europe. A PC version is also set to be released exclusively in Europe.

To dig deeper into Shovel Knight, you can visit the game’s official website, or head over to our interview with David D’Angelo, conducted earlier in the year.

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  • novurdim

    That’s really not the point they should have been addresing but rather a complete absense of the vita’s physical version.