Shovel Knight: Official Design Works releasing this August

A few days ago, Yacht Club Games introduced the various Shovel Knight books releasing in English, courtesy of Penguin:

  • Shovel Knight Guidebook ($12.99) [Amazon US]
  • Codes of Shovelry Handbook ($6.99) [Amazon US]
  • Shovel Knight Digger’s Diary ($8.99) [Amazon US]
  • Shovel Knight Mad Libs ($4.99) [Amazon US]

For fans who are looking for something more substantial in the art department, there’s the Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, releasing this August (courtesy of Udon Entertainment).

For those who never heard of Udon Entertainment before, they’ve published both original and translated artbooks, along with graphics novels and manga. They’ve worked with pretty famous franchises such as Street Fighter, Okami, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Persona, Bayonetta, Valkyria Chronicles, Sonic the Hedgehog… and now, Shovel Knight!

Naturally, Yacht Club Games worked pretty closely with Udon Entertainment to make sure that this Shovel Knight artbook was THE definitive one. It features the following:

  • character art
  • developer commentary
  • rough illustrations
  • concept art
  • background development images
  • comprehensive sprite sheets
  • full-page promotional illustrations
  • an exclusive interview with the development team
  • and more…

Here’s some additional details:

  • ISBN: 978-1772940046
  • DETAILS: 184pg, 8.2×11.8″, Full Color, Softcover
  • MSRP: $39.99 USD
  • STATUS: Available August 2017

If you’re interested, the Shovel Knight: Official Design Works is available for pre-order on (NB: affiliate link) and Barnes & Noble.

Finally, here’s the cover and some preview pages for the artbook

Source: Yacht Club Games



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