Yacht Club Games programmer David D’Angelo told GamesIndustry that they’re trying to decide between a new IP or expanding on Shovel Knight for their next project:
“We’ve talked about wanting to extend the Shovel Knight franchise. How about we make Shovel Knight 2, or Super Shovel Knight, or Shovel Knight 64? Maybe we could take Shovel Knight through the ages, that is something that is very appealing to us. But also, we are all very burned out on Shovel Knight for sure, so we thought: ‘What if we made a new IP? What would that look like?’
“The true reason we made Shovel Knight a 1980s-style game is because we wanted to cram as much fun gameplay into it as possible. And to us, if we could limit the burden on the art style, then we could iterate and really put in loads of enemies, objects, bosses, and everything you can imagine. I think that idea will remain pretty central to our studio, no matter what. You won’t see us making The Last of Us anytime soon.”
I’d love a “Super Shovel Knight” but they should do a new IP first. Oh and definitely keep it in the retro style, no amount of whining from graphics obsessed people should change that.