Official Shovel Knight timeline reveals Shovel Knight Dig as the first game in the series
That's a hole lot of Shovel Knight lore!
Those who follow Shovel Knight know that there’s a ton of content available for the series. Sure, most of it comes as expansions to the original game, but it’s all worthy of your time, and it certainly adds in a ton of lore as well. For those who want to dig deep, there’s plenty to explore in the world of Shovel Knight!
Wondering where Shovel Knight Dig fits into the world of Shovel Knight? As we’ve said before, even though Shovel Knight Dig is a spin-off, the story is 100% cannon. Now, thanks to a Nintendo Life feature with Yacht Club’s Celia Schilling, we have our answer.
Story wise, Shovel Knight Dig is the first game in the Shovel Knight series. That makes it a prequel that takes place even before Specter of Torment! You might remember the intro line from the first Shovel Knight game - “Long ago, the lands were untamed, and roamed by legendary adventurers.” Well, Dig takes you back to these good ‘ol days, when Shovel Knight and Shield Knight quested together, fighting baddies and seeking treasure! We hope fans will be interested to play the events leading up to the original saga.