Indie team Yacht Club Games has a huge hit on their hands with Shovel Knight, totaling over 2 million copies sold. They've kept fans hooked on the retro platformer with two expansion packs since launch, and a third is on the way. Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait a little longer than they expected to get their hands on the King of Cards expansion.
The final, content-packed Shovel Knight expansion was originally planned to launch early this year, but the team is aiming to make it "bigger and more surprising than the last." As such, they've decided to take more time to work on the new content so they can maintain the level of quality that's expected of them.
"That demo footage looks so good, right!? It's like everything is done! That's not quite the case quite yet but we are getting closer every day, inch by inch, commit by commit, and pixel by pixel! As we mentioned in our Two Million Sales Article we're always looking to out-do ourselves and make every game bigger and more surprising than the last! We want King of Cards to be no different. After assessing where we are, and where we want to be, we now expect King of Cards to be ready for a grand debut in the latter half of 2018.It's a ways away, but Pridemoor Keep wasn't built in a day!" — Yacht Club Games
The new launch window puts its release at any time from July 1st through December 31st. Yacht Club also promised that they'd deliver more details on the upcoming Battle Mode soon.
Source: Yacht Club Games