We’ve heard before about Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games working on a “new 3D project” and now it seems to have come up again during an interview with Ars Technica. Yacht Club game designer Alec Faulkner has revealed how the Mina the Hollower engine is also powering a new “unannounced 3D game”:
“This engine is really new, made from scratch by our team. That’s been our secret for the last five or six years – it’s being used to develop this game and, at the same time, our unannounced 3D game.”
While Mina may resemble a title like Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy Color, apparently “under the hood” she gets more buzz with a game like Breath of the Wild.
In 2020, Yacht Club Games mentioned that the next logical step was to come up with a “big 3D game”, while at the same time issuing a reminder that it was working on a “new 3D project” via a job listing. . .
Yacht Club Games just released Shovel Knight Dig with the help of developer Nitrome, and seems to have struck gold with this latest release. You can learn about this in our review:
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