Greetings, blue burrowers! It's a new year and we have a lot to share, so let’s dig in!
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will be launching this April!
Yay — the next expansion, Specter of Torment, is coming soon! But you might be wondering what is Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove? Before we get to that, we have more announcements to uncover!
Body Swap Mode for Shovel Knight will launch simultaneously with Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment!
Body Swap Mode is finally done! You can individually switch the body types of any Order of No Quarter Knight, Enchantress, Shovel Knight, Shield Knight, and Black Knight. Here’s your first look at body-swapped Shovel Knight and Shield Knight!!
Shovel Knight two player co-op will be available for all consoles!!
Finally!! After many requests! Grab a friend and rejoice! Local two player co-op in Shovel Knight’s campaign is coming as a free update to all console and PC platforms (3DS/Vita not included). amiibo not required!
Sound Test Mode
For all you music lovers, we’ve decided to add a Shovel Knight Sound Test Mode where you can listen to all the tracks from every campaign. It’ll be a free update to all versions of the game.
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will be released first for Nintendo Switch's launch window!
Get ready for Shovel Knight Co-op using Joy-Cons, Specter of Torment, Body Swap Mode, new challenge stages, new feats, and more on your new Nintendo Switch!! The other consoles and standalone versions will follow suit in April (dates to be confirmed once submitted and approved by platform holders).
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight Co-op at PAX South
We're back on the road again-- this time bound for San Antonio, Texas! January 27th to the 29th. This will be the first time you can experience Specter of Torment so be sure to join us and even play on the Nintendo Switch! Hope to see you there!
Introducing Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
Okay! Soon, the game you now know as Shovel Knight will become Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. When that happens, you’ll also have new options to purchase each campaign as separate, standalone games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Mac/Linux, and Nintendo Switch:
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope — Shovel of Hope is our new name for the original Shovel Knight game. But it needed a title like the others! What do you think?
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows — Plague Knight’s Campaign emerges from the Shadows to hopefully get some recognition this time!
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment — Specter of Torment is our most expansive campaign yet. We’re so excited for you to become the reaper! If you haven't yet seen the trailer we posted in the last update, well then you can watch it here.
Why is this happening? Well, we hope providing less expensive standalone versions will provide better entry points for different types of players. Also, players can more easily grab an adventure (or Battle Mode) on another platform.
All owners of Shovel Knight on all platforms (and therefore all versions obtained by backing Shovel Knight), will automatically own Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove instead and will continue to get each of the planned free campaigns and features via updates. It will work exactly like how Shovel Knight was updated to include its first campaign addition, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows. Don’t worry!
In the spring, we will be raising the price of Shovel Knight. If you haven’t picked up Shovel Knight on a particular system yet and want all the content included within Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, buy it now before the price increases this Spring! Or pick a selection of the standalone versions for a cheaper price. Or continue enjoying the new content right at home on the version you have now.
Don’t forget King Knight’s very own campaign and the 4-player Battle Mode are still on the horizon for 2017. As described above, they will become available as standalone games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Mac/Linux, and Nintendo Switch and will also be delivered as FREE updates on ALL platforms to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Look forward to more news on these in the future!
All Your Questions!
We understand all the news might leave you a bit puzzled. If you have any questions, let us know and we’ll continue to update this page.
That’s all we’ve got for today! Whether you're trying Shovel Knight out a new system, or playing on the original platform you backed Shovel Knight for way back when, we hope you enjoy playing these new updates!