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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Trailer!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)

Hey, shadowy scythe spinners! Today, we summon the very first in-depth look at the prequel to Shovel Knight... Specter of Torment! Take a look:

Whoah! Did you get everything!? You’ll not only play through Specter Knight’s own story, but also see new areas, new music, new enemies, new objects, new boss fights, new weapons, new armors, and way, way more than ever before. Even the villainous boss knights have prepared new tricks and tactics!

Does that sound like a new game?! Well, that’s because we’re building Specter of Torment from the ground up so that it can be a completely unique standalone experience.

While Plague of Shadows followed an alternate parallel campaign, Specter Knight travels a new path in this amazing prequel. It’s your mission as Specter Knight to recruit the Order of No Quarter for The Enchantress! Specter Knight’s campaign truly is his own adventure, and we can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it this Spring.

For a better breakdown of how Specter Knight controls, check out this piece.

Stay tuned as we conjure up even more amazing Shovel Knight experiences in 2017! It’s going to be a fun year!

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      J on

      I remember asking if you guys would ever think of eventually making a campaign for all the Order, and you said you might as well just make a sequel instead due to the amount of time it would take. Since you remade the game for the ground up for this one, maybe that would be on the table again as paid extras? It would be an interesting way of cranking out sequels to Shovel Knight without actually doing so.

      I can dream, can't I?

    2. Eric Reitz on

      Yacht Club Games, you guys are amazing. The new story looks great and the music is magical. Can't wait to play this. Also, when you have time can you port this to the Switch? I want more ways to give you guys money for all of this insanely high quality DLC.

    3. Eric Leslie on

      This looks PHENOMENAL. Bravo, guys. Wow.

    4. Fred T. on

      After checking how much I've pledged for this project, I realize it was not enough.

    5. Qaantar

      Hooray! Somehow this game just keeps getting more and more awesome....!

    6. Gerrit on

      Wow, this looks absolutely fantastic! Didn't expect completely new levels. And the way Spectre Knight moves looks really interesting. All thumbs up for this!

    7. maneauleau on

      Thank you for another great update. You guys are awesome!

    8. Stephen Staver on

      I really appreciate how you are still writing Kickstarter updates, even long after Shovel Knight has exploded into a HUGE SUCCESS.

      You guys are awesome, and have created something very special, and I am very thankful to have been able to watch it grow over time.
      And now I have my little Shovel Knight amiibo, and I'm so happy.

    9. Mike DeAngelo on

      You guys are incredible. Keep doing what you do—I think you're the best developer in the business right now.

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      DuarteDF on

      Let us throw money in your faces!

    11. giga-ganon on

      Man you're so awesome! I want to pay you again for this game! Maybe a switch version?

    12. Acceptable Comics on

      I love you all forever. Can't wait to play!