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Specter of Torment Release Info!!

Posted by Yacht Club Games (Creator)

Blight the Earth! The next adventure in the Shovel Knight saga is near! Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be releasing on all platforms this April! The specific dates vary from platform to platform, so let’s break it down:

Specter Release Forecast

  • Switch – Out Now!  
  •, Steam, Humble Store, – April 5th!  
  • Wii U, 3DS (Japan) – April 5th!  
  • Wii U, 3DS (America/Europe) – April TBD
  • PS4, Vita, PS3 (America/Europe) – April TBD
  • Xbox One – April TBD
  • Fire TV – April TBD  

We’ll be updating the post over on our website with specific dates once we know for sure.

TBD/To Be Determined platforms: we are awaiting for official word back from each platform holder to know the final release date.

Don’t forget – all existing versions of Shovel Knight, which means all backer versions, will be updated to become Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and will be receiving Specter of Torment!

What Is Specter Knight?  

Specter of Torment is the latest game in the Shovel Knight series! It’s all new! Check out this article for more.

Specter of Torment Official Soundtrack!

New adventure brings new music, including brand new tunes for your favorite stages and locales! As was the case with Shovel Knight’s original soundtrack and Plague of Shadows, the latest OST will be made available over at Jake’s Bandcamp in early April. Stay tuned — as he’ll be hosting a live listening party as well!

Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

Need More Info?

We’ve been posting some pretty cool articles about everything that’s new in this version:  

Instruction Manual

Press Kit

Body Swap

Specter of Torment Review Round Up

New amiibo Functionality

We Hope You Enjoy Specter of Torment! It’s almost here! Prepare to pick up your scythe, and sharpen your spectral ‘edge!




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      Neo on

      But REALLY - can we have soundtrack on GOG? Is this too hard?

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      Neo on

      Hi! Great news! I love Shovel Knight! :)

    3. Jon Jon on

      I love you guys.

      Keep up the amazing work.

    4. John Allen on

      Hooray! The torment of anticipating more Shovel Knight content ends on April 5th! #sorry #notsorry