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Yacht Club Games had the honor of making the first ever third party amiibo with Shovel Knight – and it sounds like they’d be up for making some more. In an interview with Gadgets 360, Yacht Club Games director Sean Velasco had the following to say about the possibility of more amiibo from them:

“As far as more amiibo go… man, wouldn’t it be cool to see amiibo of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight!? That would be amazing. Maybe some day.”

Of course, this might just be wishful thinking on Velasco’s part and he might not be teasing anything specific, but given how successful Shovel Knight has been and Yacht Club Games’ close relationship with Nintendo, it’s certainly not impossible.

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Yacht Club Games shared the file size for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on Switch a few days ago. Adding to that, the studio revealed the file size for Specter of Torment just now. The download will take up 145 MB, so it’s similar to Treasure Trove’s 147 MB.

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Today, Yacht Club Games introduced new amiibo functionality coming to Shovel Knight with the game’s new Specter of Torment update.

Using the figure, players can unlock the Fairy of Shovelry. Speak to Madame Meeber in the Village, Potionarium, and Tower of Fate and scan the amiibo to do so.

As for what the fairy does, Yacht Club says:

“The Fairy of Shovelry will accompany Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, or even Specter Knight on their respective adventures! Whether the little scamp is digging for treasure, trying to battle enemies, or cheering along with your victories, he is guaranteed to be delightful. Don’t worry, he won’t get in your way or mess with your gameplay! But things sure are less lonely with the Fairy of Shovelry around!”

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GameXplain wrapped up a live stream for Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment a short while ago. Gameplay in the Plains of Passage and a challenge against one of the knights of the Order of No Quarter was shown. Watch the full recording below.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be ready for Switch’s launch on Friday. On Twitter, Yacht Club Games shared the official file size. It’ll take up 147 MB when installed.

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Shovel Knight is available physically on Wii U and 3DS. On Switch though, the game will only be sold on the eShop – at least at launch.

Yacht Club Games isn’t against a physical version of Shovel Knight for Switch. Actually, the studio told one fan on Twitter that it might be considered after work wraps up on King Knight’s campaign.

The tweet is as follows:


Would you prefer to buy a physical version of Shovel Knight for Switch, or do you not mind settling for a digital copy?

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After the last press release from Nintendo detailing the games that will be available on Switch’s eShop for launch date, Yacht Club Games has made its own official statement about the release of Shovel Knight in the new console.

They have confirmed that both versions (Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment) will indeed appear on March 3rd in Europe and North America. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $/€24.99, while Specter of Torment as a stand-alone game will cost $/€9.99.

Treasure Trove includes the complete game, but in the near future the other two stand-alone adventures, Shovel of Hope and Plague of Shadows, will be able to buy separately. As for the rest of platforms, the new content for Shovel Knight will be ready in April.

Additionally, today there will be a lead-up sale to buy Shovel Knight 33% off, starting February 23rd and ending March  2nd. This is the last chance to get the game at a low price, since the Treasure Trove pack will cost more than the base game did until now.

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is nearly here. When the new campaign is ready, the update will increase the number of save slots. Yacht Club Games posted some news on Twitter yesterday noting that the Profile count will be doubled.

The message is as follows:


It was just confirmed yesterday that Shovel Knight and the new Specter of Torment content is launching with Switch on March 3. Other platforms, including Wii U and 3DS, will have access later on.

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Yacht Club Games has finally wrapped up Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. On Twitter earlier today, the studio shared the news.

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment should be coming to Switch first, and very soon. When a final date is announced, we’ll share that information with you.

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IGN has shared a few new videos containing more gameplay from Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. We’ve rounded them up below.


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