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The wait for the latest Shovel Knight content continues, as developer Yacht Club Games recently delayed everything that previously had a release date. King of Cards, Showdown, the new amiibo, and physical version for Switch were all pushed back from their April 9 launch. It doesn’t sound like there will be a massive delay here, but it’s a delay nonetheless.

As part of a lengthy interview with USgamer, Shovel Knight designer Sean Velasco explained the delay in greater detail. He also stated that everything should be ready “real soon,” so fans may not have to wait much longer.

Along with Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Yacht Club Games is also showing off Shovel Knight Showdown at PAX East 2019 this week. Take a look at some footage recorded at the event below.

Yacht Club Games brought along an updated build of Shovel Knight: King of Cards to PAX East 2019. View some footage recorded at the event below.

A few months ago, Yacht Club Games dated a bunch of new Shovel Knight products for April 9. The physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Shovel Knight Showdown, and Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack were all planned for that day. Unfortunately, this will no longer be happening.

Yacht Club said today that everything has been delayed “one last time.” All items previously scheduled for April 9 will be pushed back “several months – at most”.

Here’s the full update from Yacht Club Games:

Yacht Club Games has announced the release date of a few Shovel-Knight related products.

The King of Cards expansion and new Showdown battle mode are launching April 9, 2019. On that same day, the physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be available on Switch, alongside the trio of new amiibo – a three-pack featuring Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight.

The physical version of Shovel Knight: King of Cards will cost $39.99. Those who have Treasure Trove digitally can receive the additional upcoming content at no extra charge. King of Cards and Showdown will be sold separately as digital releases as well.


Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is finally receiving a physical release on Switch, a GameStop listing reveals. Unfortunately, a release date is not provided.

The physical version of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will include all of the campaigns released for the game. This includes the original title, Plague of Shadows, Specter of Torment, and upcoming King of Cards. Though it’s not specifically mentioned, the new Showdown Knight Showdown fighter should be included as well.

Yacht Club Games has provided fresh information on Shovel Knight Showdown.

If you’ve previously purchased the game on Switch or Wii U, it will be offered as part of a free update. Players can also choose to buy it separately. Unfortunately, there are no plans to support 3DS.

A few days ago, Yacht Club teased imminent news for Shovel Knight. That has culminated in a first look at Shovel Knight Showdown, the game’s upcoming multiplayer expansion.

Here’s some footage:

Yacht Club has been quiet as of late, but that’ll be changing very soon. The studio has teased a “first look at an all new game coming to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove” that will be revealed next week.

We’re not sure when exactly the news will drop, though we’ll let you know as soon as it’s shared – which will come from IGN. Yacht Club will likely have a presence at PAX West and may even have a presence in the upcoming Nindies Showcase, so stay tuned.


Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing Shovel Knight: King of Cards anytime soon. Yacht Club Games provided an update on the expansion’s release this week, revealing that it’s now planned for the latter half of 2018.

The studio explained: