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It may not be much, but we have a little bit of footage from Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the game’s upcoming expansion. You can check it out above.


Yacht Club Games has shared fresh content pertaining to Shovel Knight’s first major update, “Plague of Shadows”. View a comprehensive fact sheet and screenshots/art below. Plague of Shadows will be playable for the first time at PAX East 2015.

Developer: Yacht Club Games; Based in Valencia, California
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Sony PS3, Sony PS4, Sony Vita, PC, Mac, Linux
Release Date:Q2 2015
Price: Free! ( Comes with Shovel Knight [priced at USD 14.99] )
ESRB: E for everyone, USK 6+, PEGI 7, OFLC PG
Social: Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube


Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!

Shovel Knight is playable in Road Redemption, developer DarkSeas Games has revealed. You can check out a trailer showing Yacht Club Games’ character in action below.

In other news, DarkSeas said in a new Kickstarter update that the team is “still working hard” on porting Road Redemption to various platforms, including Wii U. A release date is still unknown.


Total Shovel Knight sales have surpassed 300,000 units, Yacht Club Games has announced. That number is across all available platforms – Wii U, 3DS, and PC.

Yacht Club wrote on Twitter:

Yacht Club revealed back in August that Shovel Knight had sold 180,000 copies in its first month.


According to a message posted on Nintendo’s Twitter account, a 3DS theme for Shovel Knight is launching in North America this week. This will be the same “International Theme” also slated for Europe. It’s due out on November 27 – this Thursday.

The folks over at Yacht Club Games are seriously committed to making up for the European and Australian delay of Shovel Knight. Today they announced a cross platform discount for those that are looking to pick the game up, offering a 33% discount on the subsequent purchase of the game until the end of 2014. Still no word on release date but with a promo window like that I’d imagine it’s got to be soon!

To thank European and Australian players for being so patient with the lack of Shovel Knight in the respective regions, Yacht Club Games have announced a Shovel Knight 3DS theme which will initially be coming to Europe before making its way to other territories. Details are fairly limited at the moment but they have shared a teaser image!


GameSource recently had the opportunity to interview David D’Angelo from Yacht Club Games. The discussion isn’t in English, but we were presented with a couple of noteworthy translations.

Here’s what D’Angelo shared regarding Nintendo’s support for Shovel Knight:

Nintendo was very helpful. They provided a great deal of marketing from featuring the game on the eShop and their website, to bringing the game with them to conventions around the country. They were also helpful behind the scenes, dealing with technical questions and listening to our wildest dreams. Creating Shovel Knight for the Wii U and 3DS was a smooth process, but of course, still a ton of work. Building a game for any platform comes with its own challenges and making a game feel unique and at home on the console is an important but hard problem to tackle!

On the topic of Shovel Knight’s sales, D’Angelo stated:

The game is selling really well on Nintendo platforms, and hopefully we’ll continue to keep making games for their systems. We love Nintendo, and they have been really great to work with for Shovel Knight.


Shovel Knight will finally be released in Europe and Australia next month, Yacht Club Games announced today. That launch month applies to both Wii U and 3DS. An exact date is still being nailed down, but November is now locked in.


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