The newest addition to the Shovel Knight series will be arriving to Nintendo Switch before every other platform
Shovel Knight:Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will launch of Nintendo Switch “first” during the Switch’s launch windows. Coming directly from the Yacht Club Games website. Just like the original launch of Shovel Knight, the content will be coming to a Nintendo platform first again, though whether any exclusive content will be coming to Switch version, not yet at least. Another neat feature is that they added a Sound Test Mode! Sweet!
Get ready for Shovel Knight Co-op using Joy-Cons, Specter of Torment, Body Swap Mode, new challenge stages, new feats, and more on your new Nintendo Switch!! The other consoles and standalone versions will follow suit in April (dates to be confirmed once submitted and approved by platform holders).
As one final bit of news to all you music lovers, we’ve decided to add a Shovel Knight Sound Test Mode where you can listen to all the tracks from every campaign. It’ll be a free update to all versions of the game.
Just as a reminder, if you own Shovel Knight already, you will automatically own Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and continue to receive all planned game updates!
Shovel Knight was definitely worth the hype, players can surely agree who dug in to the modern retro throwback game. With it releasing first in North America and Europe after, Japan now has the chance to play the beauty of shovelry on the go or at home.
The 3DS is getting an official amiibo bundle in Japan. As what can be seen from the picture above, it comes included in a box to protect the amiibo + the physical copy of the game.
The fantastic Shovel Knight game all brought us to memory lane, or created new experiences in a genre that seems to not have lots of love by developers nowadays. Thankfully, Shovel Knight came to be a reality and brought joy and rage quitting to our living rooms all at the same time.
Yacht Club Games, the genius developers behind the game, get their characters expanded into a new line of plushes. This time around, you’ll have the chance of having the Shield Knight plush and the Plague Knight plush.
What makes the beyond cool is that they both have a magnet used to hold onto their shield, making it very neat look for your plushed friend.
Oh, and don’t think it’s just one magnet you silly goose. You’ll have various locations to place the shield into the area where your heart desires it to be. You can pre-order your own right here. In the meantime, be sure to check out the website for more pictures as well as checking out the previously released plushies from the Shovel Knight line.
While the news for the Shovel Knight amiibo have been scarce since being announced at Nindies@Night event that the retro platformer would receive it’s own beautiful amiibo, beyond a “Holiday” release date for 2015 has been all we’ve known.
With a stealth release, the Shovel Knight amiibo has been released in retailers across Europe and the public can now get their hands on them. Check out this video by NintenDaan for the unboxing.