According to a tweet late in the evening from Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games, it has been confirmed that work on the upcoming expansion Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is officially complete. The expansion just needs to be sent to platform holders for certification before it can be released to the masses. Owners of the Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PS3, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux versions the game will receive the expansion completely free. There is currently no exact release date but according to Yacht Club Games we should have a definitive date soon.
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows puts players in the role of a new knight, Plague Knight. “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!” This new expansion promises to allow players to see the game from a different point of view with an all new story and new gameplay mechanics.
Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels will bring back old players and satisfy new ones. New objectives and enemies are being added to the mix including new bosses that are sure to be tough as nails. The game will now include an alchemy system that will allow players to craft equipment and power-ups to help make Plague Knight even stronger and more capable in battle. This expansion seems like an excellent edition to the already excellent game.
The once download only Shovel Knight is set for a full retail release this Fall on October 13th. It is currently slated to release on 3DS, Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One. Yacht Club Games has confirmed that the new expansion will be included in the retail copy of the game. Shovel Knight began as a Kickstarter formed by former team members of WayForward Techologies. It was originally released in the summer of 2014 on the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS and later saw releases on other platforms. It won more than 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014.