Yacht Club Games dropped the bomb we“ve all been waiting for today. Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the free update coming to all versions of Shovel Knight, explodes across all regions for a global release next week, September 17th, 2015. Not only does this update feature a brand new campaign, but it also comes with a Challenge Mode!
If my impressions from PAX Prime 2015 don“t give you enough information about Plague Knight“s new mechanics, Yacht Club Games have included a Plague of Shadows instruction manual, some design docs, some tips and tricks, and even a full-blown Press Kit.Talk about going above and beyond!
Remember: you“ll need to have finished Shovel Knight“s adventure before being able to play as Plague Knight in the update. But if Shovel Knight“s campaign has proved too difficult for you, and you want to change things up, or if you“ve switched platforms or lost your save data...they“ll be releasing a special code that lets you start Plague Knight“s adventure right away.
Again--Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is absolutely free to everyone who owns Shovel Knight. For more information, check out their official announcement page, or just wait a week to experience Yacht Club Games“ latest efforts for yourself!
Are you excited for Plague of Shadows? Have you been replaying Shovel Knight at all in preparation for its release? Be sure to let us know!