Just one of many new ways to buy Shovel Knight moving forward.
Yacht Club Games has announced that Shovel Knight is coming to Nintendo Switch.
In addition to the main game heading to the new platform, Yacht Club confirmed that upcoming new campaign Specter of Torment will also be headed to Switch.
But that’s just one part of the new plan for Shovel Knight moving forward. Yacht Club is now referring to Shovel Knight as Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, an all-inclusive title for the overall game. Anyone who currently owns Shovel Knight will now automatically own Treasure Trove, which will receive upcoming campaigns and updates for free.
However, players will now also have new a la carte options for purchasing the various campaigns for Shovel Knight individually as standalone games on PS4, Xbox One, PC, or Switch.
The original game’s campaign will now be known be known as Shovel of Hope. Beyond that original campaign, players can buy Plague of Shadows, the Plague Knight campaign that was released last year, and Specter of Torment, the upcoming campaign featuring Specter Knight.
Later in 2017, Yacht Club also plans to release yet another campaign, this time focusing on King Knight. A four-player Battle Mode is also on the way, for all platforms other than 3DS and Vita (since it offers local multiplayer only). Since these updates will be included, Yacht Club will be raising the overall price of Treasure Trove beginning in the Spring.
At the same time as Specter of Torment, Yacht Club will also release Body Swap mode, which allows you to switch the gender of Shovel Knight or Shield Knight. The two player co-op mode (which previously required an amiibo to unlock and was Wii U exclusive) is also coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC as a free update.
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