[embedded content] Specter of Torment, the next expansion of the critically-acclaimed Shovel Knight is finally coming out on the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PS3, in Europe this week. The expansion was released in North America on the same platforms last April 25. Here’s an overview of the expansion, which acts as a prequel to the game’s original campaign: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons. If he carries out his duties to the Enchantress, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve? Specter of Torment is a free update for those who already own the original game. Others can purchase it as a standalone game or as part of the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove collection which includes Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. [Source: Yatch Club Games] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
For as great as Shovel Knight is, it’s now been out since June 2016. It’s been ported to many systems and had a major piece of DLC released as well. Even though developer Yacht Club Games is …Read More The post Yacht Club Games Finally Working on a Game that isn’t Shovel Knight in 2017 by Leif Conti-Groome appeared first on DualShockers.
Not Only Is Shovel Knight Getting New Gameplay Modes and New Campaigns, It Will Also Be Coming to Nintendo Switch You can expect a lot coming this year from Yacht Club Games’ indie title featuring a tiny, blue, shovel-wielding hero of the same name, Shovel Knight. This year, they plan on starting things off with a name change. The game will be split into individual taglines, with the main title being called Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. The original campaign mode will be separated into its own individual tag, Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope. The two major campaign updates, Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment, will both be separated into their own entities, as they’ll both be released as standalone games at some point in the near future. A local four player battle mode is in the works, along with a fourth campaign. PC players will be getting a previously Wii U exclusive additional local co-op mode and will be seeing the fourth campaign, King Knight’s Campaign, sometime later this year. Owners of Shovel Knight will get all of these free campaigns and gameplay modes in 2017, however, the price of the game is set to rise in the Spring to balance…
Developer Yacht Club Games has announced that big changes are coming Shovel Knight this year, including a name change, price increase, and standalone campaign releases. When Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows launches this spring, it will be accompanied by Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. As Yacht Club Games explains, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is what all versions of Shovel Knight will become known as, and you’ll be able to purchase each campaign as a separate, standalone game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch (prices TBA). Also this spring, the price of Shovel Knight will be increasing from its current $14.99 USD (new price TBA). Yacht Club adds, “If you haven’t picked up Shovel Knight yet and want all the content included within Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, buy it now before the price increases this Spring! Or pick a selection of the standalone versions for a cheaper price!” Here’s why all of these changes are coming to Shovel Knight: Well, we hope providing less expensive standalone versions will provide better entry points for different types of players! Also, players can more easily grab an adventure (or Battle Mode) on another platform! All owners of Shovel Knight on all platforms will automatically…
The acclaimed 2014 2D platformer has been confirmed for a new version coming to Nintendo Switch, along with numerous updates on previous platforms. …Read More The post Shovel Knight Coming to Nintendo Switch; New Updates, Two-Player Co-op, and More Announced by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.
That’s a buff looking Shield Knight! Shovel Knight will be released on the Nintendo Switch. The popular platformer is also getting a slew of additional modes as well as new name and price. Advertisement Yacht Club Games outlined their plans in a blog post today. Shovel Knight will be updated into a new version called Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Players who own the original title will have their copy upgraded to the new version for free. It will contain the main game, the Plague Knight campaign Plague of Shadows, and the new Specter of Torment campaign featuring Specter Knight. The original campaign will now be known as ‘Shovel of Hope’ After the upgrade to Treasure Trove, new players who did not own the game will be able to purchase previous campaigns separately or as a bundle. The game’s price will also be increasing an unspecified amount in the Spring. If the restructuring seems confusing, that’s because it kind of is. Advertisement Less confusing and far more welcome are the upcoming additions to the game. A gender swapping Body Swap Mode will change READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Speedrunning charity event Awesome Games Done Quick is in full swing and already producing some amazing runs. Yesterday, a speedrun race between two Shovel Knight players stole the show. Advertisement Awesome Games Done Quick or AGDQ showcases some of the best speedrunners in a week long charity drive for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. In addition to solo runs, the event hosts races between players. This race between current Any% world record holder Smaugy and Munchakoopas is one of the best yet. The race is notable for focusing largely on high technical skill and very few glitches. The runners are also joined by the JHobz, who does wonderful commentary throughout the match. It’s everything you could ever want from a speedrun race: astounding boss fights, shortcuts, and a few heartbreaking deaths. In the end, Smaugy won. He secured victory by a meager six seconds. Advertisement Well done, runners. That definitely was awesome. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!