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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment DLC Arrives on April 25 for PS4, PS3 & PS Vita

[embedded content] Yacht Club Games has announced that Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is releasing on April 25 in North America for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The European release is “April TBD.” If you already own Shovel Knight or Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, Specter of Torment will be available as a free download. If you don’t own Shovel Knight, PS4 owners will be able to buy Specter of Torment as a standalone game for $9.99 USD. Here’s what to expect from Specter of Torment: 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? Climb walls, leap over gaps, and dispatch enemies with the Dash Slash. Specter Knight’s playstyle brings motion and action to the forefront! Collect and upgrade Curios to unleash all new special attacks. Test your scythe skills with Feats and Challenge Stages featuring Boss rematches, platforming challenges, and more! Yacht READ…


Shovel Knight Books Make Their Way to Amazon

Looking to fill up your bookshelf with more gaming-related literature? Developer Yacht Club Games has partnered with Penguin Books to bring “shovelry” to your paperback collection. …Read More The post Shovel Knight Books Make Their Way to Amazon by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.


Shovel Knight’s Free Story Update ‘Specter of Torment’ Gets Release Date Across Most Platforms

Yacht Club Games announced that the free story update for their retro platformer, Shovel Knight, will launch for Wii U on April 21, and PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, 3DS on April 25 in North …Read More The post Shovel Knight’s Free Story Update ‘Specter of Torment’ Gets Release Date Across Most Platforms by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.


Amazon listing for Shovel Knight artbook spotted

Shovel Knight has been one of the best indie games to come to Wii U and Nintendo Switch and it seems like Yacht Club Games is enjoying that success by producing an official artbook for fans of the game. There’s no picture with this listing, but if it’s anything like the Hyrule Historia it should be of interest to Shovel Knight fans.The listing on Amazon says the book will be a 184 page art book that will feature tons of art from the Shovel Knight series. The book will be released on August 29th.Shovel Knight Artbook – $39.99 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!


Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda: Shovel Knight

If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule. One part Mega Man, one part DuckTales, one part Castlevania, and many parts many other 2D NES classics, 2014’s Shovel Knight was one of the finest (and somehow most original) neo-retro games of this generation. Made by the former WayForward developers at Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight challenged players to travel throughout the 8-bit countryside vanquishing foes with a gardening instrument to rescue their beloved Shield Knight. No wonder it made so much money on Kickstarter. In fact, Shovel Knight’s Kickstarter campaign was so successful, it funded the development of three additional campaigns starring the game’s memorable bosses. Specter of Torment, the second of these campaigns, is currently a Nintendo Switch exclusive and a great Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda. [embedded content] While I very READ FULL…


Yacht Club Games Reveal Specter of Torment Release Windows Across All Platforms

Champing at the bit for more Shovel Knight content? Yacht Club Games has revealed when the Specter of Torment expansion will be coming to consoles — other than the Nintendo Switch — and thankfully they are all …Read More The post Yacht Club Games Reveal Specter of Torment Release Windows Across All Platforms by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.


New patch available for Shovel Knight on Switch with several fixes

The folks over at Yacht Club Games have been hard at work on a patch for Shovel Knight and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment to fix a few issues that have cropped up in various areas of the game. Some of these changes specifically for Switch also include the ability to play at 1080p resolution while docked. Shovel Knight Patch 3.0A Fixes Fix: Specter of Torment: Crash when defeating the final boss with a German language setting. Fix: Specter of Torment: Fixed a bug that allowed Specter Knight to Judgment Rush to unintended locations during certain scenes. Fix: Specter of Torment: Horace sometimes rewarding the wrong gold amount when reaching the tower’s top. Fix: Support for Player 2’s controller within calibrate screen prompts. Fix: Delete All now resets screen scale and brightness settings. Fix: Shovel of Hope: Various bug fixes for co-op. Fix: Specter of Torment: Broken camera transition when falling into a certain death pit within “event 2”. Various localization and text improvements. Change (Shovel/Plague): The wandering encounter Reize will no longer cross over into the second tier of stages if the game time is below 25 minutes… Switch Now outputs at a 1080p resolution while playing in READ…


Shovel Knight creators would love to see more Shovel Knight amiibo

Some people are so enamored with the characters in Shovel Knight that they’ve taken to creating their own custom amiibo. The amiibo you see above is a custom Plague Knight amiibo created by @akshop08, who is well-known for her custom creations. It’s not exactly how we’d depict Plague Knight, but it definitely means there’s some interest.In a recent interview with Gadgets 360, Shovel Knight creator Sean Velasco was asked about several things surrounding the amiibo creation process, including how it was to work with Nintendo.“Nintendo approached us about amiibo, and we knew it was something we wanted to do. There was a very extensive pitching process, but once we got the okay, we had to do most of the legwork to make it happen. We luckily had great merchandising partners already in place that could help us with developing and manufacturing toys. Making real life toys was not in our wheelhouse compared to making digital games!”Shovel Knight is the only official amiibo available from Yacht Club games, but Velasco says he’d love to see others in the future.“As far as more amiibo go… man, wouldn’t it be cool to see amiibo of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight!? That…

Shovel Knight director on the Switch porting process

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove was one of the Nintendo Switch launch titles alongside the spin-off Specter of Torment. Right now, the Nintendo Switch is the only handheld that features multiplayer support in the game, since the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita versions left that out and you needed the Shovel Knight amiibo to unlock it for Wii U.Game director Sean Velasco recently spoke to Game Rant about the process of porting a game from the Wii U to the Nintendo Switch, revealing that Nintendo has been more than accommodating.“It was not too bad! Every platform has its challenges, especially prepping a game for launch! Everyone is figuring it all out for the first time, so there are definitely some bumps in the road. But Nintendo was really helpful and accommodating along the way.”Velasco says he hopes the ease of porting games to Nintendo Switch will encourage other Wii U developers to do the same so that Switch owners can experience those games they may have missed out on.[via GameRant] READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!


Specter of Torment Makes The Perfect Switch Companion To Zelda

If you need a break from finding creative ways to kill Bokoblins in Breath of the Wild, allow me to suggest a different type of game: Specter of Torment, a new standalone Shovel Knight expansion that’s just as good if not better than the original. Advertisement Although Specter of Torment will be free to anyone who owns the original version of Shovel Knight on other consoles, it’s a timed exclusive on Nintendo Switch, where you can get it now (either as part of the “Treasure Trove” compilation that includes the other Shovel Knight campaigns, or as a standalone game that’s simply called Specter of Torment). It is essentially a new version of Shovel Knight. The levels, bosses, and abilities are all entirely different, and it’s chock full of fun (and brutal) platforming challenges that make for a nice diversion after 10 straight hours of Breath of the Wild. When I visited Shovel Knight development studio Yacht Club Games last year while reporting for my book—pre-order now!!!!—one of the things that struck me most was that in 2016, two years after the release of Shovel Knight, they were still working on READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Shovel Knight’s body swap mode is ready for the Nintendo Switch

“Shovel Knight” will be coming out for the Nintendo Switch this week along with the “Specter of Torment” campaign, but that’s not all that’s coming around. Simultaneously with “Specter of Torment” Body Swap Mode will be added to the game. Body Swap Mode is a cosmetic setting menu that lets you switch the genders of the title knight, Shield Knight,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch

The 2D platformer Shovel Knight has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch launch with the Treasure Trove collection and the Specter of Torment expansion. …Read More The post Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.


Yacht Club Games Finally Working on a Game that isn’t Shovel Knight in 2017

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.

Shovel Knight- New Gameplay Modes and Campaigns Are on Their Way

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…