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Yacht Club Games announces Shovel Knight Showdown

Shovel Knight Showdown

Over at their official site, Yacht Club Games has announced the next addon coming for Shovel Knight. This newest piece of content is called Shovel Knight Showdown and will feature new locations, characters, bosses and more. You and up to four of your friends can take on new challenges with tons of new playable characters, and with an equally large ton of new items.

The new game will be available for free if you own the Treasure Trove collection, or as a standalone game for purchase at a $9.99 price point. It can be picked up on consoles and PC. It will not be available on portable platforms (3DS and Vita).

And if you happen to be at PAX West at the end of this month, feel free to check out Shovel Knight Showdown on the show floor.

Here’s the full rundown of the new features and content, direct from Yacht Club Games:

  • Play as all the key heroes and villains from Shovel Knight, many for the first time ever! Master over 16 playable characters including Shovel Knight, Shield Knight, Black Knight, The Enchantress, and all of the Knights of the Order of No Quarter!

  • Compete in one-on-one duels, frantic 4 player free-for-alls, and cooperative team battles against AI opponents or your friends in modes like Gem Clash, Showdown, and more!

  • Battle through Story Mode, a multistage journey customized for each character! Your chosen hero will face a rival, defeat scores of opponents, relax with a minigame or two, and hopefully see their tale completed after an all-new final encounter!

  • Explore myriad stages inspired by famous characters and locales in Shovel Knight, as well as a plethora of all-new stages.

  • Prepare and perfect your moves in a full-featured practice mode.

  • Yacht Club Game’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art,

    and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit, but with a frenetic new coat of paint!

  • New songs compliment an award-winning soundtrack composed by Jake “Virt” Kaufman.

  • Balanced and intuitive gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.

So it looks like Shovel Knight is going out with a bang of sorts. I’m sure fans will be very excited to get their hands on this new stuff. Check out the announcement trailer for Shovel Knight Showdown down below. No release date has been confirmed as of yet, although we expect more details in the coming months.

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