Shovel Knight Plague Of Shadows Descends This Spring


Yacht Club Games, makers of the crazy-successful Kickstarter indie game Shovel Knight, has announced that one of their stretch goals is almost ready to roll out. Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be released in Q2 of this year as an expansion to anyone who has a copy of Shovel Knight. Plague of Shadows lets you play as Plague Knight, one of the Order of No Quarter from the original game, and progress through a new story with new puzzles and bosses.

Yacht Club Games’ description reads:

"In this adventure, you play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!"

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is totally free to anyone who owns the game. A playable demo of the expansion will be available at PAX East, and there’s loads more information about the game here on their website.

A reminder too that shovelry is at last on its way to Playstation 3, 4, and Vita on April 21st. The Sony version will feature cross-buy so you can get the game on all three platforms with only one purchase, and will also feature God of War’s Kratos as a special boss. Plague of Shadows will be available for the Playstation bunch, too.

If you’ve still not picked up Shovel Knight, it’s a shining example of what Kickstarter indie games ought to be–one that delivers on its promises and succeeds by virtue of hard work, realistic expectations, and a great idea. Check out Eric’s review of the game here if you’re still on the fence.

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