It’s been a year since Shovel Knight dug into the hearts of people everywhere. Can you believe it? With more than 700,000 copies sold and over 100 awards including many Game of the Year accolades, Shovel Knight’s phenomenal success is something we never dreamed possible. Now, we’re ready to take the next step: into the REAL WORLD!
That’s right! We’ve heard the demand, and now we have our biggest megaton announcement yet:
Shovel Knight is coming to retail.
North America AND Europe: October 13, 2015
Available on PlayStation 4
Pre-Orders should be live at your favorite retailer: Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Gamestop, Amazon… you name it! To make as big of a splash as possible, and to let retailers know that they need to stock up, you should definitely pre-order now! We’d consider it a huge personal favor; thanks in advance!
What’s in the box?!
The physical version of Shovel Knight contains everything we’ve released so far. First, there is the original Shovel Knight campaign with all the content you know and love! Also included is Shovel Knight’s first Content Update: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows. Finally, there’s a full-featured Challenge mode with more than 50 crazy challenge levels to explore!
Of course, like the digital version, every boxed version will also receive FREE future updates as they become available:
- Specter Knight’s Campaign – A full campaign starring the shadowy scythe spinner!
- King Knight’s Campaign – A crazy campaign with the gilded goob himself!
- Battle Mode – Duel with up to 4 players as your favorite heroic or villainous knight!
- Body Swap Mode – Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a dude? Well, now you’ll be able to change them all around, along with the rest of the cast!
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows – Coming very soon!
The wait for Plague of Shadows is almost over! It will definitely hit BEFORE the boxed version. We’re in the home stretch and are polishing every detail, pixel, and potion right now. Check out some screens before the final version is released:
Remember that tough bookroom in Pridemoor? Look at Plague just breeze on by it!
Battle Mode Teaser
Even in the chaos of all this new stuff, we are still plugging away on new features, one of which is Battle Mode! Hopefully, Battle Mode can also be included in the boxed version of Shovel Knight on day one. Here’s a taste:
Oh, and one more thing: every boxed copy of Shovel Knight will include a lavish instruction booklet similar to the Kickstarter reward. No 2-page inserts here! You deserve a full manual, to hold in your hot little shaking hands and pore over as you wait to get home!
That’s all we’ve got! Hope you’re excited as we are to see Shovel Knight at retail! Let us know what you think in the comments.