Yacht Club Games had some wonderful news for us this morning. The upcoming free expansion to Shovel Knight, Plague of Shadows, is coming out way next week.
Plague of Shadows is hitting Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Sony PS3, Sony PS4, Sony Vita, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux (phew!) on Thursday, September 17th. Plague of Shadows sees the villain of Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, become the titular character of his own 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!”
The new content welcomes new objectives, enemies and bosses, as well as “new paths through classic levels.” To use Plague Knight, Yacht Club Games says you simply choose him at the Shovel Knight character selection screen after beating the game. However, they tease that “there may be a way to unlock Plague of Shadows without finishing the Shovel Knight campaign…”
Here’s the official Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows trailer: