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Shovel Knight’s final two expansions will release in April

Armour-clad 2D platformer Shovel Knight will be launching a double expansion on April 9th. As well as the previously announced King Of Cards, Yacht Club Games will be releasing Shovel Knight Showdown, a local-only multiplayer party game that will come as both a free update for owners of the game and as a standalone purchase. You can watch a 10-minute gameplay demo courtesy of IGN…

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Shovel Knight meets the Battletoads in his latest update

The Battletoads have escaped the confines of Microsoft's corporate grasp and have made their way to the greater PC audience through Shovel Knight [official site] update. You can now meet, battle and befriend the burly amphibian trio in a whole new level. This was initially exclusively to Xbox then spread to the Windows 10 version, and thanks to last week's update (full patch notes here)…

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Shovel Knight: King of Cards bouncing into 2018

The final campaign of fab platformer Shovel Knight [official site] will arrive in 2018, developers Yacht Club Games have announced. Like the Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment bonus campaigns before it, King of Cards stars one of the main game's villains on an adventure of their own. This time it's the dastardly King Knight, who'll bouncing and bopping his way through four worlds…

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Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment leaping to April

Specter of Torment, the next add-on coming free to cracking throwback platformer Shovel Knight [official site], should be bouncing our way in April. That's the word from developers Yacht Club Games, who previously said more broadly that it'd arrive in spring. Like the Plague Knight expansion, Specter of Torment will bring a campaign starring another knight, this time Specter Knight with his swish wall-climbing and…

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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment shows off new moves

Everyone's favorite game about a knight with a highly undignified weapon is getting a prequel, and how! Starring Spectre Knight as its playable character, the 'Specter of Torment' campaign will arrive as a free update to Shovel Knight [official site]. We've had a peek at his swift moves before but a new trailer shows a lot more of what we should expect when Spectre Knight…

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Shovel Knight Shows Off Specter Knight’s Free Campaign

Shovel Knight is already a cracking fighty platformer - have you played it? - but developers Yacht Club Games have kept adding to it as they tick off stretch goals from the Kickstarter which funded it. The dastardly Plague Knight got his own campaign last year and now Yacht Club have revealed the next boss becoming playable in a free update, Specter Knight. He's an…

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Shovel Knight’s Free Plague Knight Expansion Released

I exhibit levels of nostalgia some describe as "monstrous" - I recently decided that keeping both the last birthday card and the final Christmas card from my dead grandmother constituted hoarding and binned one of them, and don't even get me started on chiptune - so you can trust that I'm not simply taken in by the retro stylings of Shovel Knight [official site]. It's…

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Shovel Knight’s Free Expansion “Coming Soon”

Shovel Knight [official site] is a fine game, drawing influence from many 8-bit games into a smart, slick, and unique fight-o-platformer which rises above plain old nostalgia. (Read what Cobbo said about it.) It's about to get bigger and better, thanks to a free expansion which developers Yacht Club Games say really is "coming soon" for real this time. They've made a trailer and everything…

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Feature: Every Day I'm Shovellin'

Have You Played… Shovel Knight?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every weekday of the year, perhaps for all time. Shovel Knight [official site] is one of the few retro platformers that's made me feel I was in front of my NES/SNES again. I've missed that. Better still, I no longer have to stop to clean up my room.

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Trowel Squire: Shovel Knight Brings Joy

Oof, what a dour Friday it's been. I feel like every time I've opened a tab on this here internet and decided to clatter my fingers across the keys, I've been moaning and complaining about something or other. What a delight it was to see Shovel Knight in the Steam new releases. "This'll dig out the dirt and cast away the cobwebs", I thought to…

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I Have No Pants Because Shovel Knight Charmed Them Off

Retro platformers are pestilence. They're a lighting rod for cheap nostalgia, a familiar smile with mountains of mold sandwiched between rotten teeth. That is what I would say if I were prone to over-generalizing, which I'm absolutely, positively not - except when I am. Yeah, the modern gaming landscape has more retro platformers than ye olde days back when these tropes were actually invented, but…

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