Soon, the game you now know as Shovel Knight will become Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. When that happens, you’ll also have new options to purchase each campaign as separate, standalone games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Mac/Linux, and Nintendo Switch:
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope – Shovel of Hope is our new name for the original Shovel Knight game, since it needed a title like the others. What do you think!? Rewatch the adventure here.
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows – Plague Knight’s Campaign emerges from the Shadows to hopefully get some recognition this time! Watch it all here.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – Specter of Torment is our most expansive campaign yet. We’re so excited for you to become the reaper! See Specter Knight in action here.
As long as it comes Physically to the Switch, I am sure to get that. ^^ I hope there'll be some form of special edition as well. I am a sucker for those.
They replied to that question that they had no plan for a physical release on Switch sadly.
Is only Co-op going to the other versions (meaning the Nintendo versions would still have Custom Knight and the extra Challenges as exclusives), right?
I don't wanna feel my Shovel Knight amiibo will be rendered useless for its own game.
So long as the Wii U version doesn't miss out on any content, IE actually still GETS all this DLC they're taking so long to make, then I'm good.
Read the faq on their site. Short answer: yes.
I'm just increasingly cautious is all. So many indie devs are pulling/cancelling games, even ones that were Kickstarted, or stretch goaled, and or otherwise committed to come to Wii U, for eShop. It's depressing.
Not everyone who owns a Wii U is just going to put the thing in the closet or throw it away the day Switch launches. For that matter, not everyone is going to be able to afford to get a Switch anywhere near launch, if they want one. I look at the PS Vita situation, that system has a very equitable amount of total unit sales worldwide as Wii U, yet it still gets a fair amount of digital PSN titles for it, even though it's been a "dead" system that they don't even sell anymore in most stores, for years. I think if that core Vita userbase is obviously still supporting digital titles, then I wish that more indie devs would show a little backbone and try to trust that just maybe, the Wii U digital user base would continue to buy digital software like Yooka-Laylee, and the various other games that have recently been announced as cancelled.
I know Yacht Club seems on the up and up, moreso than most devs, so I trust them. But that doesn't stop me from worrying a little, when so many OTHER studios seem to have abandoned the platform.