Shovel Knight Showdown is extremely different from all other Shovel Knight games up to this point, as it plays like more of a Smash Bros. clone than a 2D platformer. A radical departure for sure, but could it become the next big fighting game? Yacht Club certainly hopes so, as they indicated in an interview with QuarterCircles.
We would love to see it grow into its own franchise. It really depends on how everyone takes to it though. We hope everyone really gives it a go and has a ton of fun!