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Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Showdown, and Treasure Trove coming out Dec. 10th, 2019

Finally, a release date!

Multiple years in the making! After so much hard work and eager anticipation on everyone’s part, we are excited to formally unveil the release date…December 10th, 2019!

Shovel Knight: King of Cards – December 10th
Shovel Knight Showdown – December 10th
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Physical Edition – December 10th
Shovel Knight Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack – December 10th
Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo – December 10th

We’ll continue posting more and more info about King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown on the road to release!

We think these games offer something truly special, from a grand, sweeping single-player adventure to a frenetic multiplayer battle game. We can’t wait to share them with all of you! We hope all of these upcoming Shovel Knight releases bring everyone a lot of joy at the end of this year — and for the years beyond!

Shovel Knight Showdown Character Highlight: Plague Knight

A plague is upon us

Plague Knight is a technical, high mobility character. He’s at his strongest when constantly on the move, so make sure you don’t get caught flat-footed. His attacks are relentless, but try not to be too predictable! Mix up your moves and your movement to keep enemies guessing about your next frantic attack.

Shovel Knight Showdown Character Highlight: Shovel Knight

The one and only

Yacht Club Games has started a series of videos to showcase the characters of Shovel Knight Showdown. The first installment is out today, and it gives us a rundown of the titular Shovel Knight. This whole experience wouldn't even be happening without him!

Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment both available for $5

Two great deals!

Looking for two more great deals on the Switch eShop? Today you can spend $10 and come away with two notable titles. One of those is Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition, which is the best version of a so-bad-its-good game. The second is Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, which is a legitimately good game! Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with either game, so hop on both right now!

Official Shovel Knight plush revealed, preorders now open

...with removable shovel!

Looking for a way to show your love of Shovel Knight? Why not grab an official Shovel Knight plush? Check out full details on this item below.

Shovel Knight plush is 12 inches tall and made with high quality soft minky fabric. Ages 4 and up. Run size of 400 units worldwide. Officially licensed from Yacht Club Games. Enamel Pin and Golden in game skin code for use in Rivals of Aether Game (not shown) included.

Character: A practitioner of the ancient code of Shovelry, Shovel Knight can do almost anything with his signature weapon, the Shovel Blade. His ingenuity and quick thinking have won him many battles, even though his stature is small! Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight lives by the creed of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

Grab your preorder here

Development on Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown is now complete

We can dig it!

Well that's a wrap, boys and girls! After 5+ years of work, Yacht Club has finally finished development on Shovel Knight content-wise. The company has announced that Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown are now complete! Now all we do is sit back and wait for these updates to be released! Remember, you'll have both the digital option, as well as retail on the Switch.

Yacht Club reiterates that Shovel Knight's King of Cards and Showdown content will be the end of the game's development

Digging their way out

Shovel Knight has gotten 5 years' worth of content. That's not something Yacht Club ever expected when the game launched, but it's been both a labor of love and a welcome surprise. The last bits of Shovel Knight content will be in the form of the King of Cards and Showdown updates, and in an interview with GamesIndustry, Yacht Club COO James Chan confirms that the game's development will be complete.

"[King of Cards and Showdown] is the end of the Kickstarter list. That's it. This will be the wrap up, this will be the end of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, and then it'll be pre-production on the next thing, which we're not quite sure what it is yet. We're gonna end the five year dev cycle, take a couple of weeks off, and then come back and say 'Okay, what are we gonna do?'"

Yacht Club says Switch is a "really good platform" for them, and it will definitely "be our main focus"

Switch is where "gamers speak our language"

Yacht Club burst into the gaming scene with Shovel Knight, and they had a major hit right out of the gate. That was back in the days of Wii U and 3DS, but the success continued over to Switch as well. Shovel Knight found old fans and newcomers alike with the Switch release, and Yacht Club has full intentions of sticking with Switch gamers going forward. Here's what Yacht Club COO James Chan had to say in a GamesIndustry interview about Shovel Knight's Switch success, and Switch in general.

"It was so early that we benefited from people having nothing else to buy," Chan adds, noting that Shovel Knight was among the first wave of third-party titles on both Wii U and Switch. "We were lucky then, but we do still see that the Switch is a really good platform for us. It's where gamers that speak our language are. It's definitely going to be our main focus."

Shovel Knight Showdown - more gameplay

Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try.

Yacht Club shares official details on the Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo

Digging up some gold

We've been reporting on rumors of a gold Shovel Knight amiibo for so long now that it's hard to believe it's finally confirmed, yet here we are! The listing went live on GameStop's website earlier this week, and now Yacht Club has shared an official rundown on the amiibo and what it does. Check out full details below.

Flashy! Decorative! Useful! You may have heard whispers of such a treasure. A beshoveled knight that shines like gold! Today we’re happy to finally confirm the legends are true! Let’s unveil one more surprise for Shovel Knight amiibo!

Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo

In addition to the original true blue Shovel Knight and the upcoming Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight — you can now upgrade your collection with a Shovel Knight sporting what is objectively the greatest armor in the game: the Ornate Plate! What a magnificent sight!

Pre-Order now!

Features

Scanning the Gold Edition Shovel Knight amiibo will allow you to access all of the same great modes as the original, ground-breaking, Shovel Knight amiibo.

Custom Knight – A crazy fun way to play Shovel of Hope! Level up by collecting gold and unlock new moves, costumes, and more!
Co-op challenge stages in Shovel of Hope
Baron Set costume for Shovel Knight Showdown
Fairy of Shovelry in any Shovel Knight game

This makes it a perfect choice if you always wanted to try out these great additions but were never quite able to track down the original Shovel Knight!

Q&A

When does it come out?

The Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo will release in December! Along with the Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove physical release, and the giant King of Cards/Showdown update! It’s going to be a big month for Shovel Knight!

Can I scan the Gold Edition amiibo through the box, like the original Shovel Knight amiibo?

No, due to requirements in packaging it is not possible to scan the amiibo contained within the Shovel Knight Gold Edition without first removing it from its container.

Will the Treasure Trove amiibo work on Switch? 3DS? Wii U?

Support for the Gold amiibo will be added to Wii U, 3DS, and Switch versions of Shovel Knight with the arrival of King of Cards and Showdown in December.

Do I need the amiibo to play co-op in Shovel of Hope?

No, co-op is available from the start on all console and PC versions of the game. No amiibo necessary. We recommend trying out a double Custom Knight co-op run if you ever get the chance!

Will you ever "reprint" the original Shovel Knight amiibo?

Since it has the same in-game features, you can effectively consider this Gold Edition as a kind of reprint of the original!

Is this a limited item?

This is not an intentionally limited item. We hope everyone who is interested can find it!

Is this a US exclusive?

No. We expect it to have similar availability as the original Shovel Knight amiibo. More store listings will come online soon!

Will it be available at an online or retail store near me?

We’d recommend contacting your nearby store to ask them!

Is it really made of gold?!

Much like King Knight’s crown, Shovel Knight Gold Edition amiibo is not made of gold.

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