Shovel Knight working to introduce two new characters into the campaign


Shovel Knight #platforming adventure for #Linux, Mac, Windows PC is getting an update that adds two new characters to the campaign. The title, developer #YachtClubGames announced the campaign creations on Twitter, the boss characters Specter Knight and King Knight. The studio is again remixing the game to specifically tailor the gameplay to the abilities of those characters. Meaning that each character is getting its own campaign and story.
Shovel Knight generated $311,502 after asking for $75,000 on the crowdfunding Kickstarter platform in 2013. Having also surpassed 1 million copies sold. Delivering King and Specter was part of a stretch goal for that project, which should complete the game Yacht Club promised, following that campaign.

Yacht Club has yet to announce a release date for the new content. On Twitter the developer explained that it is working on both the Specter and King Knight campaigns simultaneously to save time, but also pushing back the eventual release.

The studio also outlined that it will release the Specter Knight and King Knight campaigns separately but still “close together.” Expect to get the content no matter what other platform you play on. Shovel Knight is out for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and 3DS, so all platforms should get the updates around the same day and date.

Yacht Club Games did hint a bit about the future. These next two updates will complete the Kickstarter stretch goals, so the studio can consider promises fulfilled. Which means the studio can focus on their next game.


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