Shovel Knight’s Free Story Update ‘Specter of Torment’ Gets Release Date Across Most Platforms

on April 19, 2017 3:50 PM

Yacht Club Games announced that the free story update for their retro platformer, Shovel Knight, will launch for Wii U on April 21, and PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, 3DS on April 25 in North America.

The update titled Specter of Torment, which is available now on PC and Switch, allows players to take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter.

As of right now the update’s release is still to be determined in Europe as well as the Xbox One and Fire TV versions. The developer is still waiting on the official release date from the publisher.

For those who haven’t purchased Shovel Night, the Specter of Torment update will be sold as a standalone product for $9.99. Additionally, the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove edition is sold for $24.99 which includes Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, with more story updates planned.

If you’ve already purchased Shovel Knight, the update will be free.

The developer details the premise:

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons.

If he carries out his duties, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve? Experience perfect platforming, world-class visuals, all new stage designs, new music, new bosses, and even meet a friend or two in Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment!

 /  Staff Writer
Azario Lopez has held multiple positions in the game's media industry. At DualShockers he focuses on providing coverage for niche and indie video games in the form of news updates, reviews, and interviews.