Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC Available Now; Here’s the Secret Code to Play as Plague Knight

on September 18, 2015 10:30 AM

Time sure has flown in over a year since Shovel Knight first released last year, and after critical acclaim and his own amiibo, the game’s first major expansion Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is finally available for all to enjoy a little more shovel justice in their lives.

Developer Yacht Club Games announced that Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is now available as a free update to the original game, with the new content containing a new side of the story for the original campaign from the perspective of one of the “Order of No Quarter,” the titular Plague Knight.

Plague of Shadows contains plenty of updates to the original game by bringing Plague Knight as a playable character with new animations and attacks, along with armor, collectibles, secrets, and more side content to discover. The update also brings in a new Challenge Mode with 10 new courses for Shovel Knight, 5 for Plague Knight, and 32 boss challenges.

Players can access the Plague of Shadows content by either finishing the original game as Shovel Knight, or in a fun throwback to the 8/16-bit era that the game so lovingly homages, can also put in a secret code at the game’s title screen to dive in and start playing as Plague Knight (you can find the code embedded down below).

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is now available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 3DS, PS Vita, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux – you can check here for more specific information on how to update your copy to get the expansion content by clicking here, and while you’re at it also check out the game’s soundtrack for free here.

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