It’s 2018 and Yacht Club Games is still pumping out new content for Shovel Knight which originally launched back in 2014 and that’s equal parts awesome and unprecedented. Today, Yacht Club revealed the final piece of the Shovel Knight puzzle and this time around, it’ll bring in a multiplayer component.
Shovel Knight Showdown will at long last round out the complete Treasure Trove package and will allow you to battle with up to 4 different players. Each person will be able to select one of the many different characters from the Shovel Knight universe to fight one another or you can jump into the story mode by yourself for solo play.
Shovel Knight Showdown will come for free to those who have already purchased Treasure Trove and will also be available for standalone purchase. Unfortunately, however, it won’t be making its way to 3DS or Vita platforms.
As for other details associated with Showdown, Yacht Club’s website listed the following:
Play as all the key heroes and villains from Shovel Knight, many for the first time ever! Master over 16 playable characters including Shovel Knight, Shield Knight, Black Knight, The Enchantress, and all of the Knights of the Order of No Quarter!
Compete in one-on-one duels, frantic 4 player free-for-alls, and cooperative team battles against AI opponents or your friends in modes like Gem Clash, Showdown, and more!
Battle through Story Mode, a multistage journey customized for each character! Your chosen hero will face a rival, defeat scores of opponents, relax with a minigame or two, and hopefully see their tale completed after an all-new final encounter!
Explore myriad stages inspired by famous characters and locales in Shovel Knight, as well as a plethora of all-new stages.
Prepare and perfect your moves in a full-featured practice mode.
Yacht Club Game’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art,
and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit, but with a frenetic new coat of paint!
New songs compliment an award-winning soundtrack composed by Jake “Virt” Kaufman.
Balanced and intuitive gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.
As for the upcoming new King of Cards expansion for Shovel Knight, Yacht Club says that they haven’t forgotten about it. In fact, those who are still waiting for a release date for King of Cards can expect to finally get one later this week. Not only this, but Showdown will also see its first public appearance this weekend at PAX West.
You can check out a new gameplay video of Shovel Knight Showdown in action down below courtesy of IGN if you’d like to see more of what to expect from this new multiplayer element. You can also find some new screenshots beneath the gameplay video.
Currently, there’s no release date for Shovel Knight Showdown but we’ll likely learn more in the coming months.