Yacht Club Games teases new free Shovel Knight content0 Comments
Developer Yacht Club Games has a good bit of new free content in the works for their retro throwback platformer Shovel Knight. Players have already been treated to the Plague of Shadows expansion, which put gamers in control of the Plague Knight character with an entirely new skill set, and now Yacht Club have teased new free content featuring two former adversaries as playable characters.
The first of the new campaigns to be released will feature Specter Knight, who, like the Plague Knight, will feature his own special abilities. Unique to Specter Knight is the Dash Slash abilitiy, which draws the character toward enemies in diagonal motions. Increased mobility seems to be a primary focus for the Specter Knight, as he's also able to scale up walls in short bursts. The other campaign is planned around the character King Knight, whose unique skill set seems to include a spinning downward stomp attack as well as a mid-air dash.
There's more in the works than just new characters, too, as Yacht Club have announced that they're also working on including new feats, challenges, something called Body Swap, and a new Battle mode. No specific release dates have been given, but the team have indicated that the new content "should arrive sooner than the wait between Shovel Knight and Plague Knight."
There's a Ton of Free Shovel Knight Content in Development, and It Looks Great, GameSpot