Yacht Club Games announced that a free Shovel Knight update, titled Plague of Shadows, will hit Wii U and Nintendo 3DS later this year — with a surprise twist.
In the Plague of Shadows DLC, players follow the diabolical Plague Knight as he journeys to collect potion ingredients from the members of Order of No Quarter — the same villains Shovel Knight defeated in the main story. Plague Knight uses a combination of explosions and chemicals to attack, jump a blast through retro NES-inspired platform levels. He can also craft equipment and abilities with the addition of an alchemy system.
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The DLC will include both new levels and returning favorites from the main story — but with new secret areas and objectives. Plague Knight will face original monsters and bosses on his journey and can collect new recipes and ingredients during the game.
Yacht Club Games will demo Plague of Shadows at PAX East this weekend for fans attending the event. Players can expect the Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows update — for free — sometime in the second quarter of 2015.
Shovel Knight released to critical acclaim on Nintendo 3DS last June and on Wii U last November. It is also available for PC, Mac and PlayStation systems. The update will be available on all available platforms. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you can buy the game for $14.99.
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