Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows update announced

Free update lets you play as the villainous Plague Knight.

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Yacht Club Games has announced Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, a free update to Shovel Knight where you play as Plague Knight, due out across all platforms during the second quarter of 2015.

As the “villainous master of alchemy” seeking to concoct the ultimate potion, players must extract the ingredients from his former allies, the knights of the Order of No Quarter. The update promises a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more.

Find the full rundown below, via Yacht Club Games.


Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!


  • An adventure featuring a New Star: Plague Knight!
    • See your favorite game from a new point of view! Play as the explosive trickster Plague Knight with new story and gameplay!
    • Join Plague Knight on his quest to overthrow the Order of No Quarter! Become the ultimate alchemist… and maybe find some romance, too…
  • New Gameplay
    • Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
    • Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
    • Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!
  • Remixed Game Content
    • New objectives and enemies!
    • Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
    • New bosses!
    • Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be playable at PAX East in Boston this weekend, if you’re in the area.

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