It's been in the works for several months, with developer Yacht Club Games first revealing it to Shacknews back in November. Now the studio is ready to officially unveil the first add-on campaign for Shovel Knight, putting players in the role of the mad apothecary Plague Knight. The Plague Knight campaign, titled Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, is set to come to all versions of Shovel Knight with a Q2 2015 release date.
The all-new story sees Plague Knight looking to concoct the Serum Supernus, known as the Ultimate Potion. He's missing a few ingredients, though, and they all happen to be in the hands of his cohorts from the Order of No Quarter. The story will introduce a whole new narrative, new characters, and entirely new mechanics. Unlike the master of shovelry, Plague Knight will rely on potions and explosives to make his way across the world. He'll be able to create new potions with a new Alchemy System that allows players to craft new potions out of ingredients collected in the world.
While it'll be a while before Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows hits, those attending PAX East this weekend will get to check it out for the first time. As mentioned, look for it to arrive on all versions of Shovel Knight, including the PlayStation versions, which Yacht Club confirmed would drop on April 21.