Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove features more content, coming to Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Campaigns and battle modes will be made available for sale separately, too.


Yacht Club Games announced Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, a definitive edition-style release of 2014's Shovel Knight and its additional battle modes and campaigns due for release later this year on Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

In a detailed blog published today, the devs at Yacht Club Games outlined all the content available in the Treasure Trove edition, and how upgrading works for users who already own Shovel Knight.

"Soon, the game you now know as Shovel Knight will become Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove," the developer explained. Treasure Trove encompasses the original Shovel Knight campaign (now subtitled Shovel of Hope), plus the Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment campaigns featuring Plague Knight and Specter Knight as playable characters, respectively

Also in 2017, Yacht Club will release a campaign for King Knight, plus a battle mode for up to four players on all systems except PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

Users who own Shovel Knight on any platform will automatically be upgraded to the Treasure Trove edition, and will receive new content such as campaigns as they become available. You'll also be able to purchase all campaigns and the battle mode separately for Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Finally, in response to an overwhelming number of requests, Yacht Club will add a two-player cooperative mode to all consoles, as well as a Body Swap mode that switches the genders of Shovel Knight and his partner Shield Knight. Co-op will be available on all platforms except Vita and 3DS, and you don't need the Shovel Knight amiibo to play.

This spring, Yacht Club will raise Shovel Knight's price; anyone who buys the game before then will be grandfathered into Treasure Trove content.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and the Specter of Torment campaign will be released later this year.

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      January 12, 2017 6:16 AM

      Correct me if I'm wrong, but this takes away all the things the amiibo added, right?

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        January 12, 2017 6:21 AM

        *exclusive things*, I mean. It sounds like all versions will essentially be the same after this?

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          January 12, 2017 6:26 AM

          Seems so. The amiibo might have been a timed exclusive. I can find out and let you know. I'm working on... something.

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            January 12, 2017 6:48 AM

            Cool - thanks^^ (Interestingly enough, I was only looking into shovel knight for the first time on Sunday, was debating which version to pick up, etc. :P)

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            January 12, 2017 7:07 AM

            It's still going to be the easiest way to move a particular character around (with the Amiibo). I do wonder about the 3ds fighter version, wonder how that will work out or if it will exist on any other platform.

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