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Yacht Club Games Announces Shovel Knight: Plague Of Shadows Free DLC, Coming Q2 2015

Yacht Club Games has announced a free expansion pack for its 2D side-scrolling platform game Shovel Knight. The Californian-based developer has been hard at work on its first DLC pack, Plague of Shadows, since securing the game’s North American and European release on multiple platforms last year. Arriving for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, among other platforms, Plague of Shadows is due to arrive in the eShop around the second quarter of 2015.

Playing as the mischievous master of alchemy, Plague Knight, fans must guide him through various levels to find ingredients for the Ultimate Potion: Serum Supernus. But you’ll have to obtain these ingredients by extracting them from former allies – it’s a risky venture, though the Order of No Quarter won’t stand a chance against your world-class platforming skills.

The free DLC pack also features new gameplay mechanics and an alchemy crafting system for all your necessary power-ups. With many new bosses, enemies and a bunch of objectives, fans will be able to savour new flavours in a meaty expansion in Plague of Shadows. To take a look at some of the great new screenshots and illustrations, head to Yacht Club Games’ official site. Plus, gameplay details for Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows can be found below. Let us know if you’re looking forward to the expansion in the comment section.


  • 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!
  • 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!

12 thoughts on “Yacht Club Games Announces Shovel Knight: Plague Of Shadows Free DLC, Coming Q2 2015”

  1. I’m surprised that this DLC is free. I’m almost positive anyone who purchased Shovel Knight would have gladly paid for this DLC since the game is so awesome. I’m definitely looking forward to this.

    1. Ha. I was going to say the same thing.
      They had a fraction of M#9’s budget with a huge amount of gameplay and heart. I’d have gladly paid for DLC.
      I hope this means we’ll see even more DLC for $$ in the future! :D

  2. I was interested in this game, but now I am set on getting it. Also, incredible they are releasing free DLC after how they financially struggled during development (to the point of awkward credit card declines in the last months). What a turnaround, and what care for the customers.

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