One of the hits of last year was Shovel Knight which was praised by both players and critics alike. The game managed to receive an average Metascore of 91 which is an extremely impressive feat for an old school designed platformer. And yes, before you ask, there will be a retail version for both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. If you’d like to play on another platform then you can also purchase it for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. The game is coming North America on October 13th and to Europe on October 16th. Here’s what it contained in the box.
The physical version of Shovel Knight contains everything we’ve released so far. First, there is the original Shovel Knight campaign with all the content you know and love! Also included is Shovel Knight’s first content update: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows. Finally, there’s a full-featured Challenge mode with more than 50 crazy challenge levels to explore!
Of course, like the digital version, every boxed version will also receive FREE future updates as they become available:
- Specter Knight’s Campaign – A full campaign starring the shadowy scythe spinner!
- King Knight’s Campaign – A crazy campaign with the gilded goob himself!
- Battle Mode – Duel with up to 4 players as your favorite heroic or villainous knight! (Wii U/PS4/XB1/PC exclusive)
- Body Swap Mode – Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a dude? Well, now you’ll be able to change them all around, along with the rest of the cast!
Oh, and one more thing: every boxed copy of Shovel Knight will include a lavish instruction booklet similar to the Kickstarter reward. No 2-page inserts here! You deserve a full manual, to hold in your hot little shaking hands and pore over as you wait to get home!