Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Coming September 17th

Yacht Club Games has confirmed today that the downloadable content for Shovel Knight which is titled Plague of Shadows will be arriving on September 17th. The update, which is completely free, is arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, 3DS, and PC. You can check out the features and a trailer, below.


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!
  • Prove your mettle in Challenge Mode. Take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!



  1. It makes me happy that indie developers (who already probably don’t make much money from their games) create FREE DLC for their game. I understand that AAA games need tons and tons of money to develop, market, and produce, but it still gives a nice feeling that most indie devs are extremely generous in terms of extra content.


    1. Small Indie Devs have the freedom to risk trying new ideas and don’t have a publisher taking a huge chunk of money or a team of say 300 or more people working on the game. In a lot of ways it’s better to be indie then be like say stupid Konami or UBISOFT these days.


  2. Shovel knight on iOS is what I am still waiting for. Stop pretending iOS is not a real platform people. Legit games exist there and this game would be epic on 6 plus


    1. Yes, smart devices is a platform for gaming. Of course it is. But touch screen controls for a technical, precise platformer like shovel knight is just asking for rage quits. If your getting the game on iOS, then your getting the inferior version of the game.. But I understand if it’s your only platform available. It is absolutely better than nothing at all.


      1. Games on mobile are fun for on the go play and with android I use my ps3 controller through Bluetooth which makes my tablet a pretty handy little portable console for trips. And even games that aren’t too extensive on holding a button to charge or run aren’t too bad on a touch screen. Ducktales, Mega man X, and RPGs are perfect examples. When I was in school I played through Pokemon Red, Sliver, Emerald, and a link to the past on emulators using touch screen and they all played pretty well, not as good as console or actual handheld but very payable and convenient. If Shovel Knight made its way to ios and android (maybe with a save state function when the app closes for playing in bursts) I’d probably buy it again even though I already own it on Wii U


  3. It’s crazy at the amount of content we are getting for free. It’s like a sequel to the original game almost… I wish they would charge at least a couple of bucs for this. They deserve the money, and they could put it towards thier next creation….


    1. I’d really like to see them make more titles. Shovel Knight was a great game and the company definitely shows they can make quality games, especially for an indie developer.


  4. I’m sick to death of always hearing about DLC. I NEVER buy DLC! No way is game companies getting even MORE of my money after already buying a game (except in very rare instances).


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