The team over at Yacht Club Games have given a retail update for the physical release of Shovel Knight. Part of the update was that the release date has been moved from October 13th, to October 30th for Europe and November 3rd for North America. Yacht Club Games advised that this was due to the Plague of Shadows content taking a little longer than expected, and they wanted to make sure the game had the update straight out of the box. The game will also now come with a downloadable version of the official soundtrack.
Within the update there’s also a note that the Xbox One version has been cancelled due to publishing policies beyond their control, and that they will be potentially working on a PS Vita version. There’s also details on a price change for both the 3DS and Wii U version – they will now retail at $24.99 instead of the original price of $19.99, due to what Yacht Club Games has described as “rules in place about where games with certain prices are displayed” – because of this, they wanted to avoid their new release going straight in the bargain bin, hence raising the price slightly. However, it has been pointed out that some retailers will still honour the original price people have pre-ordered the title for.
For those wondering when the Shovel Knight amiibo will be released in North America, they haven’t missed this out of the update and the team have advised, “For all those wondering about all things Shovel Knight amiibo, we hope to have more updates soon. We’re still pinning down a final release date. As soon as we know, you’ll know! Many have asked for us to open up preorders in North America — and so do know that we are considering it. Hopefully when we announce the release date we’ll have more info on that front!”. You can check out the full article of the retail update here.
Thanks, L. Carlos Pando