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New Shovel Knight DLC Announced for 2018

Enter The King of Cards

With it’s retro style graphics, awesome cast of characters and engaging boss battles, Shovel Knight earned itself a spot as one of the best games of 2014!

Of course the hype didn’t stop there, as thanks to its two incredible DLC we were able to take up arms once again and traverse deeper this pixelated fantasy world, albeit from the point of view of two antagonists: Plague Knight and Specter Knight.

Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment not only offered contrasting stories and gameplay mechanics, but thanks to the surprising amount of depth that came from their lead characters we were given a mini-trilogy that more than delivered on the emotional payoff.

As it happens, there is still one last story to tell.

Yep, it’s King Knight’s time to shine!

According to an article on

Yacht Club Games has announced that Shovel Knight: King of Cards will be released for multiple platforms in 2018.

Speaking during the Nindies Summer Showcase overnight, the developer confirmed that King of Cards will be the final expansion for Shovel Knight, and includes four new world and 30 new courses.

The expansion acts as a prequel to Shovel Knight, and details how King Knight ascended to the throne. There’s also a separate new mode with card battles to tuck into when you’re done with the regular action.

See below for the official press blurb.

“Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the final campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga, and it’s bigger and grander than ever! Step into the regal shoes of King Knight, the Gilded Goon himself, as you shoulder bash and spin jump through all those who would oppose your reign! Travel through 4 new worlds and more than 30 all new courses, all on a journey to best the “Three Kings” who lord over the land. Discover what it takes to become a true monarch, meet a friend or two, and amass a King’s ransom in items and loot! Refined platforming, exquisite visuals, story with heart, action-packed courses, glorious new bosses and more await in Shovel Knight: King of Cards”

Sounds like things are about to get a whole lot shinier.

Check out the gameplay reveal trailer below!