Shovel Knight had a very successful Kickstarter and because of that keeps getting a bunch of new incredible updates to the base game. That said, we're nearing the end of the Shovel Knight feature train and the last few stops seem to be some of the most compelling! Announced today, Shovel Knight Showdown looks to create a brawler style local multiplayer game featuring Shovel Knight and a ton of other boss characters. IGN got a 10 minute gameplay trailer linked above and from that it looks like a fun brawler that looks right at home on the PS4, Switch and XBox One!

"Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try.

Shovel Knight Showdown features local only multiplayer, and arrives as a free update to all existing versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on consoles and PC. It will not be available on portable platforms (3DS and Vita). It will also be made available as a standalone game!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 08/29/2018 at 10:19pm

Is this why King of Cards is not out yet?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/29/2018 at 10:39pm

Yeah, I think so. It SEEMS like they might be wrapping up both in one huge final push.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/30/2018 at 07:21pm

Getting a physical Switch version with all the content coming April 9th 2019! So Shovel Knight will get it's final update next year!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 08/31/2018 at 01:57pm

That’s a long ways away. I will pick up the physical version even though I have the digital.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/02/2018 at 01:54am

Right. I'm not sure. I think I might pick it up. Playing it on the Switch seems like a good fit for the system even though I have it on PC.

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