Developer Yacht Club Games has unearthed a whole load of Shovel Knight news, revealing that its long-awaited King of Cards campaign and fighting spin-off Shovel Knight Showdown will finally be releasing on all supported platforms this December. Additionally, a new game for the spade-wielding hero, Shovel Knight Dig, has been revealed.
This flurry of Shovel Knight announcements comes courtesy of Yacht Club’s latest livestream, which also featured new trailers for both King of Cards and local four-player brawler Shovel Knight Showdown. Yacht Club called the former, which builds its 2D platform action around King Knight this time around, “bigger than any game we’ve ever made”, noting that it actually includes a complete card game, Jaustus, technically making it two experiences in one.
Shovel Knight Showdown (which won’t be available on Vita or 3DS) and King of Cards will be free to all owners of the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove bundle, or can be purchased separately. An updated physical release of Treasure Trove will arrive this December, incorporating Shovel of Hope, Plague of Shadows, Spectre of Torment, King of Cards, and Showdown. It’ll be available on Switch, PlayStation 4, and, for the first time, Xbox One.