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Shovel Knight

Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

This game made the top 10 in Club Nintendo's Fan Faves 2014 survey! Learn more >

New Update Available Now! Get Plague of Shadows for free!

Available for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS!

Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!

Introducing Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows! - Plague of Shadows expansion is FREE to everyone who owns the game. Play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own.

  • Embark on a new adventure starring Plague Knight, the addled alchemical master of disaster! Featuring a brand new playable character, all new relics, new systems, new boss battles, level tweaks, and a brand new story to adventure through!
  • Prove your mettle in Challenge Mode. Take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!

Shovel Knight is coming to retail on October 13! The physical version of Shovel Knight will include the following:

  • Original Shovel Knight campaign
  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows
  • A full-featured Challenge mode with more than 50 crazy challenge levels to explore!
  • Every boxed version will also receive FREE future updates as they become available:
  • Specter Knight’s Campaign - A full campaign starring the shadowy scythe spinner!
  • King Knight’s Campaign - A crazy campaign with the gilded goob himself!
  • Battle Mode - Duel with up to 4 players as your favorite heroic or villainous knight! (Wii U/PS4/XB1 exclusive)
  • Body Swap Mode - Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a dude? Well, now you’ll be able to change them all around, along with the rest of the cast!
  • A lavish instruction booklet
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