Shovel Knight Locks Down Xbox One Release Date and Japanese Publisher

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Yacht Club Games have announced the release date for Shovel Knight on Xbox One.

The Xbox One version of Shovel Knight is launching next Wednesday, April 29th, while the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita version of the game were made available this week.

The developer also confirmed they’re launching Shovel Knight in Japan – across all platforms, thanks to a new deal with a Japanese partner. Following this release, all versions of the game will be patched with a Japanese language option.

Finally, a new “Challenge Mode” will be making its way to the game in the upcoming “Plague of Shadows” update. Fans can expect to partake in “speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders.”

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  1. Misogynerd
    April 23, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Hope the Japanese like it, although they’ve never been that big on indie titles not called Touhou.

  2. Mr0303
    April 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I got it this morning and played a bit at 5 am on the PS4 and continued my quest during my lunchbreak on the Vita. Awesome game.