Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail in October

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While a physical release for Shovel Knight was previously leaked and later rebuked, Yacht Club Games has confirmed to us that a retail version for their platformer is actually coming to stores.

The retail versions will be coming across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS on October 13th in North America, followed by October 16th in Europe, with an MSRP of $19.99. Our European fans will also be able to get a retail version of the game on PC.

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The physical edition of the game comes with a full instruction manual and all of the content released for Shovel Knight, including the Plague of Shadows update, and a rounded-out Challenge Mode with over 50 levels. There will be free content updates for those who buy the disc version, including:

  • 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/PC 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!

Finally, you can get a look at the Plague of Shadows update over on the Yacht Club Games blog, which is “coming very soon.”



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  1. Loli-Nox-Tan
    June 30, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Wii U version for me

  2. Siveon
    June 30, 2015 at 6:48 pm


    Give me that Wii U verison. I need it.

    EDIT: Fun fact, I did not copy & paste those ‘Mine’s.

  3. Loli-Nox-Tan
    June 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    If find it funny & sad that theirs a Wii U version but not a Vita version confirmed

  4. Siveon
    June 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    To be fair, it probably wouldn’t sell as much anyway.

  5. MaidKillua
    June 30, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Finally I can play this. 3DS version here I come

  6. TrojanHorse711
    June 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm


  7. sanic
    June 30, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Huh I need to figure out which version to buy, 3ds; wiiU; or ps4…

  8. Louis
    July 1, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Wait, there’s gonna be a Specter Knight and King Knight campaign too?

  9. Nagato
    July 1, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Will probably grab the PC version for that boxart, assuming it won’t be too limited in supply.

  10. Nonscpo
    July 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Agreed I find it odd too!

  11. Nonscpo
    July 2, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    If there was any port that needed the physical copy, it was the Vita port, I really don’t want to buy another memory card if I can avoid it. Oh well!