Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Lee Davies

Free Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC coming to Wii U and 3DS

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We are big fans of the sublime Shovel Knight, created by Yacht Club Games, here at Nintendo: Review. It is of equal pleasure that we announce the impending release, no fixed date yet, of the free DLC addition to the main game, entitled Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows. This sizeable additional quest will be arriving to the Wii U and the 3DS iterations of the game, once again, for absolutely no money.

Here’s the release details quoted from Yacht Club Games themselves;

Description
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!

Features
An adventure featuring a New Star: Plague Knight!

See your favorite game from a new point of view! Play as the explosive trickster Plague Knight with new story and gameplay!
Join Plague Knight on his quest to overthrow the Order of No Quarter! Become the ultimate alchemist… and maybe find some romance, too…

New Gameplay
Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!
Remixed Game Content

New objectives and enemies!
Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
New bosses!
Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!

We’ll keep you up to date with any further announcements and release dates, but for now enjoy some screen shots of Plague Knight in action.

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6 Responses to Free Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows DLC coming to Wii U and 3DS

  1. Lee Davies says:

    This is some truly awesome news. When I started playing the first game on the Wii U, it was after 4 days and nearly 9 hours of gameplay that I realised I had finished it. What a ride! Hard to put down.

  2. Darren Bolton says:

    Yes, incredible incredible game. Free DLC? Amazing news!!

    Any predictions/rumours as to WHEN it’s coming?

    • Lee Davies says:

      I’ve heard no rumours as to when this will be released, but personally I don’t think they’ll keep us waiting long after the announcement, so late March-early April. What do you think?

  3. Darren Bolton says:

    Hope it’s that early, but I’m thinking maybe even later in the year…. in the summer drought would be a good time actually!

    • Lee Davies says:

      Looks like you were right. I was sure they wouldn’t keep us waiting for so long after the announcement, but I suppose it is a heftily sized DLC.

  4. Darren Bolton says:

    Yeah, I’ve a lot to play through so I can wait, but looking forward to more Shovel knight.

    I think Nintendo should do a deal with them, put him in Smash Bros for exclusive Super Shovel Knight 🙂

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