Shovel Knight Update on September 17 Adds Plague of Shadows Content for Free

September 9, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Released back in April as a cross-buy title for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, Shovel Knight is set to receive a big free update next week on September 17 for “all existing platforms and regions.”

Titled Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the update adds an all new adventure and Challenge Mode:

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!

Yacht Club Games adds, “Don’t forget, you’ll need to clear the game as Shovel Knight to take on Plague Knight’s adventure and Challenge Mode! If you’ve lost your save progress or switched to a new platform…well we’ll share a special code to unlock Plague Knight right from the get-go too!”

If you don’t own Shovel Knight yet, a retail version complete with Plague of Shadows launches on October 13 for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS.

[Source: Yacht Club Games (1), (2)]