Shovel Knight gets physical, coming to retail in October


Yacht Club Game’s highly praised Shovel Knight, a nostalgia filled 2D platformer, is currently available on Nintendo, Playstation, and Xbox consoles digitally, but if you’re one those people who like to display their games on their shelves, well the developer has some good news for you.

Shovel Knight will be coming to retail for a physical release on October 13th, for 3DS, WiiU, PS4 and Xbox One. The disc based retail copies will include all the everything that has been released for the game up to it’s release including the game’s main campaign, the upcoming Plague of Shadows add-on and the new challenge mode.

Speaking of Plague of Shadows, Yacht Club Games has stated that they are almost done with the upcoming free add-on which will put you in the shoes of Plague Knight, and is expecting to release it before the launch of the retail version. Other updates have been announced as well, which will be free for both digital and retail versions. These include a 4-player multiplayer battle mode which is exclusive to the Wii U, PS4, PC and Xbox One versions of the game, as well as a new campaign featuring Spectre Knight and King Knight, and a body swap mode.

Yacht Club has announced that they will be publishing the physical copies of the game themselves and will feature a full instruction manual. The retail copies of the game is currently priced at $19.99 and pre-orders are live at your favourite retailer now.