Those who have bought indie platformer Shovel Knight are set to get even more for their money in the near future, as the developer behind the game has announced it is creating a host of new free DLC for the title. Teasing the upcoming expansions on their developer blog, Yacht Club Games has revealed that they are working on two new campaigns for Shovel Knight, one focusing on the Specter Knight and another for the King Knight.
These will not only include brand new attacks and abilities that are not available in the base version of the game but will also give players the chance to experience two distinct stories personal to the individual characters. That isn’t all though, the studio is also working on a competitive multiplayer gametype called Battle Mode and a Body Swap feature that will allow players to change the genders of some of the character, including the titular Shovel Knight.
Yacht Club Games have already released one full expansion for Shovel Knight in the form of the Plague of Shadows DLC. This gave players control of the Plague Knight, a character from the original game who is on his own journey. It also included a host of new moves, skillsets, and challenges for the original campaign mode.
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