Yacht Club’s 8-bit masterpiece Shovel Knight is coming to retail stores with a physical release! The game arrives on disc and cartridge for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS October 13 for NA and October 16 for Europe. This version is priced similarly to its eShop counterpart with a MSRP of $19.99. But wait, there’s more!
The retail version of Shovel Knight will come pre-loaded with the new content pack Plague of Shadows. This update is being rolled out for free to all versions of the game later this year and introduces a new quest where Plague Knight is the hero. A challenge mode that includes over 50 challenge stages is also being included in the update that will be on the retail game. But we aren’t done yet!
Yacht Club Games is planning several more free content updates for both the digital and retail versions of Shovel Knight. These include new quests for Specter Knight and King Knight, a multiplayer battle mode, and a gender swap mode. Retail versions of Shovel Knight will also include a full physical game manual, similar to the Kickstarter reward from the game’s original crowdfunding campaign.
Shovel Knight is an excellent game that we quite enjoyed at Nintendojo. It will make an excellent addition to the Wii U and 3DS physical library. Will you be picking up a retail copy this Fall? I plan to definitely snag one for Wii U.
Source: Yacht Club Games