Shovel Knight coming to Nintendo Switch + More!

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    Yacht Club Games has just revealed a couple of new announcements for Shovel Knight. Most importantly, the game is getting a port to the Nintendo Switch. The original game will also be getting re-titled to Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, to match the naming scheme of Plague of Shadows and Specter of Torment add-ons.

    Later on in the year, Yacht Club will be releasing King Knight's Campaign, staring the eponymous character. There will also be a "Battle" mode, where you can fight in up to 4 player local multiplayer.

    2 Player local multiplayer will be added to all console home versions of the game as well. This feature used to be exclusive to Wii U owners with a Shovel Knight Amiibo.

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment will be coming to the Switch, though the company did not clarify on the matter.

    Finally, the game's initial price will be raising. You have only a small time frame to buy it at the original price point before it raises. Each portion of the game will now be separate and cost money for new buyers.

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  2. WiiUBricker

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    I got the 3DS and Vita versions, so I'm good to dig.
     
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    See that stuff right there is the stuff i hate. So WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE AMIIBO? IS USELESS NOW. :glare:
     
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    Have it elsewhere so no need for me I guess. But good for Switch owners.
     
  5. Meteor7

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    Wow, all platforms? That's pretty crazy. Can they even do that and still make money?

    EDIT: Wait, I just realized they didn't mean any ownership = free Switch version. Still, that's pretty generous.
     
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  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Maybe linke with nintendo network account for discount?:ninja:

    Still I'm just more confused about the AMIIBO than the game.
    • NEW AMIIBO, EXLCUSIVE 2 PLAYER MODE WITH AMIIBO ON WII U
    • Price increase from $15 (probably gonna be $25)
    • Now on nintendo switch, include 2 player mode and 4 player multiplayer modes.
    So why did we buy the amiibo? SHOVEL KNIGHT IS THE ONLY GAME IT WORKS WITH. :blink:

    And the price increase... why? Cause more content is added? I thought the additional content is free with each update, now is like paying for it by costing more. Now i'm just hoping a new game comes out from these people. :glare:
     
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    Yo this is so hype. Shovel Knight is one of the few Indies i've played and it's really good.
    I'm so excited to see this go down on the Switch!
     
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    I don't know if they (Nintendo) make a superior for 3DS since all platforms for mobile gaming use an ARM architecture? Or they make new 3DS'kind with less kind of ARM CPU and say "hey what, we have got for you another gaming platform but with 2 screens and 3D screen (whatever) and free pack of cookies. Nintendo have very odd policy since they doomed the WII U.
     
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    I still haven't finished the original game and I bought it almost 2 years ago or whatever. Just shows how much time I put into non-Pokemon games. I had a really hard time in the underwater pirate ship level thing. This though interests me, more to play in the future, the game's super fun.
     
  10. ItsKipz

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    Holy shit, shovel knight coming to the switch is a dream come true. imagine 2 player coop with the joycons!!!

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    THe price increase is justified, if you already own the game you get free updates, otherwise you buy them as dlc. Remember that these people have to eat too.
     
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    Wah games cost money you don't pay for a game YOU LIKE that game company may go out of business that's how the world works
     
  12. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Oh, so i already own the wii u game. Then never mind. ^_^

    I hope the switch game get a Exclusive character like playstation or xbox. Still i don't think steam has anyone. :unsure:

    Maybe link can show up and have a digging contest and you get the Master shovel, which is like a master sword that shoot beams at full health and have high attack power. :P
     
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    So, if I understand... Treasure Trove is the all-in-one bundle, upgrading from the old $15 Shovel Knight...
    ...and the campaigns are also starting to be individually sold?

    And also, no more multiplayer Nintendo exclusivity, but PS4/XB1 still get their exclusives. FUCK NINTENDO AMIRITE?
     
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    I own this game on EVERY platform I own. Still haven't finished it after getting it at launch. Maybe i'll play it again one of these days.
     
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    To be fair the amiibo gets you double the relics that are fun to use, and you can give it custom looks. It's not too bad in my book, and makes multiple playthroughs interesting.
    Also everyone seems to be forgetting the amiibo was used in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 as a secret boss.
     
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    Do it, it's great
     
  17. 4gionz

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    For me shovel knight is the best indie of all time bar none. I already own it on 3ds and Xbox so need to worry from me but everyone else should pick it up asap that way they get the next 2 dlc for free.

    The dlc are basically a new campaign on modified versions of the same maps, but with all new story very expansive. I would reccomend this game to literally anyone who likes platformers.
     
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    b-but muh undertale...

    yeah shovel knight wins by a bit lol
     
  19. Imacaredformy2ds

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    At first glance I thought this was a sequel lmao
    Still, nice. If it's available at launch and Nintendo doesn't let me down I'll buy it
    My own money this time
     
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    The Wii U amiibo will continue to allow you to use custom knight in single or multiplayer. And it provides the amiibo singleplayer and amiibo co-op challenges.