Following Nintendo’s press release about the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch, Yacht Club Games made their own announcement regarding Shovel Knight. They confirmed that Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (a version that includes the base game and all expansions) would be released on March 3rd in Europe and North America, and would cost $/€9.99 and $/€24.99 respectively.
If you’re wondering about Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope and Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, they will get stand-alone releases at a later date. Yacht Club Games instead chose to focus on getting Specter of Torment and Treasure Trove ready for the Nintendo Switch launch.
As for other platforms, Specter of Torment and the Treasure Trove update will both be released in April (for both retail and physical versions). The reason it’s taking longer for those platforms is due to the time needed for testing and bug fixing each and every version of the game (especially since the update adds co-op and more controllers to the mix).
- if you already own Shovel Knight, you will get Specter of Torment for free. Also, your version will be automatically upgraded to the Treasure Trove edition;
- the price for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will increase to $/€ 24.99 in March.
For players who don’t own the game yet, it will be on sale from today, up until March 2nd. It will be available with a 30% off discount in Europe and North America: you can check out more details on the Nintendo eShop Sales page. Don’t hesitate: this will be the very last time you will be able to get the game at such a low price.
Source: Yacht Club Games