Shovel Knight: King of Cards revealed, out next year

Shovel Knight: King of Cards

Hungry for some more shovelry action? Shoveling Simulator 2018, aka. Shovel Knight: King of Cards, was revealed today! It’s the final campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga, and it’s coming to all the platforms Shovel Knight was released on: Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and of course Nintendo Switch.

It will cost $9.99 stand-alone, or free for owners of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. The languages supported are…

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese-Brazil
  • Russian
  • Japanese

For the big finale of the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga, Yacht Club Games came up with something bigger and grander than ever. In this game/expansion, you get to play as the one and only King Knight (also known as the Gilded Goon), who can should bash and spin jump through the various levels of the game. His goal is to best the “Three Kings” who lord over the land.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards include no less than 4 brand new worlds, and more than 30 brand new levels. Those feature “refined platforming, exquisite visuals, story with heart, action-packed courses, glorious new bosses and more”. You will also get to discover what it takes to become a true monarch!

Here’s the key features:

  • Tackle enemies and obstacles head on with your signature bash attack and finish them off with a dazzling spinning strike! King Knight’s play style is all about bashing, bouncing, and bounding!
  • Collect tons of new weapons, armors, abilities, and followers to look your dandiest as you pummel foes with radiant skill.
  • Had your fill of glamorous adventure? Unwind and sharpen your strategic mind by competing in card battles with future subjects from across the land.
  • Test your skills with Feats and Challenge Stages featuring Boss rematches, platforming challenges, and more.
  • Yacht Club Game’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit.
  • Awesome soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman!
  • Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.
  • Lovable characters and bosses!
  • Take on a new challenge and uncover all of the world’s secrets with New Game+!

Finally, here’s some footage, and plenty of pictures (including screenshots):

 

 

Shovel Knight: King of Cards (Switch, Wii U, 3DS) will be released next year. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Yacht Club Games


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