Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove / Specter of Torment to launch first on Switch, pricing, more details

A few days ago, Yacht Club Games shared plenty of details about what’s coming next for Shovel Knight, including the long-awaited Specter of Torment expansion. And today, they shared even more details, including a pretty important one: the release period!

Yacht Club Games revealed that both Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and the Specter of Torment expansion would launch first on the Nintendo Switch, during its launch window. But before you precipitate your left or right hand toward your face at high speed after reading “launch window”, you should know we’re not dealing with an “extended launch window” like for the Wii U.

Indeed, Yacht Club Games specifies that the other consoles and standalone versions will follow suit in April, which means Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and the Specter of Torment expansion should be released sometime in March (or early April at the latest).

Speaking of Specter of Torment,  Yacht Club Games will have the very playable look at the Specter of Torment and co-op on the Nintendo Switch, at PAX South, next week.

Now, you might be wondering how much everything is going to cost, and here’s the answer:

  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove — $24.99
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment — $9.99 (free if you already own the game)

Finally, they have one last bit of news for fans: they have decided to add a Sound Test Mode, that lets players listen to all the music tracks from every campaign. Naturally, it will be available as free update to all versions of the game!

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch eShop) and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Switch – eShop) launches during the Nintendo Switch launch window. The stand-alone version, along with everything for other platforms, will be released later in April. The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Source: Yacht Club Games



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