“Several months – at most!”
Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Showdown, and the Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack have been delayed from their April 9, 2019, release date.
Announced by Yacht Club Games, the delay will allow for the developer to “bring these to the highest level of quality just as we have with previous Shovel Knight games.”
While no new date was given, Yacht Club Games does mention it estimates it will be “several months – at most!”
Alongside polishing and perfecting the games themselves, this delay will allow for a simultaneous physical/digital release, localization in nine languages, playtesting on 10 different platforms, and much more.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards stars King Knight and features four new worlds and 30 new courses and is a prequel to the original Shovel Knight story. King Knight utilizes a bash attack called King’s Shoulder that can switch to a downward vertical attack.
Shovel Knight: Showdown is a local multiplayer battle expansion that features over 16 playable characters, including those that also had their own campaign – Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight. Showdown will also feature a story mode that is customized to each character.
Lastly, the Treasure Trove amiibo will include King Knight, Plague Knight, and Specter Knight, and each will unlock exclusive armor sets and new challenge stages.
While Shovel Knight originally released in 2014, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove was released in 2017 and included all previous content and included the new campaign, Specter of Torment, and we said in our review that “this is the best version of Shovel Knight yet, and Treasure Trove is the most complete package.”
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who is pretty sure Specter of Torment is one of his favorite campaigns of this generation. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.