Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!
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Very Positive (204 reviews) - 92% of the 204 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,115 reviews) - 96% of the 6,115 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 26, 2014

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March 29

Specter of Torment Arrives April 5th!



Blight the Earth! The next adventure in the Shovel Knight saga is near! Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment be arriving as a free update on April 5th! Along with this update, Shovel Knight will automatically become Shovel Knight:Treasure Trove!

What's Specter of Torment? It's the action-packed prequel to Shovel Knight! With his scythe and preternatural agility at the ready, he can glide across the ground, clamber up walls, and command an arsenal of curious weapons.

If he carries out his duties to the Enchantress, Specter Knight may have a chance at regaining his lost humanity and breaking his chains of servitude. But what cruel tricks might the Enchantress have up her sleeve?

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  • Climb walls, leap over gaps, and dispatch enemies with the Dash Slash. Specter Knight’s playstyle brings motion and action to the forefront!
  • Collect and upgrade Curios to unleash all new special attacks.
  • Test your scythe skills with Feats and Challenge Stages featuring Boss rematches, platforming challenges, and more!
  • Awesome 40 song soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman!
  • A somber tale told with a light touch to narrative with humor, levity, and heart.
    Crazy bosses and lovable characters.
  • Take on a new challenge and uncover all of the world’s secrets with New Game+!

Also arriving in this update:

Shovel of Hope Body Swap Mode: Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a guy? Well, now you can change them all around however you want, with brand new designs for all of the main characters in Shovel of Hope!
Shovel of Hope Co-op! – Grab a friend and play through Shovel of Hope as a fully cooperative adventure!
Sound Test! Listen to all your favorite tracks all in one place!
New Challenges! Five new Plague of Shadows challenge stages and all new Specter of Torment challenge stages!

Want to learn even more? Check out the Specter of Torment Instruction Manual

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“Shovel Knight is one of the best platformers I've ever played, period.”
9.5 – Destructoid

“Whether you were weaned on an NES like I was, or don't yet know what you missed in a time before you were born, Shovel Knight is an absolute must-play.”
9.0 – IGN

“Shovel Knight is so much more than a love letter to the genre — it is, in fact, the kind of game people write love letters about.”
9.0 – Polygon

Introducing Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows!


  • Embark on a new adventure starring Plague Knight, the addled alchemical master of disaster! Featuring a brand new playable character, all new relics, new systems, new boss battles, level tweaks, and a brand new story to adventure through!
  • Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!
  • Prove your mettle in Challenge Mode. Take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!

When you complete the game as Shovel Knight, Plague of Shadows will be unlocked! To start as Plague Knight, create a new profile and choose Plague Knight from the Character Select menu.

There may be a way to unlock Plague of Shadows without finishing the Shovel Knight campaign…

About This Game

Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!

Features:

  • Shovel Knight’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit.
  • The systems of today also give Shovel Knight modern touches: detailed animation, multilayered parallax backgrounds, and evolved game design.
  • Perfect your platforming skills as you take down each of the knights of the Order of No Quarter.
  • Flip enemies! Leap over gaps! Duel with foes! Dig up treasure! Find Secrets! Upgrade! Shovel Knight is simple to learn and play, but challenge lies everywhere.
  • Awesome soundtrack by Jake "Virt" Kaufman with additional songs by Manami Matsumae!
  • Master an array of magical Relic subweapons.
  • Amass riches to upgrade your armor and weapons.
  • Detailed, living background and animation! Big, beautiful pixels!
  • Crazy bosses and lovable characters.
  • Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.
  • A light touch to narrative with humor, levity, and heart.
  • Overworld Map allows your quest unfold in a unique order!
  • Retell the adventure and uncover all of the world's secrets with New Game+!

Introducing Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows!

  • Embark on a new adventure starring Plague Knight, the addled alchemical master of disaster! Featuring a brand new playable character, all new relics, new systems, new boss battles, level tweaks, and a brand new story to adventure through!
  • Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!
  • Prove your mettle in Challenge Mode. Take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!

    When you complete the game as Shovel Knight, Plague of Shadows will be unlocked! To start as Plague Knight, create a new profile and choose Plague Knight from the Character Select menu.

    There may be a way to unlock Plague of Shadows without finishing the Shovel Knight campaign…

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz or equivalent
    • Graphics: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 256MB
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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