During the Shovel Knight Kickstarter campaign, a number of stretch goals involved additional playable campaigns as different knights. One of these was Plague Knight, whose Plague of Shadows free update was added to copies of Shovel Knight in 2015. Today, Yacht Club Games confirmed, via Twitter, that the Specter Knight and King Knight campaign updates are in development and shared a gif of King Knight gameplay.
Here’s the Shovel Knight update, as it appeared on Twitter.
We’re creating two new Shovel Knight campaign updates! Specter is cool and King Knight rules. Here he is in action! pic.twitter.com/tkIwxcA2Xy
— Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) June 2, 2016
Yacht Club Games has yet to provide release windows for Shovel Knight’s King Knight and Specter Knight updates and said they are being developed simultaneously. The developer did confirm that both of these campaigns will have unlock codes, like Plague of Shadows, that will provide immediate access to these adventures. It also said Body Swap, the feature that will gender swap characters, will launch alongside either the Specter Knight or King Knight campaign.
Shovel Knight is immediately available for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, PC, and Amazon Fire TV.