Shovel Knight and its new expansion will release ahead of other platforms this Spring on the Nintendo Switch, becoming another game to add to the new console’s launch window.
It was announced last week that Shovel Knight, the critically-acclaimed platformer from Yacht Club Games, and its upcoming expansions would be making its way to the Nintendo Switch this year. Now, the developer has revealed that Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (which will contain the base game and its expansions so far) and its upcoming expansion Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will launch on Nintendo Switch inside of the console’s launch window.
Yacht Club Games has not given an exact release date, and it is unclear if Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will make it by the Nintendo Switch’s March 3 launch date. However, Yacht Club Games says Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment will be out before the they launch on other platforms in April 2017.
Nintendo Switch fans are sure to be happy that the release of Shovel Knight in the Switch’s launch window adds to the console’s current list of five launch titles. Although the base game is a couple years old, it is still a solid game, which is continuing to get more content and support from its developer.
In anticipation of Shovel Knight coming to Nintendo Switch, Yacht Club Games has even more news for the game. For instance, the developer announced that Specter of Torment and the game’s free upcoming co-op feature will be playable on the Nintendo Switch, specifically using the Joy-Cons, for the first time at PAX South in Antonio, Texas later this month.
For those who are unfamiliar with Shovel Knight, the game originally released in 2014 to high praise and is also currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac/Linux. That base game will become Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove this spring, and will cost $24.99 and contain every paid expansion so far for the game. It will also cover any free updates in the future. Specter of Torment will not be free, as it will be priced at $9.99.
When the game becomes Treasure Trove, the expansions will also be available separately with the base game now getting the Shovel of Hope subtitle. If this all seems confusing, anyone who already owns Shovel Knight will already own Treasure Trove when it gets re-titled. Anyone interested in the game and its future content might want to jump in now because Shovel Knight currently costs $14.99, but will be increased in price to $24.99 this spring when it becomes Treasure Trove.
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment will launch this spring on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac/Linux.