New Release: Plague Knight Infects SHOVEL KNIGHT With New Gameplay

One of the best modern games to be done in the style of 8-bit platforming, Shovel Knight, shall be getting new content for free real soon. On September 17, the Plague Knight DLC (formally known as “Plague of Shadows“) will be available for fans of the game to enjoy a brand new playthrough with.

Plague of Shadows will allow you to play as Plague Knight (one of the core game’s bosses) in a brand new adventure, which looks to be the same game, but as Plague Knight instead. From the looks of a recent trailer and gameplay video, this playthrough seems to be a much easier one due to higher jumps (“boosts”) and other magic in his arsenal that he comes with right from the start, but it will be interesting to experience it again in new ways because of this. While the content is completely free, it requires you to have beaten the game already.

Haven’t beaten the game? No problem. Yacht Club Games has mentioned that they will share a code to be able to unlock the character right from the start if for some reason you haven’t gotten through, or never played before and just want Plague Knight from the beginning.

Plague of Shadows featuring Plague Knightthe villainous master of alchemy, becomes available for all previous owners of Shovel Knight, completely freeon September 17.


Source: Polygon

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Victor has been gaming since his early childhood and plays many games. From retro to modern, his gaming knows no bounds. When not writing or playing games, he can be found engaging conversation on the Twitterverse as well as managing Video Gaming Hard Corps and it's many outlets.

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3 Comments on “New Release: Plague Knight Infects SHOVEL KNIGHT With New Gameplay”

  1. 09/21/2015 at 9:09 AM #

    The expansion is actually harder than the main game, even with the added mobility.

  2. 09/21/2015 at 9:27 AM #

    I can see that at some parts, while some are much easier. I found Plague Knight’s stage much easier using him as opposed to Shovel Knight, for example. 5 of 8 down so far for me.

  3. 09/24/2015 at 2:15 PM #

    I’m having a lot of fun with it. It is harder in some ways and easier in others. Plus it totally depends on what you have equipped…. Some fights were stupidly difficult for me because I hadn’t purchased the “right” weapon augments.

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