Shovel Knight is coming to retail in October and Plague of Shadows coming soon

Yacht Club Games has recently confirmed that Shovel Knight is coming to retail in physical versions for both the Wii U and 3DS.

Shovel Knight’s physical release is planned for October 13 in North America, while Europe will be receiving it on October 16. The price will be set at $19.99. The game will be published by Yacht Club Games in partnership with U&I Entertainment, who will be shipping the game to stores.

Here’s their official overview:

The physical version of Shovel Knight contains everything we’ve released so far. First, there is the original Shovel Knight campaign with all the content you know and love! Also included is Shovel Knight’s first content update: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows. Finally, there’s a full-featured Challenge mode with more than 50 crazy challenge levels to explore!

Of course, like the digital version, every boxed version will also receive FREE future updates as they become available:

Specter Knight’s Campaign – A full campaign starring the shadowy scythe spinner!
King Knight’s Campaign – A crazy campaign with the gilded goob himself!
Battle Mode – Duel with up to 4 players as your favorite heroic or villainous knight! (Wii U/PS4/XB1/PC exclusive)

Body Swap Mode – Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a dude? Well, now you’ll be able to change them all around, along with the rest of the cast!

Oh, and one more thing: every boxed copy of Shovel Knight will include a lavish instruction booklet similar to the Kickstarter reward. No 2-page inserts here! You deserve a full manual, to hold in your hot little shaking hands and pore over as you wait to get home!

In addition, Yacht Club Games also touched on the upcoming Plague of Shadows content, Battle Mode and a tease of Nintendo exclusive content, in a recent bog post.

According to them, Plague of Shadows will arrive before the boxed version in October and the team is “in the home stretch and are polishing every detail, pixel and potion right now.”

Below, you can also find some screenshots, details on the battle mode and a little tease about the Nintendo versions of the game.

Even in the chaos of all this new stuff, we are still plugging away on new features. New single player adventures are always fun, but it will soon be time to shake it up in Battle Mode! Lots of playable characters, stages, battle types, options, and more are coming! Here’s a taste:

We hope everyone is looking forward to the wild battles!

Wow…was that too much information? Stay tuned this coming month because we have even more crazy cool news to reveal. For instance, a final Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows release date and trailer! Also… we’ve heard the cries of bringing more exclusive content to Nintendo platforms. It might not be quite what you expect… but keep an eye out for another MEGATON announcement soon!

It is also worth mentioning, Yacht Club Games has confirmed that, since launch, the game has sold more than 700,000 copies between all platforms. That is amazing for an indie game!