Posted Tue Jun 30, 2015 at 03:10 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
Also, a physical 3DS release- will include the 'Plague of Shadows' content.
Yacht Club Games runaway success continues to runaway. That success is spelled with two words, 'Shovel Knight' (PS4 review here, Wii U review here), and now the digital smash hit (to the tune of 700,000 copies sold) is getting a long-rumored physical release.
This October 13th, 'Shovel Knight' will have a physical release in North America on the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS. (October 16th is Europe, and Europe will also get a boxed PC version.)
The physical, retail releases will include the original base game plus the 'Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows' content on disc (or cartridge). ('Plague of Shadows' is due out to all players before the release of the boxed versions.) They will also include a "lavish instruction booklet similar to the Kickstarter reward No 2-page inserts."
These physical releases are also eligible for all of the free future updates that are in the pipeline, including:
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!
The physical versions, which have some serious collector's potential, will be priced at $19.99.
Interestingly enough, these physical copies are being published by Yatch Club Games, who are using U&I Entertainment as a distributor. Expect this publishing experience to be revisited in a future project. The Vita version has not yet been announced as getting a physical version, but it is cross buy with the PS4 version.
Source: Yacht Club Games
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