Get ready to get those pocketbooks out because you’re going to want to buy the physical version of Shovel Knight when it launches later this year. What does the retail version of the game have in the box you ask? Well, it’s got a disc, silly.
The retail release will include the original game as well as the first content update Plague of Shadows. Additionally it will include a challenge mode with more than 50 challenge levels to explore. You’ll also get access to all future updates of the game for free as they come available. Those include:
- 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!
Is that all, you ask. Well, no it isn’t. For people like me the retail release will also include an instruction manual. A full, actual lovingly crafted instruction manual similar to the reward that Kickstarter backers got. That’s actually a pretty big deal and makes me that much more interested to wait and pick this game up at retail when it launches.
How much will all of this cost. I’m sure you’re wondering that. Well, it’ll cost $19.99. Not too bad, really. Shovel Knight launches on October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe for the Wii U, 3DS, PS4 and Xbox One.