Shovel Knight Showdown will allow players to duel with up to 4 players, all while scrambling after gems as your favourite heroic or villainous knight. There will be over 16 playable characters including Shovel Knight (obviously), Shield Knight, Black Knight, The Enchantress, and more, with some being playable for the very first time. All those familiar controls and mechanics from the main games return, but placed within a 2D brawler setting.
The game features local-only multiplayer and will arrive as a free update to all existing versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. It'll also be available as a standalone game directly from the Nintendo eShop, but sadly won't be fighting its way to a release on Nintendo 3DS.
You can compete in one-on-one duels, four-player free-for-alls, co-op battles, and more, and there's also a multi-stage story mode available that is customised for each individual character. You'll be fighting inside various stages inspired by the many characters and places inside the other Shovel Knight games, although there are a few brand new stages to explore as well. You can check out 10 minutes of gameplay in the video below.
While a release date is yet to be confirmed, we do know that Shovel Knight Showdown will be available on Switch and Wii U for $9.99 (or as a free update for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove owners). Here are a few screenshots for you to enjoy, too.
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