Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is easily one of the best Indie games to come to the eShop. Created as a love letter to fans of the 8-bit era of gaming, the action platformer has been met by nearly universal critical acclaim and it's sold almost a quarter of a million copies. Not ones to let their surprising success fade, the folks over at Yacht Club Games have decided to keep the ball rolling and to release a boxed copy of the game on all platforms Shovel Knight has released on thus far.

The physical release will be available for $19.99 and will release on 13th October in North America and 16th October in Europe for both Wii U and 3DS. The first expansion, called Plague of Shadows and starring the spooky Plague Knight, will also come included in the package. Existing owners of the digital copy need not worry though, Plague of Shadows will be releasing for free before the physical release launches. Fans can expect a firm release date on Plague of Shadows later this month, along with a "MEGATON announcement" for some exclusive content for the versions on Nintendo platforms.

What do you think? Will you be picking up the physical copy? What do you think the Nintendo exclusive content will be? Share your thoughts in the comments below.