Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows allows you to finally play as fan-favourite Plague Knight with his own hugely unique mechanics, but in order to unlock this character you're forced to play through the entire game as Shovel Knight. Many players will have already achieved this but many may have not; luckily there's another way you can get your gaming mitts on this alchemical archetype.

Watch the video below which explains just how you can play as Plague Knight right from the title screen. There's no trick to it, it's just a simple trick!

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