Blight the Earth! The next adventure in the Shovel Knight saga is near! Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be releasing on all platforms this April! The specific dates vary from platform to platform, so let’s break it down:


Specter Release Forecast

  • Switch – Out Now!
  •, Steam, Humble Store, – Out Now!
  • Wii U, 3DS (Japan) – Out Now!
  • Wii U (North America) – Out Now!
  • 3DS (North America) – Out Now!
  • PS4, Vita, PS3 (America) – Out Now!
  • PS4, Vita, PS3 (Europe) – May 3rd
  • Wii U, 3DS (Europe) – May TBD
  • Xbox One – May TBD
  • Fire TV – May TBD

We’ll be updating this post with more specific dates once we know for sure. Check back soon!

TBD/To Be Determined platforms: We are awaiting for official word back from each platform holder to know the final release date.

UPDATE 4/28: Despite our best effort and brightest optimism, we have found a few unexpected issues which are holding up different versions at the final submission step. We’re doing everything we can to have these resolved as soon as possible, but since this last step involves other teams, we are not able to provide an exact release date. We really can hear back on almost any day. We’re sorry for this delay, but hope to have you playing the latest version soon!

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Remember that on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac/Linux  you’ll be able pick up Specter of Torment for $9.99 as a standalone game. You can also pickup Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove for $24.99 which includes Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, plus more to come!

Don’t forget – all existing versions of Shovel Knight will be updated to become Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove as a free update.

What Is Specter Knight?

Specter of Torment is the latest game in the Shovel Knight series! It’s all new! Check out this article for more.

Specter of Torment Official Soundtrack!

New adventure brings new music, including brand new tunes for your favorite stages and locales! As was the case with Shovel Knight’s original soundtrack and Plague of Shadows, the latest OST is available now over at Jake’s Bandcamp! These soundtracks are all available under a “Name Your Price” model with no minimum set. Enjoy to your heart’s content!

Need More Info?

We’ve been posting some pretty cool articles about everything that’s new in this version:

Instruction Manual

Press Kit

Body Swap

Specter of Torment Review Round Up

New amiibo Functionality

We Hope You Enjoy Specter of Torment!

It’s almost here! Prepare to pick up your scythe, and sharpen your spectral ‘edge!