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Top Games That Copied Shovel Knight!

What’s up, dirt dorks? Shovel Knight was released in 2014, it has become a big success! And with success and popularity come imitators. And boy oh boy, Shovel Knight has spawned a lot of copycats!

Now, don’t get us wrong- we are usually really flattered when other games take inspiration from Shovel Knight. But as time has gone by, it’s gotten a bit out of hand. Some people may not even know the extent of it! That’s why we took a break from working on new projects and games so we could compile this list, to better inform you, our loyal fans.

So, without further ado, let’s jump into the top things that other games have been borrowing from Shovel Knight!

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Specter Knight Goes to PAX East! Reviews For The Reaper!

Hello skull friends! We’re all hard at work here preparing to deploy squadrons of Specter Knight updates to all versions of Shovel Knight this April, but some of us here will also be journeying out to PAX!

We’ll be at PAX East, showing Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight Co-op on the Nintendo Switch!

Stop on by! Say hi! Give Specter Knight a try! Also be sure to bring a jacket or two…it’s going to be cold out there!

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Specter of Torment Switch Launch!!

Prepare your Scythes! The next adventure in the Shovel Knight saga is out today on Switch! Take control of Specter Knight, servant to the Enchantress, in a quest to recruit a cadre of knights and create the Order of No Quarter. Experience perfect platforming, world-class visuals, impeccable stage design, incredible music, and even meet a friend or two in Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment!

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Designing Body Swap

Shovel Knight is a game which draws on what we loved about designs from the 80s. But some of those 80s concepts can be a bit outmoded today, especially in regards to gender. After making some missteps with previous projects, we wanted to make sure that Shovel Knight was more inclusive and not so regressive. That’s one of the reasons we worked to make Shield Knight’s character an equal partner to Shovel Knight, someone he fights alongside at the end, instead of just a ‘damsel in distress’.

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