How’s it goin’, edge lords! It’s been a busy year right out of the gate for us! We’ve been working nonstop to put the finishing touches on Specter of Torment, Body Swap, Co-op for all consoles, and even a few other surprises! First up, we finally have a Switch release date to share:


Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will release March 3rd on Nintendo Switch for $9.99!!

Oh! And…

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will release March 3rd on Nintendo Switch for $24.99!!

That’s right! Shovel Knight will release day and date, digitally, with the launch of the Switch! After unboxing your favorite new system be sure to head on over to the eShop where you can download the very latest Shovel Knight adventure! Then get ready to…

  • Ride your scythe while you hang out on a rooftop!
  • Fight the Order of No Quarter on your way to work!
  • Feel the joy of Joy-Cons as you effortlessly bring Shovel Knight co-op to a friend’s place!
  • Marvel at Shovel Knight’s big beautiful pixel art on the big screen, while blasting all new music through your sound system!

There are so many ways to play Shovel Knight now… and so many campaigns, play styles, and stories to see! We hope it will be the perfect game to kick off or compliment your Switch game library.

Looking for more info and images? Check out the Specter of Torment Press Kit!

Warning: it contains some spoilers!

Specter of Torment and Treasure Trove Everywhere!

We’ve been working alongside Nintendo to make this launch day release possible. We’re happy we could be there on Day 1– considering we formally wrapped up development just last week!

But there’s no time to sit on a parapet and look wistfully into the distance!! Our full attention is on releasing the Specter of Torment and Treasure Trove Update everywhere in April. This is a huge undertaking for us, but we’re working tirelessly to get everything out as fast as we can!

To be clear: Specter of Torment will arrive as a free update to Shovel Knight in April on:

  • Wii U (digital and physical)
  • 3DS (digital and physical)
  • PS4 (digital and physical)
  • Vita (digital and physical)
  • PS3
  • Xbox One
  • PC
  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Steam
  • Humble Store
  • Amazon Fire TV


That’s a lot of platforms and we need to make sure we’re testing and bug fixing each and every one! Especially with standalone Specter of Torment games and features like SK co-op which bring more controllers into the mix!

We’ll be sure to share specific release dates for each platform as we learn them.

It’s The Shovel Knight Treasure Trove Lead-Up Sale!

There are some big changes happening soon. What do we mean? Well, let’s recap!

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is almost here! Specter Knight’s own somber story will be a free update to all existing versions of Shovel Knight and a standalone game as well.

Around the release of this new campaign, all existing versions of Shovel Knight, on all platforms, will become Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove! With three full-fledged character campaigns, Challenge Mode, local co-op, Body Swap, and somehow even more content on the way– Shovel Knight’s adventure has expanded considerably since the original release. Along with the change, the price of Shovel Knight will increase to $24.99 in March.

With all that on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to kick off a Shovel Knight sale! One of the largest we’ve ever done across as many platforms as we could manage!

Shovel Knight will be on sale for 33% off!

Starting: February 23rd, 2017

Ending: March 2nd, 2017

Available on:

*The PSN store entry for PS3/Vita is not on sale. However, the PS4 version is and supports Cross-Buy.

Sales will be going live at different times throughout the day, so if a link above is not yet on sale– just sit tight! If you don’t see your platform or region on the list: While we reached out, we were unfortunately not able to schedule a sale in time.

If you haven’t yet picked up Shovel Knight on a particular platform, and wanted all the content included within Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, now is the ideal time to do so before the price increases in March! This may be your LAST CHANCE to get it at such a low price!

If you have any Treasure Trove questions, then check our Q&A.

More To Come!

With Specter of Torment just around the corner we’ll have a lot more fun stuff to share. Everything from character design to a look at upcoming features. Be sure to check back soon!