Good day, brave shovel fighters! We are very excited today to pull back the curtain and announce Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove’s final game!

Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try.

Shovel Knight Showdown features local only multiplayer, and arrives as a free update to all existing versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on consoles and PC. It will not be available on portable platforms (3DS and Vita). It will also be made available as a standalone game!


  • Play as all the key heroes and villains from Shovel Knight, many for the first time ever! Master over 16 playable characters including Shovel Knight, Shield Knight, Black Knight, The Enchantress, and all of the Knights of the Order of No Quarter!
  • Compete in one-on-one duels, frantic 4 player free-for-alls, and cooperative team battles against AI opponents or your friends in modes like Gem Clash, Showdown, and more!
  • Battle through Story Mode, a multistage journey customized for each character! Your chosen hero will face a rival, defeat scores of opponents, relax with a minigame or two, and hopefully see their tale completed after an all-new final encounter!


  • Explore myriad stages inspired by famous characters and locales in Shovel Knight, as well as a plethora of all-new stages.
  • Prepare and perfect your moves in a full-featured practice mode.
  • Yacht Club Game’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit, but with a frenetic new coat of paint!
  • New songs compliment an award-winning soundtrack composed by Jake “Virt” Kaufman.
  • Balanced and intuitive gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.

First Look!

Don’t miss the first reveal and gameplay over at IGN’s coverage of Shovel Knight Showdown!

That’s just a taste! There’s much more to come. For even more details and screenshots, check out Showdown Press Kit!

Keep your eyes glued to IGN and as we reveal characters, stages, and dive deep into the showdown in the coming weeks. Until then, have fun imagining how your favorite character would play! If you’re going to PAX West, be sure to stop by the Yacht Club Games booth for a match or two – we’ll have the game playable for the first time!

And even more to come!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about King of Cards or the Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack! We’re nearing the end of development on what is by far our biggest and most grandest singleplayer campaign yet! Stay tuned for information on the final release date… later this week!