Shovel Knight received huge praise upon it’s initial release in 2014 and it was announced at the PlayStation Experience in December 2014 that it would make it’s way to Vita in 2015.
The Plague of Shadows expansion takes away the spotlight from the titular character and instead allows players to control Plague Knight who is dubbed as ‘The villainous master of alchemy’.
Official details from Yacht Club Games can be found below;
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!
- An adventure featuring a New Star: Plague Knight!
- See your favorite game from a new point of view! Play as the explosive trickster Plague Knight with new story and gameplay!
- Join Plague Knight on his quest to overthrow the Order of No Quarter! Become the ultimate alchemist… and maybe find some romance, too…
- New Gameplay
- Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
- Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
- Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!
- Remixed Game Content
- New objectives and enemies!
- Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
- New bosses!
- Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!
Shovel Knight is making it’s way to Vita on April 21st in the US and will receive a 10% discount at launch with the Plague of Shadows DLC following in the Summer, stay tuned to The Vita Lounge for more news as it’s announced.