Shovel Knight Features

FeatureShovel Knight's Plague of Shadows DLC sets a new standard for free add-ons

It's basically an entirely new game. Can you dig it?

Shovel Knight is one of video game crowdfunding's biggest success stories. A retro platformer developed by ex-WayForward staff at fledgling studio Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight raised more than quadruple its $75k Kickstarter goal in spring 2013. Upon finally launching in summer 2014 (on Steam and the North American 3DS and Wii U eShop), the game surpassed the developer's lifetime sales estimate of 150k copies by shifting 180k copies in its first month on sale. And that was before it was ported to PlayStation platforms, Xbox One, and the European Wii U and 3DS eShops.