When Yacht Club Games announced Shovel Knight back in the early parts of the decade, gamers were treated to an 8-bit style game that reminded them of the early days of Mario, Mega Man, and so much more. And when it released, it was like a breath of fresh air. The character became a part of gaming culture instantly, and when DLC came out for the game, gamers lapped it up. The final DLC is going to be the King of Cards storyline and the Showdown battle mode.
Sadly, Yacht Club Games has announced that there needs to be another delay on the content:
We have only a bit more work left to do on completing King of Cards and Showdown. The two, brand new, complete games coming to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. It remains our focus to bring these to the highest level of quality just as we have with previous Shovel Knight games. It’s also our priority to have these games on the disc/card for the upcoming physical version. We need a little more time to make this happen, and so we are pushing the release back one last time. We’re still aiming to release everything at once, so this this delay applies to everything: physical editions, digital update, and Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack.
As for how long this delay will be…well…that’s more bad news:
We estimate several months– at most! This is not a major delay so much as more space to bring everything together for a polished and complete finale. As always, these last steps require coordination with many teams beyond our own.
Another sad bit of news is that because they want to release all the final DLC together, they’re once again delaying the arrival of the Amiibo 3-pack featuring King Knight, Spectre Knight and Plague Knight.