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Two Shovel Knight Games Launch Next Month

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 09:30
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King of Showdown

It seems like a duo of Shovel Knight is on the way. Both Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown both now have release dates. It's soon too: both games will be launching on December 10th, 2019.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the final promised game from the original Kickstarter. Taking place before the events of the main game, you get to play as King Knight as he travels the realm and attempts to defeat the Three Kings that currently rule the land. Naturally, he does this through platforming, with abilities to swing a hammer around and charge through walls. Also, you can play a competitive card game, letting you settle who is the best in a totally different way. One that involves rules and the heart of the cards, of course.

 

As for Shovel Knight Showdown, this is a four-player competitive fighting game where you take control of various characters in the Shovel Knight franchise. As a whole, it doesn't look too different from other platformer fighting games, such as the ever so famous Super Smash Brothers series. Yacht Club Games has slowly been announcing which characters you'll get a chance to fight as, with the most recent announcement being the knight in training Reize.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards will be available on December 10th as a free download to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, which you can get on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Shovel Knight Showdown will also be a free download on all platforms except the Vita and 3DS, where it will not be available.

How do you feel about these final Shovel Knight games? Will you pick them up? Which of the many platforms will you play them on? Let us know in the comments below!

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Samuel Guglielmo

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I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.