Following on from the reveal of Shovel Knight’s fourth and final content expansion, the four-player brawler Showdown, earlier this week, developer Yacht Club Games has announced a release date of April 9th next year.
That, it turns out, is a big day for Yacht Club’s glorious, 8-bit inspired platformer; April 9th also sees the release of Shovel Knight’s third content expansion – the story-focussed King of Cards – which (as you might expect) follows the adventures of the titular king.
As such, April 9th marks the day that Shovel Knight, which first release all the way back in 2104, is finally complete. With Showdown and King of Cards (both of which are free updates for existing owners of the Treasure Trove edition) finally out, all four promised post-launch stretch goals that were included as part of the game’s 2013 Kickstarter campaign will be complete.
To celebrate this landmark achievement, Yacht Club will be launching a physical edition of the complete Shovel Knight sage on PS4 and Switch. That also arrives on April 9th, as do the three rather marvellous amiibo that the developer first announced in August last year.