The wait is almost over!
In case you haven’t heard, a new campaign, Specter of Torment, is on its way to Shovel Knight, but before the update reaches the likes of Wii U, Spectre of Torment will first make its way to the Nintendo Switch sometime in March and a listing for it has already appeared on the official Nintendo website and has provided a couple of interesting details, which you can see here:
“Slash through the prequel to Shovel Knight and recruit a cadre of villains as Specter Knight, the shadowy scythe-spinner. Featuring a brand new playable character, all new weapons and armors, all new levels, all new music, new bosses, and a brand new story to adventure through!”
- Climb walls, leap over gaps, and dispatch enemies with the Dash Slash. Specter Knight’s playstyle brings motion and action to the forefront!
- Test your scythe skills with new feats and challenge stages featuring boss rematches, platforming challenges, and more!
- With the Shovel Knight amiibo, summon a spirit of Shovelry to keep you company during your quest!
Furthermore, while the Specter of Torment Campaign will be available as a free update to everyone who owns Shovel Knight, it will be available to be purchased separately and will cost you $9.99 and is currently playable at Yacht Club Game’s booth at PAX South.