Challenge Mode Included in Shovel Knight’s Plague of Shadows Update

Oh, Yacht Club Games. Will your awesomeness never end? Shovel Knight is one of those games that only seems to get better as time passes and other people learn about it through word of mouth or their own gameplay experiences, and it’s even more exciting that Yacht Club Games continues to work on bringing us updates, features, and free add-ons that will keep the game feeling fresh and bringing new challenges for quite some time to come.

The Plague of Shadows expansion isn’t too far off now, but of course that free biz wasn’t enough for Yacht Club Games—they’ve added a Challenge Mode that will feature a number of different tasks to test even the most experienced of Shovel Knight players:

Prove your mettle by taking on new scenarios and returning foes alike. Use every bit of Shovel Knight knowledge you have to take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!”

And while this seems to be the Challenge Mode that was originally promised through Kickstarter, this isn’t just a one-time mode release and they’re done. They have stated that as more updates come to the base game of Shovel Knight, the Challenge Mode will increase right along with it.

As for where we’re at with the Plague of Shadows update, the Yacht Club games website states that developers are currently working on “alchemy items, upgrades, and overarching systems” as a result of the positive feedback they received during the demo at PAX East.


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