Shovel Knight: Specter Of Torment Drops In April, Price Rise Coming In Spring

Beloved indie title Shovel Knight will be receiving a gigantic update this April, developer Yacht Club Games has announced. Outlining all of the new content coming to the side-scroller this spring, Yacht Club’s David D’Angelo cycles through all of the important points on Sony’s PlayStation Blog. There’s a lot to dissect here, so bear with us.

As of April, Shovel Knight will undergo a restructuring, of sorts, into Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – the compilation that was announced last week at Nintendo’s Switch event – which collects the base game, as well as all existing expansions, and puts them all under one roof, so to speak.

All existing purchases of the existing version will automatically be converted into Treasure Trove as the update rolls out on each platform, with no additional fee required to purchase existing expansions. For those that have yet to experience one of the best indie titles out there, purchasing the Treasure Trove Edition will unlock the base game, with subsequent add-ons requiring an additional fee. Due to its ever-expanding content, Yacht Club will be raising the price of Shovel Knight in the spring, so if you’re interested, grab it now for the current price while you can.

Now for the interesting stuff. Shovel Knight‘s next expansion – Specter of Torment – will be available to download in April on PlayStation Store (and presumably other platforms, although we’re awaiting confirmation), bringing with it the much-requested ability to play as different members of the Order of no Quarter. Dubbed Body Swap mode, Yacht Club says players will be able to switch between different playable characters on the fly, some of which will have their own unique abilities.

If this is all a little too much to take in, Yacht Club says you can swing by its dedicated Q&A section for more details, but here’s the main takeaway: Shovel Knight is about to get much, much bigger.