Shovel Knight's free update 'Plague of Shadows' arrives on September 17th

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Shovel Knight's free update 'Plague of Shadows' arrives on September 17th
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Yacht Club Games has lifted the curtain at last and revealed that Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will be available on September 17th.

It's a free update for everyone who owns the original game. And yes, that release date apparently applies to every platform the game is on. So that includes our 3DS and PS Vita.

Plague of Shadows adds two significant features to Shovel Knight. The first is an entirely new adventure with a new playable character and the other is a Challenge Mode.

The new adventure sees you playing as Plague Knight as he tries to concoct Serum Supernus, which is described as "the Ultimate Potion."

To do this, he needs to extract the ingredients from his former allies - the knights of the Order of No Quarter. So expect plenty of new boss fights.

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And not just that, Plague Knight has a new play style to get used to. He throws bombs, double jumps, and has a dash move.

Plus, you can collect ingredients around the levels and craft new equipment and power-ups with Plague Knight.

As to the Challenge Mode, that has speed run challenges, boss rematches, tricky puzzles and "other rule-benders."

To unlock Plague Knight's adventure you'll need to have beaten the original Shovel Knight story. So get cracking if you haven't done that already.

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