Shovel Knight Showdown

Yacht Club Games

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
70
Top Critic Average
38%
Critics Recommend
Based on 21 critic reviews
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Shovel Knight Showdown

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 9, 2019
Xbox OneApr 9, 2019
PCApr 9, 2019
Nintendo SwitchApr 9, 2019

Developer: Yacht Club Games

Genres: Action, Platformer

Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try. Shovel Knight Showdown features local only multiplayer, and arrives as a free update to all existing versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on consoles and PC. It will also be made available as a standalone game! Features: Play as all the key heroes and villains from Shovel Knight, many for the first time ever! Master over 16 playable characters including Shovel Knight, Shield Knight, Black Knight, The Enchantress, and all of the Knights of the Order of No Quarter! Compete in one-on-one duels, frantic 4 player free-for-alls, and cooperative team battles against AI opponents or your friends in modes like Gem Clash, Showdown, and more! Battle through Story Mode, a multistage journey customized for each character! Your chosen hero will face a rival, defeat scores of opponents, relax with a minigame or two, and hopefully see their tale completed after an all-new final encounter! Explore myriad stages inspired by famous characters and locales in Shovel Knight, as well as a plethora of all-new stages. Prepare and perfect your moves in a full-featured practice mode. Yacht Club Game’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit, but with a frenetic new coat of paint! New songs compliment an award-winning soundtrack composed by Jake “Virt” Kaufman. Balanced and intuitive gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.

Shovel Knight Showdown Reviews

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A disappointing way to end an otherwise epic series (especially if you take into account Showdown) but the retro visuals and excellent 2D platforming can still delight.

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Solid controls and a diverse cast of characters provide entertaining matches, but the excitement is short lived

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Shovel Knight Showdown takes the popular indie platformer series and turns it into a four-player arena battler, with great results. With a large amount of unlockable content, in-game challenges, and solo modes, it's a deceptively robust package that has the potential to be a long-term party staple. Shovel Knight Showdown is great even if you've never played the original games.

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While there are a host of better options to get your indie Smash on, Shovel Knight Showdown is still a well-made treasure worth coveting.

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