Shovel Knight: King of Cards

Yacht Club Games

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
84
Top Critic Average
93%
Critics Recommend
Based on 27 critic reviews
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Shovel Knight: King of Cards

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Based on 27 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCDec 10, 2019
Nintendo SwitchDec 10, 2019

Developer: Yacht Club Games

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platformer

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Make way for Shovel Knight: King of Cards, the grandest adventure in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga! Step into the gilded boots of King Knight as you leap, Shoulder Bash, and twirl your way to a kingdom of your own in this regal prequel. Gather cards, take on challengers, and build a deck in the all-new card game, Joustus! Travel through strange worlds, gather new subjects, best the Joustus Judges, and become King of Cards! World-class platforming, exquisite visuals, a story with heart, action-packed stages, masterful music, glorious new bosses, and more await you in Shovel Knight: King of Cards. FEATURES: See how the royal saga begins! Encounter some familiar faces, meet some new ones, and learn how King Knight came to sit upon the throne at Pridemoor Keep in the most ridiculous Shovel Knight adventure yet! Smash enemies and obstacles head-on with your Shoulder Bash! King Knight’s showy play style is all about crashing, bouncing, and throwing his heft around. Take part in Joustus, a brand new collectible card game created specifically for King of Cards! Build a deck, search for over 120 unique cards, defeat challengers, and become the Champion of each House of Joustus. Collect tons of treasure, heirlooms, armors, abilities, and followers as you sail the skies in your quest for the Joustus Crown. Test your skills with new Feats and Challenge Stages featuring boss rematches, custom-created platforming challenges, and more. Enjoy Yacht Club Games’ finest visual presentation ever! The beautiful, 8-bit inspired style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Another masterful soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman! Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers and an old embrace for experts. Take on a new challenge and multiply your wealth with New Game+!

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Shovel Knight: King of Cards Reviews

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Yacht Club Games continues to dig up gold with Shovel Knight: King of Cards, despite a momentum slowing card game.

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Shovel Knight: King of Cards repeats some elements from previous entries, but it ultimately delivers one of the largest and more refined expansions in the series yet.

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Shovel Knight: King of Cards revisits the formula one last time with new maps and bosses, as well as a brand new card game. It's ambitious, but it's also the least essential of the major Shovel Knight episodes. If you own Treasure Trove, play Shovel of Hope and Specter of Torment first, then circle back to King of Cards if you still want more.

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