Welcome to the Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Press page. More Shovel Knight series games:
Shovel of HopeSpecter of TormentKing of Cards, Showdown, Treasure Trove

 Fact Sheet

  • Developer: Yacht Club Games; Based in Marina Del Rey, California
  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS,  Nintendo Switch, Sony PS3, Sony PS4, Sony Vita, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux, Amazon FireTV
  • Release Date: 9/17/2015
  • Price: Available as part of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • ESRB: E for everyone, USK 6+, PEGI 7, OFLC PG
  • Press Contact: [email protected]
  • Social: Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube
  • Instruction Manual: Digital Manual



Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!


An adventure featuring a New Star: Plague Knight!

  • See your favorite game from a new point of view! Play as the explosive trickster Plague Knight with new story and gameplay!
  • Join Plague Knight on his quest to overthrow the Order of No Quarter! Become the ultimate alchemist… and maybe find some romance, too…

New Gameplay

  • Explode onto the scene as Plague Knight! Use explosives, bomb jumps, and alchemy to blast your way through the game in a whole new way!
  • Crafting Comes to Shovel Knight with the Alchemy System! Collect loot and use alchemy to craft equipment and power-ups
  • Collect new recipes and reagents to become the master of disaster!

Remixed Game Content

  • New objectives and enemies!
  • Brand new areas and new paths through classic levels!
  • New bosses!
  • Is your science up to snuff? Take on Plague Knight specific challenges with new Feats!
  • Prove your mettle in Challenge Mode. Take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!

For platform specific features, please refer to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove’s press page.


Release Trailer: Download


Download all the screenshots as a .zip

Key Art and Illustrations

Download all the key art as a .zip 


Download all the logos/icons as a .zip


Download all the sprites as a .zip



The official soundtrack for the Plague of Shadows! Includes all new original music and some arranged surprises. Available now under a “Name Your Price” model with no minimum set. Click the album cover below to see more!

Other Cool Stuff

Plague Knight Mobility Design

Plague Knight Mobility Tips and Tricks

Plague of Shadows: Crafting Perfect Mechanics