Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode.
Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion.
“Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long filled out? Well, then sharpen your skills for Challenge Mode!”
“Prove your mettle by taking on new scenarios and returning foes alike. Use every bit of Shovel Knight knowledge you have to take on speed run challenges, boss rematches, and other rule-benders… and expect some tricky puzzles too!” reads the blog post.
Having received positive feedback from showing the expansion at PAX, the developers are now working on alchemy items, upgrades, and overarching systems.
In addition, a plan has been put in place to localise Shovel Knight for Japan. Other versions of the game will benefit from this as well when the Japanese language option is added.
Plague of Shadows is still without a release date.