Shovel Knight 'King of Cards' and 'Showdown' expansions launch in 2019

According to a press release that IGN received, we finally have a release date for both Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown on Xbox One and other platforms. If you're late to the party, this game is a phenomenal 8-bit side-scroller that is taking the world by storm. King of Cards is Shovel Knight's final story expansion, and Showdown is a multiplayer component. If you already own Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, all of this content will be available to you for free.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards

Shovel Knight has been well supported and loved since Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove was released all those years ago. The release date for the final chapter in this epic saga has finally been announced for April 9, 2019. On this day, you'll be able to get the physical copy of the entire Shovel Knight experience on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 as well.

Shovel Knight Showdown

On top of this, you'll be able to play Shovel Knight Showdown on April 9 too. Showdown is an expansion for Shovel Knight which will allow you to play as one of seven characters. It will come with all new stages and music, so get ready for an epic adventure with multiplayer options.

You can purchase the first two entires in the series on Amazon or the Microsoft Store for $24.99 if you're late to the party and want to get started. Otherwise, tell us how excited you are to play the next Shovel Knight expansion, or how badly you want to beat your friends in the upcoming multiplayer arena.

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