Shovel Knight is one of the most popular indie games around, and developer Yacht Club Games has kept it relevant with regular updates and expansions. The long-awaited King of Cards expansion was originally planned to launch in the first half of 2018, but it was delayed back in April. Since then we’ve only had a generic “Late 2018” window for the game, but now we have a concrete release date. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer.
Yacht Club has just announced that King of Cards will launch on April 9th, 2019. That’s the same day that Shovel Knight Showdown becomes part of the Treasure Trove pack, so it’s going to be quite the fantastic day for Shovel Knight fans! Additionally, Yacht Club has announced that Treasure Trove is getting a physical release on the same day. The retail version of Treasure Trove will be available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $39.99, and it includes all expansions.
For one last cherry on top of this retro sundae, the Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight amiibo 3-pack will also be launching on April 9th, 2019. It’s going to be a bit of a wait, but the payoff sounds fantastic!