Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove may have recently received its new, official downloadable expansion in Specter of Torment earlier this spring, but that certainly has not quenched a thirst for M-rated, 3D action with the titular shovel-wielding hero. One fan and modder at least had that thirst, so he quenched it with “Shovel Souls,” an elaborate, work-in-progress mod of the original Dark Souls.

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Abject is working to incorporate more than just Shovel Knight skins into the world of Dark Souls. By watching the trailer for “Shovel Souls” above, you can see how the mod replaces the hero character with Shovel Knight himself (complete with shovel and matching armor), works Shield Knight into the gameplay with a reenactment of the original Shovel of Hope campaign, and includes text, music, and sound effects from Shovel Knight into the world for a fuller experience.

What do you think about this crossover mod? Are you excited to see where it goes from here? Let us know in the comments below!

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Eric Zavinski
Hey all! I've been a gamer since I was three. I'm one of those people with gaming so ingrained in them that watching my father play Super Mario 64 is actually my first memory I can recall. I love writing too! I'm writing an original fantasy series that takes place in another universe; it may take some inspiration from some of my favorite franchises. I've been a journalist for a few years, have worked on local and national teams, and have garnered experience assigning stories, editing, writing, interviewing, hosting a television series, running a YouTube channel, and doing other stuff that's more fun to mention in conversation. Bios can drag on. Anyway, I'm super stoked to be a part of the Gamnesia team! Thanks for having me!


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