'Shovel Knight' FREE DLC 'Plague of Shadows' releases September 17

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The very much awaited free expansion pack for the platformer game Shovel Knight will finally come this week, as announced by game developer and publisher Yacht Club Games.

As announced via their official website, the new expansion pack, entitled Plague of Shadows, will be released simultaneously on all gaming platforms and on all regions on September 17.

The new expansion pack takes players on an all new storyline in an all new campaign mode, as they take on the role of the Plague Knight, on the journey to produce the Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. To have the enough ingredients to do so, the Plague Knight needs take down the villainous group of knights called the Order of No Quarter. With the new main character being an alchemist, players can utilize new ways in getting through a level by using alchemy, bomb jumps, and explosives throughout the level.

The new expansion also introduces the Crafting system in the game, as well the Alchemy System. Use the power of Alchemy to craft rare artifacts and items from collected loot.

Naturally, the game will be getting new enemies, and new bosses to defeat. New paths on classic levels will also be opened, opening doors not only for new adventure, but for more adventure!

But take note: while the new content is free to downloadfor all time, not just for a limited timeplayers a required to clear the main game first before gaining access to the new adventure with the Plagues Knight and the new Challenge Mode.

However, if a player is switching gaming platforms, or have cleared the game but somehow lost their game save data, Yacht Club Games have announced that they will be providing a special code for such users so they too can unlock the new expansion pack for their game.

Shovel Knight is currently available PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux computer systems.