Body Swap Cover Art

All body swapped characters.

Body Swap Mode (originally called Gender Swap[1]) is a newly released feature in Shovel Knight that lets players choose the gender of the main characters in Shovel of Hope. The concerned characters are Shovel Knight, Shield Knight, the Enchantress and the Order of No Quarter.


The gender of all main characters in the game can be swapped selectively. For example, there can be both a male Shovel Knight and a male Shield Knight.[1]. Pronouns for each of those characters can also be swapped selectively (a Shovel Knight with a female body can go by male pronouns in the game). The menu for Body Swap can be accessed at any point during the game.[1] Changes will only be effective when entering the map.

Extra featuresEdit

  • Random - Will put a random gender for all characters.
  • Default - All characters will be the official genders.(Only if any characters genders have been changed)
  • Opposite - All characters will be the opposite gender of their default gender.




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