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The Kickstarter's stretch goals

Developers at Yacht Club Games planned additional content post-launch for Shovel Knight following the stretched goals of its successful Kickstarter campaign. Most of those additions were added so far with the exception of a few. Other extra features not originally planned were later implemented as time proceeded.

Content Edit

  • Shovel Knight Game (Shovel Knight's campaign) - June 26th 2014
    • Achievements (Feats) added for all campaigns
    • New Game Plus added for all campaigns
    • Cheat Codes added for all campaigns
    • Exclusive 3DS version Streetpass functionality in the form of the Streetpass Arena for Shovel Knight's campaign
    • Exclusive Wii U version Miiverse functionality in the form of the Digger's Diary for all campaigns
  • Mac version - September 13th 2014
  • Linux version - October 9th 2014
  • Sony version - April 21st 2015
    • Exclusive Kratos boss battle for Shovel Knight's campaign
  • Xbox One version- April 29th 2015
    • Exclusive Battletoads boss battle for Shovel Knight's campaign
  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (Plague Knight's campaign) - September 17th 2015
    • Challenge Mode added for all campaigns
    • Exclusive amiibo support through the Shovel Knight themed amiibo in the form of Custom Knight and Co-op Mode for the Nintendo versions of Shovel Knight's campaign as well as exclusive amiibo challenges in Challenge Mode
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Specter Knight's campaign) - March 3rd, 2017 (Nintendo Switch) April 5th 2017 (Everywhere)
  • Co-op Mode being separated from the amiibo functionalities and added to all home console versions - April 5th 2017
    • Madame Meeber's amiibo functionality added for the Nintendo versions of all campaigns
  • Shovel Knight being upgraded to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - April 5th 2017
    • Shovel Knight's campaign rebranded as Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope
    • The Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment campaign is now purchasable as a standalone campaign separated from all the other campaigns content as an alternative to purchase Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • Battletoads's boss fight added to all PC versions - October 5th 2017
  • Wii U version exclusive Digger's Diary no longer functional as Nintendo shutdown Miiverse - November 8th 2017

Planned Content Edit

  • Shovel Knight: King of Cards (King Knight's campaign) - 2018 (details unknown)
    • Further amiibo support for the Nintendo versions through the use of the Plague Knight, Specter Knight and King Knight themed amiibos for all campaigns
  • Battle Mode - Pending