In a surprise announcement that is sure to earn even more goodwill for what is already one of the most well received games to come out this decade, Yacht Club Games has announced this morning that their hit title Shovel Knight will be getting several more campaigns and game modes for free.
The smaller updates include Body Swap and Battle Mode. Body swap will allow players to switch the genders of their character, though what changes that entails has yet to be revealed. Battle Mode was more thoroughly explained and is intended to be a four player local battle royal mode, allowing players to select their characters and duke it out on the same screen. Online battles have not yet been announced.
The larger downloads will be two bonus campaigns, starring two of the game’s bosses Specter Knight and King Knight. While the developers at Yacht Club Games announced that all of these updates are being worked on simultaneously, Specter Knight will be the first DLC to be released of the four content packs that are being worked on.
No official release date has been given, but Shovel Knight: Specter Knight is anticipated to arriveby the end of this year with the other content packs following shortly after.