PC - DLC, Windows
Shovel Knight Showdown
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About this game
Developer: Yacht Club Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight in Shovel Knight Showdown. All the classic Shovel Knight characters you know and love are playable, many for the first time ever! Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or take control of your favorite character and dig into Story Mode. Familiar controls, items, and mechanics return, making this a platform fighting game that anyone can jump into and try.
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Needing other people is what downgrades Shovel Knight Showdown below its legendary kin. Despite good intentions, this smattering of modes and options never quite come together as something worth seeking out on its own. It’s a solid choice for local multiplayer gatherings, but there’s not enough shine on this armor to take things beyond a passing novelty. That’s probably fine. Considering its origins, it’s a wonder that Shovel Knight Showdown got as much love as it did.
Showdown is a great first effort into multiplayer madness beyond co-op for Yacht Club Games that I am sure will carry lessons into their next project. Showdown is a compliment to the entire Treasure Trove package that does not encroach on the core experience. Some people will love Showdown's addition and others will brush it off to the side. It's like a cherry on top of an ice cream sundae; a sweet inclusion, but not essential to the overall enjoyment of the package.
Yacht Club Games has added two new additions to the PC version of their popular Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Shovel Knight: Showdown is an enjoyable 2D arena-battler that provides a fun local multiplayer experience, but lacks a true online multiplayer feature that would catapult this title into an exceptional 4-person party-battle. Shovel Knight: King of Cards diverts little from the original Shovel Knights modus operandi.