New and different changes for Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX

A boss fight in the 2D platformer, Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX is receiving changes to become the “definitive edition” of the famous platforming game, and its developer is making clear what’s different in the newest release. 

Yacht Club Games, the developer behind Shovel Knight, celebrated ten years of the game and announced what’s next for the franchise. Shovel Knight brought the studio to the forefront, so it’s honoring it by releasing a complete and definitive edition of the beloved platformer. The industry is seeing a resurgence in platformers with titles like Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and Deadcells finding success, and Shovel Knight fits perfectly among them. 

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX will pack the original game with many new changes and additions. Some new additions will change the way players play the game as well. The DX version is gearing up to be a perfect start for new fans and an excellent opportunity to dive in again for the veterans. 

What’s in the Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX?

Shovel Knight Shovel of Hope DX will introduce a bigger character roster with new abilities and online multiplayer. 

In the new release, players will be able to select from a large roster of 20 characters, each with unique abilities. Shovel Knight are Shield Knight back, joined by the likes of the Enchantress. The game also offers online multiplayer, letting friends join in the battle and play together. The main adventure and challenges are available to tackle in multiplayer. 

Fan-favorite features from previous game versions are also bundled into the changes included with Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX. Custom Knight, Battle Ghost Arena, and Challenge Stages will launch with the new version. The game is also available in full stereoscopic 3D for increased immersion. 

Save states and cheats in Shovel of Hope DX

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX will launch with changes including rewind, save states, and cheats to make the game more enjoyable for more players. 

The rewind feature, which pulls the action back, will let players rectify mistakes without much effort. Players new to platformers can make good use of the feature. Save states can help pause the action whenever players need to, providing even more freedom to play. These features would be right at home in other modern 2D platformers. 

The DX version of the game comes with over 300 cheats, letting players customize the game according to their preferences. Making the game easier or harder will be as simple as enabling a couple of cheats. The game also lets players enable all cheats simultaneously for true chaos. 

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX release date 

There is no official Shovel Knigh:t Shovel of Hope DX release date announced as yet, but the game may be arriving sooner than later. 

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX can be wishlisted on Steam, but the developers have yet to announce a formal release date. While Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX refines the original release, Yacht Club Games also announced a “brand-new mainline Shovel Knight game.”

The developer teased a 3D version of Shovel Knight with a 3D version of the studio’s logo. The team also announced that “this isn’t just another sequel – it’s a bold new adventure that will launch Shovel Knight into an entirely new dimension of gaming.”

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Written by Bilawal Bashir

Bilawal is a software engineer who loves video games, comic books, and anime. But he will never love pineapple on pizza. In over two decades of gaming, he has only broken two controllers. His work has also been featured by TheGamer and WhatIfGaming.

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