New Shovel Knight Showdown Trailer Scrambles After Gems

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Yacht Club Games has released a new trailer for Shovel Knight Showdown, revealing Mona, the potion brewing alchemist from Plague of Shadows, as a playable character.

This local multiplayer game lets up to four players scramble after gems as heroic or villainous knights in free-for-all or cooperative team battles.

You can also battle your way through Story Mode, which promises a multistage journey that has been customized for each character – facing a rival, defeating scores of opponents, and relaxing with a minigame along the way.

Shovel Knight Showdown will release as a free update to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, as well as a standalone game.

“Shovel Knight Showdown has grown to be a robust and delightful multiplayer and single-player adventure,” the developer explains.

“It’s full of new stories and revelations, goofy humor, great multiplayer level design, beautiful character art, varied playstyles, and frenetic battles. We really put our all into crafting this wholly new experience and we can’t wait for you to give it a shot!”

Shovel Knight Showdown will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in December.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.