Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Paradox Pack DLC (Early Preview)
It’s time to finally lift the development curtain and share what’s next on the DLC horizon for Pocket Dungeon…
We kept true to our promise and released the first free DLC (titled the Puzzler’s Pack) last year on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Netflix (via mobile app!) Now that the first pack is out and about in the world, we think it’s time to finally lift the development curtain and share what’s next on the DLC horizon for Pocket Dungeon…
Drum roll please….
We’d like to introduce you to the Paradox Pack DLC! A delightfully expansive update that’s currently in-development! It’ll contain new stages to conquer, powerful Relics and items, challenging side rooms, hidden secrets, cool hats, and the highly anticipated Mod Support!
With all that cool content in mind, developing a well-balanced game can be quite difficult - especially if it’s a unique hybrid genre! So, just like for the Puzzler’s Pack, we thought it would be fun to invite you back to the Pocket Dungeon to help us make this DLC pack truly shine by releasing an Early Preview version.
Before delving in, please note the following:
Just like the previous Early Preview DLC release, the Paradox Pack is FREE, so you’ll only need the base game to play the new content.
This DLC pack is still in development. We'll be continuously adding new content and fixing bugs! Players are encouraged to share their opinions and suggestions on our Discord channel!
WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD! If you want to discover the rest of the cool stuff in the new DLC yourself, we’d recommend skipping what’s listed below!
Mod support allows players to add their own content to the game. This feature is only be for the PC version of the DLC come release! For more information on how to get started, click here!
Note: If making a Mod isn't your thing, you are more than welcome to check out the community's creations! Click here for instructions on how to access them!
(Here's some cool examples of Mods you can play!)
NEW PLAYABLE CHARACTERS
Cold, brilliant, and pulsing with vile power, the Enchantress is a preternatural force in the Pocket Dungeon! Utilize her dark abilities by spending 2 HP to attack in all directions!
How to Unlock Enchantress: Defeat her in a regular Run in the Pocket Dungeon.
Poured in a beaker or stuffed in a bag, Chester's always got the swag! Our favorite traveling salesman gets VIP treatment to Chester Chests in the Pocket Dungeon! He can access them at any time and Relics are also offered at a low low price.
How to Unlock Chester: Find him in a sideroom while on your Run.
Tief’s Shady Shop: Sells relics for cheap! However there might be a catch…
Armorer’s Shop: Trade items and/or upgrade your item’s durability starting at 500 gems.
New “Survive” Siderooms: Survive waves of attacks for free items!
New “puzzle” Siderooms: Clear the sideroom within the attack limit to open a chest with a reward.
New “themed” Siderooms
Poison sideroom: Spawns units that deal posion and a free poison dagger.
Miniboss sideroom: Spawns a big unit in the center with +2HP.
NEW STAGES & LEVEL ORDER
As you progress through the game, you will start to encounter new stages, siderooms and items in your runs. However if you want to return the game’s level order to what it used to be before this update, you can do so in the Adventure settings.
New Level Order: Stages swap out at random, the length of a run remains the same, however you can now expect these stages at each level:
Pridemoor Keep, Explodatorium
Lich Yard, Pridemoor Keep, Explodatorium
Magic Landfill, Lich Yard
Iron Whale, Lost City
Crystal Caverns, Lost City, Iron Whale
Clockwork Tower, Crystal Caverns, Lost City
Stranded Ship, Flying Machine, Clockwork Tower, Crystal Caverns
Flying Machine, Stranded Ship, Clockwork Tower
New Save Point system, if you close the game or quit mid-run, next time you boot the game you will be prompted to continue.
Random Knight and Shuffle Knight are now shown in the VS battle intro.
You can now lock a seed so it does not reset in between runs.
Pressing the Turbo key will skip one turn. You can still hold the key like before.
Note: If you want to read about the Bug Fixes and Balance Changes included in the Paradox Pack, check out the Update Notes!