Shovel Knight Showdown is included FREE with Prime Gaming!

For a very limited time, Shovel Knight Showdown is FREE via Prime Gaming! Delve in today!

Hey there brawlin' buddies!

For a very limited time, our ultimate platform fight game, Shovel Knight Showdown, is FREE via your Amazon Prime Membership. This collaboration is available until August 9th so we suggest that grab your best bud, some pizza, and delve in couch co-op-style ASAP!


What is Shovel Knight Showdown?

Shovel Knight Showdown is the ultimate platform fighting experience, where you can duel with up to 4 players and scramble after gems as your favorite heroic or villainous knight from the original Shovel Knight saga.

Gather your pals for endless multiplayer clashes, or choose from more than 16 playable characters in Story Mode, each with their own unique story to tell. Master every move, explore a vast array of items and locales, and discover new revelations!

Shovel Knight Showdown is available as a stand-alone game on Steam, Nintendo Switch, Humble Bundle, GOG, and for a VERY limited time - free with Amazon Prime. You can also get the game in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove - a collection of the 5 original Shovel Knight stand-alone titles.

There are spoilers ahead!

If you don't want anything spoiled for you and want to discover all the characters on your own, we'd recommend stopping here!

Well, without further ado, here are all the playable characters in Shovel Knight Showdown!

Playable Characters:

Shovel Knight

Welcome to a battle of shovels, eternally retold! Today, we’re going to take a good look at the blue burrower himself — it’s Shovel Knight! Let’s get digging!

Click here to view his move guide!

Plague Knight

Fresh from Plague of Shadows, the maniacal alchemist bursts onto the battlefield with a boom!

Click here to view his move guide!

Specter Knight

Unstoppable even in death, the reaper of renown is ready to pursue new prey.

Click here to view his move guide!

King Knight

Hear ye! Gather one and all… and then stand aside! True royalty is coming through!

Click here to view his move guide!

Shield Knight

Go no further! The shield-wielding knight of the valley stands her ground with intrepid resolve.

Click here to view her move guide!


Put your booms on! This up-and-coming knight in training is ready to right the world’s wrongs with a righteous fight!

Click here to view his move guide!


Glory to Goldarmors! Too often do we find a new knight foolishly attempting to storm their way into our glorious King’s keep! Our esteemed ranks must form the first and final line of defense!

Click here to view their move guide!

Black Knight

Steel thy shovel! The relentless, shovel-wielding knight answers to no one! 

Click here to view their move guide!

Mole Knight

The fiery foreman is here to dig — and there’s plenty of work to be done!

Click here to view his move guide!

Treasure Knight

The tidal terror emerges from the ocean depths! Whether it’s for gold or just bragging rights, this diving duelist is playing for keeps!

Click here to view his move guide!

Polar Knight

The tundra-treading, snow shovel sporting fighter needs no introduction! Which is good… because as a warrior of few words, Polar Knight is unlikely to provide one himself!

Click here to view his move guide!

Propeller Knight

Cast your gaze this way, lovelies- the captain has arrived! Soaring the skies with saber out, the notorious spin controller will surely “blow away” the competition. En garde!

Click here to view his move guide!

Tinker Knight

Enter the tireless inventor of devious machinations. Do a dizzying array of options raise the tiny tinkerer above the rest? The truth is in the math!

Click here to view his move guide!

The Enchantress

Kneel and bow to the malevolent orchestrator of the unforeseen, the Enchantress. You haven’t the slightest hope of defeating her, but you’re welcome to dance together into the abyss!

Click here to view her move guide!


It’s time for a real fighter to step into the ring! Enough of these dorks and their goofy knight titles. The main event is here!

Click here to view his move guide!

Dark Reize

From the murky depths, he arises! Energy Boomerang buzzing in his hand, this fallen child of corruption takes no prisoners. Come on puppets, drink deep of the darkness!

Click here to view his move guide!

Liquid Samurai

Formless and infinite, the Liquid Samurai eternally serve their queen, the Enchantress. Even if one falls, another will rise up to replace it.

Click here to view his move guide!


Hit the books and harness alchemical mysteries with the potion-brewing alchemist.

Click here to view her move guide!

Mr. Hat

Whether he’s tending till of the Fancy Shop or in the throes of battle, you daren’t scuffle with this crazy collector of cranial coverings!

Click here to view his move guide!

Phantom Striker

From the shadows, your next test emerges. Wielding both practiced skill and mysterious elemental power, he’ll strike at phantoms wherever they lie!

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Before you go...

We're strong believers in having a solid foundation for the fights ahead! If you are new to the game or just need a refresher, we highly suggest you check out our Essential Showdown Mechanics Guide!