Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope

Fact Sheet

Game Name: Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope

Developer: Yacht Club Games

Release Date: Jun 26, 2014

Price:$14.99 or available as part of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

ESRB: Everyone

Press Contact: [email protected]


Shovel Knight is a sweeping, classic action-adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It’s a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small warrior with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, lovable bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!


Shovel Knight’s beautifully authentic style bridges the gap between yesterday and today. Design, art, and audio hearken back to the days of 8-bit.

The systems of today also give Shovel Knight modern touches: detailed animation, multilayered parallax backgrounds, and novel game design.

Perfect your platforming skills as you take down each of the knights of the Order of No Quarter.

Flip enemies! Leap over gaps! Duel with foes! Dig up treasure! Find Secrets! Upgrade! Shovel Knight is simple to learn and play, but challenge lies everywhere.

Awesome soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman with additional songs by Manami Matsumae!

Amass riches to upgrade your armor and weapons.

Detailed, living background and animation! Big, beautiful pixels!

Lovable characters and treacherous bosses!

Balanced gameplay is a warm welcome to newcomers, and an old embrace for experts.

A light touch to narrative with humor, levity, and heart.

Overworld Map allows your quest unfold in a unique order!

Relive the adventure and uncover all of the world’s secrets with New Game+!

Co-op! – Grab a friend and play through Shovel of Hope as a fully cooperative adventure!

Challenge Mode – Up the ante in every imaginable way with dozens of full-featured challenges.

Body Swap – Did you ever wish Shovel Knight was a lady, or Shield Knight was a guy? Well, now you can designate character genders however you like, with brand new designs for all of the main characters!

For platform-specific features, refer to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove’s press kit.



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