Making Sense of Shovel Knight Versions

Remember the simple old days where a whole game was just on a cartridge?

Shovel Knight, once a humble Kickstarter campaign, has snowballed to become a massive undertaking for its developers. Stretch goal upon stretch goal were smashed by the game’s enthusiastic fanbase of supporters, ultimately leading to some bloat and confusion as the project ages. True to their weird, developer Yacht Club games is keeping their end of the bargain by updating the original purchaser’s games with the new features, campaigns, and modes, but THAT is precisely where the simplicity ends. Watch on to see what we mean.

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