Shovel Knight‘s final expansions and updates have been delayed by several months.
Definitive game edition Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, DLC campaign expansions King of Cards and Showdown, and the Treasure Trove amiibo three-pack were all initially scheduled to release together on April 9th. Now, however, those DLC add-ons need a little more time, and since all that content is meant to release together, everything’s being pushed back as a result. Though Yacht Club Games gave no firm release date, the company anticipates the delay will be “several months—at most.”
“It remains our focus to bring these [DLC] to the highest level of quality just as we have with previous Shovel Knight games,” Yacht Club Games wrote in an update. “It’s also our priority to have these games on the disc/card for the upcoming physical version.… We realize the delay is disappointing. To communicate better with everyone moving forward, we will not be announcing a new date until we know one for sure.”
Part of the reason for the delay is the widespread nature of Shovel Knight. Yacht Club Games has to get the DLC up and running on older systems like the PlayStation 3 and Wii U, in addition to current consoles, and it’s taking longer than expected to make sure each version of the DLC has the same level of quality. In fact, this is the second time King of Cards has been delayed. However, the team promises that this will be the last delay, and hopes the extra polish will be worth the wait.
Source: Yacht Club Games