Shovel Knight Prequel Announced, Watch First Trailer

Specter of Torment lands in 2017.

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During The Game Awards 2016 tonight, Yacht Club Games officially announced a new Shovel Knight game, Specter of Torment. It is a prequel to the 2014 original. And, like that game, it's a 2D side-scroller. It's due out in Spring 2017, and you can watch a trailer for the game here.

The original Shovel Knight was funded on Kickstarter, having raised $310,000 in 2013 to make the game a reality. One of the most acclaimed games of 2014, Shovel Knight is available for consoles and PC, though no mention of platforms for the prequel was provided.

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Now Playing: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment - The Game Awards 2016 Trailer

Here's what Yacht Club had to say about Specter of Torment:

"You'll not only play through Specter Knight' own story, but also see new areas, new music, new enemies, new objects, new boss fights, new weapons, new armors, and way, way more than ever before. Even the villainous boss knights have prepared new tricks and tactics!"

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