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Watch the first eight minutes of Shovel Knight's free Plague of Shadows expansion

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When Yacht Club Games' Kickstarter for Shovel Knight wrapped up in April 2013, the new developer had more than tripled their initial fundraising goal. As a result, Yacht Club reached every single one of their stretch goals for the project, including some very exciting – and ambitious! – plans for substantial free DLC in the form of what they called "playable boss campaigns."

Now, one year after Shovel Knight's release, Yacht Club is nearing the launch of Plague of Shadows, the first of the three promised expansions. For this first campaign, they've restructured the levels of Shovel Knight's entire campaign to support a completely new playable character: the double-jumping, projectile-based Plague Knight. Above, watch eight minutes of direct-feed gameplay from Plague of Shadows from our time with the new content at PAX Prime 2015.

Plague of Shadows releases free of charge for Shovel Knight owners later this month.