Well, there are some name changes to the main game and the campaigns.
The game you previously knew simply as Shovel Knight becomes Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – a collection of stories. The original campaign now receives a subtitle – Shovel of Hope. Plague Knight’s story is now Plague of Shadows and Specter Knight’s tale is known as Specter of Torment.
You’ll be able to buy each campaign separately on PS4, XO, PC/Mac/Linux and Nintendo Switch. King Knight’s story is also coming later in 2017 (with name yet TBD) and it’s described as “a crazy campaign with the gilded goob himself”. Standalone versions should be less expensive.
Body Swap Mode will launch simultaneously with Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, as well as local two player co-op being a part of a free update for PC and consoles. Duel Mode is also on the way later this year.
The most important note from the developers:
All owners of Shovel Knight on all platforms will automatically own Shovel Knight:Treasure Trove instead and will continue to get each of the planned free campaigns and features via updates. It will work exactly like how Shovel Knight was updated to include its first campaign addition, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows. Don’t worry!
In the spring, we will be raising the price of Shovel Knight. If you haven’t picked up Shovel Knight yet and want all the content included within Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, buy it now before the price increases this Spring! Or pick a selection of the standalone versions for a cheaper price!