Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon explodes with new free DLC

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon DLC artwork

New free playable characters, stages, and relics

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon refuses to die. The humble puzzle Shovel Knight spin-off is already packed with playable characters and other ways to change up the experience, but the unrelenting teams at Vine and Yacht Club Games won’t be satisfied until everyone on Earth understands that this game is a blast, and the only way to do that is to coax the global population into trying it. And what better way to do that than with free DLC?

Starting today on Steam (and coming soon to consoles), the Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Puzzler’s Pack DLC is open for business, offering up new playable characters like Mona the alchemist and Puzzle Knight the nogoodnik.

Mona can chain potion explosions for massive combos, and the Puzzle Knight can turn enemies around clockwise to change their overall effect on the battlefield. These unique strategy options are compounded by two new relics, two areas to explore, and new challenges. And this Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon DLC is just the start. Mod support — and the option to refract and enhance your character’s abilities — are all coming soon.

The team at Yacht Club truly wants Pocket Dungeon to be a game of the people. That’s why they are opening their discord channel to all comers to discuss what they do and don’t want in the game. The plan is to keep updating this Puzzle Pack for as long as possible. Remember folks, the original Shovel Knight received massive free updates over the course of five years, so who knows how far they’ll go. If you want to learn more about them and why they are so unrelentingly giving, check out the 8,000-plus-word interview I did with them in Lock-On 004. As Hot Rod once said, “It’s a whopper alright!

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes