|Title||Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment|
|Developer(s)||Yacht Club Games|
|Publisher(s)||Yacht Club Games|
|Release Date||Apr 5, 2017|
|Genre||PC > Action, Adventure, Indie|
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is the latest expansion of the critically acclaimed indie game, Shovel Knight. Developed by indie game studio Yacht Club Games, Specter of Torment was first released in 2017 and is available on various gaming platforms, including PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Specter of Torment follows the story of Specter Knight, one of the main bosses in the original Shovel Knight game. The game takes place before the events of the first game, and players get to experience Specter Knight’s journey to recruit other knights and form the Order of No Quarter.
As Specter Knight, players will traverse through a dark and eerie world called the Tower of Fate. The game’s story delves into the tragic past of Specter Knight and his connection to the Enchantress, the main antagonist in Shovel Knight.
Specter of Torment features similar gameplay mechanics to the original game, which is inspired by classic side-scrolling platformers like Mega Man and Castlevania. However, Specter Knight’s unique abilities, such as wall climbing and dashing, add a unique twist to the gameplay.
Players will face various challenges and enemies as they explore the levels in the game. The levels are well-designed, and the difficulty progressively increases as players move through the game. The game also features boss battles, which are intense and require players to master Specter Knight’s abilities to defeat them.
Specter of Torment also introduces a new mechanic called “Grieving”, where Specter Knight reaps the souls of his fallen enemies to gain health and upgrade his abilities. The game also features checkpoints called “Curios”, which players can use to change their equipment and refill their health.
Graphics and Sound
Specter of Torment features a unique and atmospheric 8-bit style of graphics and sprite animations, similar to the original game. The game’s soundtrack, composed by Jake Kaufman, is also excellently crafted and adds to the overall spooky ambiance of the game.
The game also has a unique color palette, which is different from the previous Shovel Knight games. This change further adds to the game’s dark and haunting theme.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment has received critical acclaim and has won multiple awards for its unique gameplay, story, and visuals. The game has also been praised for its challenging and satisfying gameplay that stays true to the classic platformer genre.
In 2017, Specter of Torment was included in the list of “The 25 Best Games of 2017” by Polygon and received a perfect score of 10/10 from Destructoid. The game also won the award for “Best Indie Game” at The Game Awards 2017.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment offers not only a new perspective and story in the Shovel Knight universe, but also a unique and challenging gameplay experience. With its gripping story, satisfying gameplay, and stellar visuals and sound, Specter of Torment is a must-play for fans of old-school platformers and new players alike.
So, dust off your scythe and join Specter Knight on his quest for redemption in this must-play expansion of the beloved indie game, Shovel Knight.
- OS: Windows 7 or later
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 512MB
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 250 MB available space
How to Download
- Click on the "Download" button link provided above.
- Wait for the download to start.
- Once the download is complete, open the downloaded file.
- The installation process should automatically start.
- Follow the prompts on the installation wizard to complete the installation.
- Once installed, launch the game from your computer's desktop or start menu.
- Enjoy playing Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment!