New 'Shovel Knight' expansion haunts the chapel next spring

'Specter of Torment' will be the next campaign featuring a playable boss character.

Yacht Club Games (3DS version)

One of the best throwback games in recent memory is definitely Shovel Knight from developer Yacht Club Games. Last September (it's been that long?), the team dropped the free "Plague of Shadows" expansion for all platforms. This year, we have word of when the next add-on will release. "Specter of Torment" will come out sometime next spring, according to a tweet from Yacht Club. Not much else is known at the moment, but the team did offer a huge update back in June all about new protagonist Specter Knight -- wall climb! Dash slash!

So, if you're looking for more details to hold you over until the trees start blooming next year, maybe hit that up. Like the expansions prior, this update will be absolutely, 100 percent free. Still not enough nostalgia for you? Well, then perhaps the RetroUSB AVS console can breathe some new life into your old NES games that inspired Shovel Knight.