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Last week, we reported on the news that Shovel Knight toys were coming to Arby’s Kids Meals. At the time of that report, all we had to confirm the news was a delicious-looking pile of chicken tenders and a side of fries with the Shovel Knight logo floating beside them. Thanks to announcements from both Arby’s and Yacht Club Games, we now know what these Kids’ Meal goodies will look like, along with the surprise news that they’re more than just toys!



According to the above tweet by the official Arby’s Twitter handle, each of the themed disc-launchers will come with a “surprise game code.” What the codes will be used for isn’t much of a mystery, however, as Yacht Club Games has revealed in a trailer that the codes will unlock Arby’s DLC for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove!



“Some terrifically tasty treats have surfaced in Shovel Knight!

Shovel Knight launcher tokens are available in Arbys Kids Meals at participating locations for a limited time! Each token comes with a Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove DLC code for Switch & Steam! Collect all 7!”


Yacht Club Games has clarified some details of the promotion in the replies section of their announcement tweet. From their replies, we’ve learned that each disk’s code will function as a cheat code within the game, and each one will unlock a different feature of the Arby’s DLC. To be able to use the code, players will need to make sure their game is updated to the latest version. Furthermore, the codes are currently only functional with the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions of the games, meaning owners of the 3DS and Wii U versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will not be able to access the new meat-ified variant of the game.

Make sure to call ahead to your local Arby’s to confirm their participation in this meaty promotion!


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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.