Many a hellish beast stand in your way in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night and, it turns out, you can enlist Shovel Knight himself to aid you on your journey. More precisely, the character can be unlocked as an ally if you know where to look.
Here's everything you need to know about how to get Shovel Knight as an ally in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night.
Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight starts off as an enemy in Bloodstained Ritual of the Night. Donning similar armor to the other knights, except blue, and carrying his signature shovel, he attacks by digging up rocks and throwing them at you.
We found Shovel Knight in two adjacent rooms in the Forbidden Underground Waterway, as shown in the left picture above.
In order to get Shovel Knight as an ally, you're going to have to defeat him and collect his Shard. As Shards aren't guaranteed drops, you may have to kill the enemies a couple of times, so just run back and forth between the two rooms until the RNG gods smile upon your.