The talk regarding Shovel Knight over the past week is his rumored entry into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. That has not been confirmed at this time, but a little more fuel is being added to that rumor, because tonight, Nintendo announced that the hero would soon get his own Amiibo.
The announcement was made during tonight's Nindies@Night event at the EMP Museum in Seattle. This Amiibo will unlock exclusive features in both Shovel Knight on Wii U and 3DS. On Wii U, it will unlock a new co-op mode, while it will unlock exclusive Amiibo challenge levels across both versions of the game. That makes Yacht Club Games' effort the first indie game to receive an official Amiibo figure. On top of that, Nintendo is stating that the Amiibo will be used in future Shovel Knight games, which seems to hint at an eventual sequel.
Since a vast majority of Amiibo have been used for Super Smash Bros., don't look for the rumor of Shovel Knight's inclusion to the roster to die anytime soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime, players can look forward to Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, which Nintendo is stating will release in September. You can catch that trailer, as well as the reveal for the Shovel Knight Amiibo, below. The Shovel Knight Amiibo is coming soon.