Shovel Knight gets his own Amiibo as Nintendo hints at inevitable sequel

Shovel Knight has dug into a new milestone, as the character will be the first from the indie gaming space to receive his own Amiibo figure.


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.

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    August 27, 2015 9:52 PM

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      August 27, 2015 10:29 PM

      Nice that is pretty rad, I really hope they make 2, its seems pretty much guaranteed.

      Man it would be so rad to have a Amiibo or a Skylander type figurine of your game, one day one day.

      I really hope the NX will be powerful and have the PC internals like the PS4 and XB1 and be very friendly for devs.

      I wish it was E3 2016 already.

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