Not long after I posted the news that information regarding the highly-anticipated Shovel Knight Amiibo was on the way the info was released by Yacht Club Games! The news was revealed on the Yacht Club Games website, where they announced that the Shovel Knight amiibo will launch in North America on January 8th for $12.99.
It’s a bummer that the amiibo won’t be launching in time for Christmas as it would have made an excellent gift for many people, but the decision apparently came down to supply and demand. They could have released the amiibo early, but they wouldn’t have been able to release enough of them and that would have upset even more people who missed out on it.
As for what the amiibo will do for you, it will unlock a ton of content for the game on both Wii U and 3DS. You can create and customize your own knight and leveling him up by gaining treasure, and it’ll also be compatible with the co-op mode exclusive to Wii U.
Some new challenge maps will be added to both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, while the 5 new co-op maps will (obviously) only be available for the Wii U version.
We heard rumors about a Shovel Knight amiibo floating around the interwebs, but now Yacht Club Games have officially revealed that Shovel Knight is an amiibo. This makes him the first indie game character to be immortalized in amiibo form, standing alongside Mario, Link and dozens of other beloved characters.
The amiibo will unlock exclusive content for the Wii U and 3DS versions of Shovel Knight, which includes things like co-op mode in the current game. To make matters even more sick and sweet, this amiibo will also be compatible with future Shovel Knight games to unlock even more content.
It’s like a Shovel Knight wonderland, and I will be frolicking throughout it, mouth agape.
The Amiibos look just like the Smash Bros. trophies…
Nintendo is going to be launching a pretty unique line of toys later in the year called Amiibos that will be able to interact with games on both the Wii U and 3DS. The first official game that will support these Amiibos is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, though Nintendo is planning on bringing these figurines to previous titles, as well.
One such game is Hyrule Warriors, which was a very solid hybrid of both the Legend of Zelda series and the Dynasty Warriors series. We still aren’t too sure on how exactly these Amiibos will effect the game, but many speculate that they will unlock bonus features for the game. The following is the tweet from Nintendo of America confirming that the Link Amiibo will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors:
More news is expected to be revealed on the Amiibo initiative, so be sure to check back for more details in the near future.