The Shovel Knight Amiibo has been announced for pre-order by UK retailer GAME Brighton on Twitter. Shovel Knight will shove his way into store shelves on November 27, 2015. The original tweet by GAME has been taken down, which makes it sound a little suspicious. This is the first time a third party Amiibo will be released other than a Nintendo character. The functionality has yet to be detailed as Yacht Club Games said this Amiibo will function in “multiple” games that Yatch Club Games will create in the future.
Earlier this week there was a rumor of Shovel Knight being a potential DLC character for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. This particular box does not have the Super Smash Bros. logo that Amiibo hunters would normally look for. Thus the question we ask: Will this Amiibo play a role in Super Smash Bros? We will not find out until after the compatibility chart is released. Even then, will Nintendo hide some details for his participation in the arena?
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