Shovel Knight Amiibo Unveiled

The Shovel Knight figure works with Yacht Club's game, rather than any of Nintendo's.

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Update: Nintendo has officially announced the Shovel Knight Amiibo. Players can level up the Amiibo and customize its appearance. Players can also use the Amiibo figurine to unlock new challenge stages, which a brand new co-op mode. Nintendo has also confirmed that all future Shovel Knight content on the Wii U will support the Shovel Knight Figure.

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Shovel Knight, the eponymous lead character of action-platformer Shovel Knight, is getting his own Amiibo later this year, according to a tweet from a UK retailer. This marks the first time a third-party game has gotten its own Amiibo.

The Twitter account for Game's Brighton store sent out a tweet revealing the figure and a release date: It'll be out on November 27, at least in Europe.

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According to the image accompanying the tweet (which has since been deleted, but was captured by Siliconera), the figure unlocks "exclusive content" in Shovel Knight on Wii U and 3DS. It'll also "work with Nintendo products that Yacht Club Games creates in the future." Neither this nor the Shovel Knight functionality was detailed.

While there are some Amiibo featuring third-party characters, such as Pac-Man, Mega Man, and Street Fighter's Ryu, those were all designed for Nintendo games (namely, Super Smash Bros.). Shovel Knight is the first Amiibo to be created for a third-party game.

Having been a success as a digital game, Shovel Knight is also getting a physical release later this year. That includes versions for both Wii U, 3DS, Xbox One, and PS4, all of which will include the (free) upcoming Plague Knight expansion.

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OBSIDIAN_BORN

Shovel Knight for Smash Bros!!.... and Mario Maker!!

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Jedilink109

Love that last pic of the Amiibo. You know the second any new Amiibo come out they are gone immediately online.

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ElectricOcarina

So is co-op going to be in the Wii U version to? Or just 3ds. Because I havn't gotten this game yet and i'm trying to figure out which one to buy

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amk11

@electricocarina: coop is exclusive to the Wii U version, 3ds isn't getting it

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coop36

For shoveltry!

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RSM-HQ

Well deserved, it's a great platformer.

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WizardJenkins

The real revelation here being that apparently Pac-man, Mega Man and Sonic are Nintendo first party characters. Amazing GameSpot is amazing.

Super stoked for this though.

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elheber

@wizardjenkins: To be fair, GS didn't say Shovel Knight was the first third party Amiibo. They only said it was the first time a 3rd party game gets its own Amiibo. However, one could still argue Skylanders on the Wii U is also getting its "own" Amiibo even though they're technically alternate forms of Bowser and Donkey Kong.

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WizardJenkins

@elheber: Hmm, it looks like they corrected themselves. The title previously read: "The First Third-Party Amiibo is Shovel Knight; According to UK Retailer Leak"

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elheber

@wizardjenkins: I see. Welp, that doesn't surprise me. Indeed that's true; I still have the page unrefreshed on my phone.

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bunchanumbers

3rd Party Amiibo I want.

1. Bayonetta series. I would flip out if I could get a set with Jeanne, Bayo, Rodin, and maybe Balder.

2. Deus Ex series. Bonus would be if it can work with Mankind Divided when it launches on NX.

3. Sonic Boom series. No joke. It would sell well because of Sonic Fans and the TV series is doing well. An amiibo series along with a good game could lead to some big things for Sega.

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Metallinatus

@bunchanumbers: Better yet: Just give me Shadow as playable character in Sm4sh and then give him a proper amiibo....

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RSM-HQ

@bunchanumbers: Love the idea of a Bayonetta one :)

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elheber

@bunchanumbers: Oooh, a classic Cereza and modern Bayonetta with short hair would make my flip my lid. Rodin too.

Shantae would be fantastic for Amiibo. And if I may be greedy, I'd love some RE Amiibo... particularly Leon, Claire and Rebecca.

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IndoJimbo

@bunchanumbers: Bayonetta Amiibo would be awesome. I already have the Bayonetta Play Arts Kai figures.

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adsparky

I want to say that if they keep getting third party amiibos I will get one or two, depending on the franchises; but let's be honest, even if I want one it would be sold out before I notice it.

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@adsparky: Just import one, its only the American ones people go crazy over. They have no region lock and are all identical when opened anyway.

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adsparky

@mesome713: I still don't want any, probably if there is one of Lyn from Fire Emblem or one from advance wars; In terms of third party I dunno maybe one from bravely default.

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@adsparky: Yeah, im not sure what they will do, with the new Fire Embelm game coming out and doing so good in Japan already, i expect it might get a few, i dont know though, we already have a bunch. Third Party Amiibo stuff will get crazy, can do a bunch to try and reward and gain support.

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Redblaze27

Hurray for limited quantity DLC

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IAmMcGruber

I don't really get what people like about them. They seem like a waste of money IMO.

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IAmMcGruber

@7tizz: Because I don't get the point of amiibos? Why would i care about my hiding my age to randoms on the internet. Nothing wrong with me feeling like amiibos are a waste of money. Games are completely different than.amiibos

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Sevenizz

@iammcgruber: Hey, I don't own a single Amiibos and I doubt I ever will. But some people like them. We may not understand it - but they do.

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angrycreep

Still no Shovel Knight for Xbox 360, what's going with that?

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DeviantCode

Amiibos.. Nintendo's answer to Happy Meal toys.

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PunchDude453

Speaking of Ryu, where the f*** is USFIV for Wii U, Crapcunt?

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virtuaSEGA

@punchdude453: Lol, you're funny. No reason to port it to a dead system. Not to mention Nintendo are ASSHOLES to 3rd party developers, its why they're in the bad spot they're in.

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PunchDude453

@virtuasega: Aren't you that same troll that believes that Crapcunt is getting "good" again because they ripped people off with a overpriced Rehashed?

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virtuaSEGA

@punchdude453: Yawn, that all you got lol?

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Metallinatus

@virtuasega: "Nintendo are ASSHOLES to 3rd party developers"

And that's why we're getting a Shovel Knight amiibo, people....

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virtuaSEGA

@metallinatus: Oh please explain this one, it should be brilliant.

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skootbootz

Those 100 people who actually get one of these are going to feel so blessed.

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Ariel_G

I wonder what a Shantae amiibo would look like..

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SavageRodent

@ariel_g: +1 I believe Shantae deserves more attention honestly.

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Really_tho_bruh

@savagerodent: +1 Shantae hype

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xOmniCloudx

@savagerodent: Agreed. But I want a Bayo amiibo and it will never happen :(

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Juno2_17

@savagerodent: +1 Hear Hear! :D

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WhoIsTheDrizzle

The real question is, will they produce more than 100?

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pharoe777

I haven't seen a Ryu amiibo yet !?

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elheber

@pharoe777: It's coming. So is Roy's (FE).

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pharoe777

@elheber: Nice ! thanks for the update.

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elheber

Aaaand it's gone. It's all gone.

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