During the PAX 2015 Nindies at Night pre-show event, Nintendo revealed that the blue armored hero will be getting his very own Amiibo figurine. This is the first character from a third-party indie game to get its own Amiibo.
Amiibo are Nintendo’s answer to Skylanders and Disney Infinity. It’s a figure that can interact with Wii U and 3DS games.
The trailer features YouTube gaming comedy channel Game Grumps, and with it comes their corny sense of filming and humor.
The new Amiibo also adds a new feature to Shovel Knight. Players will be able to tackle games in co-op. It will also include a new challenge mode. Both features are exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game.
We have a strong feeling that this Amiibo will sell out quickly, making the new in-game features difficult to unlock for many. That’s assuming Yacht Club Games doesn’t decide to sell the feature separately in the future.
A release date was not given, but information has leaked from retailers suggesting a November time-frame. The Plague of Shadows DLC is also set to come out this September. Shovel Knight is already out digitally and will be getting a physical release on Oct. 13.