Shovel Knight is Getting New Amiibo Figures
During Nintendo’s Nindies@Night event in Seattle, several announcements were made -- including the reveal of three new amiibo from the Shovel Knight game series.
Two years ago at PAX West, Yacht Club Games originally announced that its game Shovel Knight would receive amiibo support. And now, these new figures are joining the lineup.
These three new knights are based on King Knight, Plague Knight, and Specter Knight. As with all other amiibo, these will activate certain things when tapped on the NFC reader for the Nintendo Switch.
According to Nintendo, these amiibo will unlock exclusive in-game content:
"While playing Shovel Knight, players can unlock exclusive armor sets, new challenge stages and the ability to summon fairy companions to accompany players on quests."
These new figures will work on Yacht Club Games Shovel Knight: King of Cards -- which is set for release in early 2018 and serves as a prequel story that reveals how King Knight claimed his throne.
There's no word yet on when these amiibo will be released to the public. Nintendo is saying that it will be sometime in 2018 to coincide with Shovel Knight: King of Cards.