The Shovel Knight mystery deepens! As we reported earlier in the week, rumors have been circulating that Shovel Knight will appear as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and the announcement could come as early as tonight.
While that bit of news has yet to be substantiated, another huge announcement has been leaked by GAME (a retailer that is essentially the UK equivalent of GameStop) — Shovel Knight is getting his very own amiibo.
The leak comes by way of a specific GAME location's Twitter account (@GAMEBrighton) which mentioned a release date of November 27. Apparently, the tweet was sent out too early and has since been deleted, but was expected to be sent out alongside the supposed announcement that may happen later today (or this weekend).
Interestingly enough, the Shovel Knight amiibo's box does not have the Super Smash Bros. moniker on it, so it appears that it will be entirely standalone from that specific line. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that it won't work with Super Smash Bros. We'll have to wait and see if his appearance in the game is in fact a reality first.
However, the Shovel Knight amiibo is reported to work with Nintendo games that Yacht Club Games produces in the future. And though this part is just speculation, it isn't hard to imagine that Yacht Club may have something in store for current Shovel Knight owners; we'll have to wait and see.
Source: Nintendo Life
What are your thoughts on the Shovel Knight amiibo? And do you think we'll still see him appear in Smash Bros.?