Shovel Knight is by far one of the most popular third-party characters that have been requested by fans for inclusion in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, but could such an addition actually happen? According to mounting evidence from several sources, the answer may be 'yes.'
According to Nintendo Life, multiple anonymous sources with the video game retail sector have confirmed that Shovel Knight is indeed heading to Super Smash Bros. as a playable character and will receive an accompanying amiibo as well.
A second hint that gives this rumor weight is the fact that Yacht Club Games has teased a megaton reveal this week that is separate from the Plague of Shadows trailer that was revealed yesterday. PAX Prime is also happening this week, and Nintendo will be throwing a big, Nindie-focused, pre-PAX show on Aug. 27 where Yacht Club will be there to discuss both Plague of Shadows and "what's next for Shovel Knight."
Might this be the big Smash Bros. announcement? We'll have to wait and see, but there's certainly a possibility. Stay tuned for more on what the big announcement is when it rolls around later this week.
Source: Nintendo Life
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