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Nindies@Night Shows Off Shovel Knight amiibo

"First licensed amiibo figure"

Last night, Nintendo hosted an indie event at the EMP Museum as a pre-PAX Prime called Nindies@Night, and it showed off a bunch of indie titles coming to Wii U and 3DS. At the event, Nintendo and the indie devs showed off the F-Zero-like racer Fast Racing Neo, announced the Wii U version of Kerbal Space Program (shown below, which Nintendo believes is the definitive version), celebrated the launch of Runbow on the eShop and revealed the Wii U-exclusive and amiibo-supported Hive Jump. There were nineteen games in total, but one of the bigger announcements came from a game that came out last year: Shovel Knight.


Shovel Knight came out on Wii U, 3DS and PC last year with Xbox One and PS4 ports afterwards. The later ports had added content, to which Nintendo fans asked “Where’s our stuff?” Now that the free Plague Knight expansion is on the way out, it seems the Nintendo versions are getting the good end of the stick.

Nintendo announced that Yacht Club Games would be releasing their own Shovel Knight amiibo figure that’ll add unique features fro the Wii U and 3DS versions. The figure will not be developed by Nintendo and will be made in a different factory, so supply could be better or worse than the current amiibo line.


On the Wii U version of Shovel Knight, the amiibo figure will add a co-op mode so that two knights can play at once. Both the Wii U and 3DS games will have the ability to customize Shovel Knight and unlock special amiibo challenge stages, much like Splatoon.

Shovel Knight is available now for $14.99, but a retail version will release this October for $24.99. The price recently increased from $19.99 due to Yacht Club wanting to add a soundtrack CD to the package. The Plague Knight DLC will release this September, and the amiibo has no release date.

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