Shovel Knight DLC and Amiibo Announced

It has been a great week for fans of Shovel Knight. This is especially true for those that own the game on Wii U or 3DS. Free DLC is just around the corner for every version of the game, and a new Shovel Knight amiibo is on the way!

While the new DLC, Plague of Shadows, doesn’t have an official release date, Yacht Club Games promises that it’s coming “very, very soon”, even going so far as to say that it was in the final stages of approval as of August 5. In Plague of Shadows, you play through the campaign as Plague Knight, using his magical projectiles and spells to fight your way to the top. A new trailer was released this week to show off this exhilarating new campaign (and if you aren’t excited for this, you are CRAZY).

In other news, rumors swirled through the internet this week that a Shovel Knight Amiibo was on the way. This rumor was later given some credit when UK retailer GAME tweeted a picture, along with a description, of the new Amiibo. It was quickly pulled, but not before people on the internet saved it and shared it across the digital landscape. As of today, August 28, Nintendo and Yacht Club Games has solidified that the Amiibo is indeed coming this November.

One of the best parts of Amiibo, aside from the awesome statue you get, is their functionality in games. Yacht Club Games has confirmed that the Shovel Knight Amiibo will work in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, along with future Yacht Club products. In the Wii U version, the Amiibo unlocks a special co-op mode, and the 3DS version unlocks a new challenge mode. Do you think this Amiibo could signify that the lord of Shovelry could make his way to Super Smash Bros? One can only hope!

Are you excited for all of the new content coming to Shovel Knight? Do you have no idea why Shovel Knight is such a big deal? Let us know in the comments down below!

James Mikolajewski
James Mikolajewski
James is a freelance writer, who also hosts the Life Of Gaming Podcast on iTunes.

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