Intended or otherwise, ahead of its expected reveal, UK retailer GAME, via Twitter, confirmed today that Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight, the titular protagonist to the 2014 indie hit of the same name, is to get his own Amiibo. The Nintendo-made figurine is shown below along with a release date of 27th November. The official Shovel Knight Amiibo is advertised as being able to unlock exclusive content on the Nintendo platform versions of the game, both on 3DS and Wii U. The original tweet which confirmed this has been subsequently deleted, however screen-grabs still remain.
So far however there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not this indicates Shovel Knight is to be a DLC newcomer to Super Smash Bros. Shovel Knight has often been mentioned as a fan favourite by those who’ve voted in Nintendo’s official Smash Poll which asks fans to nominate which character they would like to see as downloadable content.