Three New Shovel Knight amiibo Announced at Nindies@Night

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    Three new Shovel Knight amiibo revealed:


    Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the last campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga and is sure to become the crown jewel of the series. Players shoulder bash, spin jump and swing their scepter as King Knight to greedily conquer bite-sized levels over four new worlds. In between stages, players demonstrate their strategic genius by competing against other knights in a new card game. By tapping three new amiibo figures* based on King Knight, Plague Knight and Specter Knight while playing Shovel Knight, players can unlock exclusive armor sets, new challenge stages and the ability to summon fairy companions to accompany players on quests. Shovel Knight: King of Cards launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2018. The launch date for the new amiibo will be announced in the future.

     
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  1. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

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    ROFL! Did not expect Arin Hanson in a Nintendo spot, but it makes sense that he would be for Shovel Knight. I want Plague Knight and Specter Knight amiibos. Also give us Azure Striker GV amiibos.
     
  2. DarkenedMatter

    DarkenedMatter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Those are pretty cool. Wish Nintendo did set releases more often.
     
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Hope a new shovel knight 2 is coming for these amiibos, really not sure how i feel about buying amiibos with very limited use between games. Sure my shovel knight works in Azure striker gunvolt on 3ds and nintendo switch but all it does in breath of the wild is give me random items i don't need. :(
     
  4. Viri

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    Shantae amiibo never?
     
  5. blujay

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    can we appreciate how much this commercial turned me on
     
  6. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

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    Made me as hard as an Amiibo.
     
  7. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Yay, more dlc locked content!
     
  8. Ev1l0rd

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    Judging by looks of the amiibo only, I like Plague the most. King Knight looks alright as well, but his colors are too bright imo. Specter looks a bit too plasticy for me.
     
  9. leafeon34

    leafeon34 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    A very expensive form of on-disk DLC. Wait, what? Umm... in-game DLC?

    How does this content get unlocked on non-Nintendo systems?
     
  10. Xzi

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    It usually doesn't, it's exclusive to Amiibo. That said, the content is typically minor/cosmetic, and thus isn't a necessity for anyone.
     
  11. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Remember when multiplayer was locked behind an amiibo for Shovel Knight? That isn't cosmetic at all. It's locked content.
     
  12. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

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    I did say "typically."

    Amiibo are obviously Nintendo marketing, but at least you get a cool figurine to sit on your shelf instead of, "drink another verification can of DEWRITOS to unlock the next level!"
     
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  13. Localhorst86

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    When I saw it on the game grumps channel I laughed, then I realized this is the OFFICIAL release trailer. At that point, I lost it.
     
  14. Reyn_the_Insane

    Reyn_the_Insane Mega Man Fanatic

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    OVAH DEAH!
    Why am I more hyped for plastic figurines than Super Mario Odyssey?
     
  15. yardie

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    i dont see the hype about buying toys