2014's indie champion, Shovel Knight, is getting his very own amiibo and it's going to be a game changer for the platformer you already dig.
Though many indies have tried to capture that 8-bit graphic nostalgia vibe, none have succeeded quite like Shovel Knight. A classic 2-D side-scroller at its core, Shovel Knight features a vast array of weapons and upgrades, challenging and exciting boss battles and an emotionally engaging story supporting the adventure.
You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, an adventurer whose travelling companion, Shield Knight was possessed by a cursed amulet in the Tower of Fate. Constantly haunted by recurring dreams of Shield Knight's demise, our heartbroken champion hangs up his shovel and secludes himself from the rest of the world. During this time, the Enchantress and her entourage (The Order of No Quarter) break the Tower of Fate's seal, releasing an army of evil into the world. Shovel Knight returns to the fray in hopes of saving his beloved Shield Knight and sealing the Tower once and for all.
Shovel Knight uses his shovel to fight, dig and pogo across the land, eventually facing off against a formidable knight in each region.
- Multiplayer, finally!
Though we all enjoyed our time alone as Shovel Knight, one glaring omission from the original game was a multiplayer mode. Shovel Knight's side-scrolling, loot-heavy adventure is the perfect fit for a pair of competitive gamers. Well, that's exactly what we're getting with amiibo compatibility. Players can scan their amiibo into a friend's game to tackle SK's quest together.
- Customise your knight
Players will be able to customise their own knight by outfitting it with new relic, powers, abilities and unique cosmetic options. Your amiibo will store stats, experience and customisations that you can use across both the 3DS and Wii U versions.
- New challenge stages
Your Shovel Knight amiibo will give you access to never-seen-before challenge stages that utilise the relics and abilities that are unlocked with the amiibo.
Shovel Knight for 3DS from ozgameshop.com
Take Shovel Knight on the road with Shovel Knight for 3DS. Join Shovel Knight on his quest to bury The Enchantress and her Order of No Quarter for good. There's 8-bit action, unlockable armour and abilities and epic boss battles.View details
Shovel Knight for Wii U from ozgameshop.com
Play Shovel Knight at home with Shovel Knight for Nintendo Wii U. Join Shovel Knight on his quest to bury The Enchantress and her Order of No Quarter for good. There's 8-bit action, unlockable armour and abilities and epic boss battles.View details
What games are compatible with the Shovel Knight amiibo?
Currently, Shovel Knight is the only game compatible with its respective amiibo. Though, Nintendo has confirmed it will be compatible with more Nintendo titles. We'll keep the list below updated when further compatible titles are announced.
|Full List of Amiibo Figurines||Compatible?||Where to buy|
|Shovel Knight||Shop now|
|Bowser (Super Mario)||Shop now|
|Dr. Mario||Shop now|
|K.K. (aka K.K. Slider)||n/a|
|Luigi (Smash Bros.)||Shop now|
|Luigi (Super Mario)||Shop now|
|Mario (Smash Bros.)||n/a|
|Mario (Super Mario)||Shop now|
|Peach (Super Mario)||Shop now|
|Tom Nook||Shop now|
|Yoshi (Super Mario)||Shop now|
|Bowser Jr.||Shop now|
|Captain Falcon||Shop now|
|Classic 8-bit Mario||Shop now|
|Dark Hammer Slam Bowser||n/a|
|Dark Pit||Shop now|
|Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong||n/a|
|Inkling Girl||Shop now|
|Inkling Squid||Shop now|
|Little Mac||Shop now|
|Modern 8-bit Mario||Shop now|
|Mega Man||Shop now|
|Rosalina and Luma||Shop now|
|Silver Mario (Super Mario)||Shop now|
|Toon Link||Shop now|
|Blue Yarn Yoshi||Shop now|
|Diddy Kong||Shop now|
|Zero Suit Samus||n/a|
|Bowser (Smash Bros.)||Shop now|
|Green Yarn Yoshi||Shop now|
|Hammer Slam Bowser||n/a|
|Peach (Smash Bros.)||n/a|
|Pikmin & Olimar||n/a|
|Pink Yarn Yoshi||Shop now|
|Turbo Charge Donkey Kong||n/a|
|Yoshi (Smash Bros.)||n/a|
|Gold Mario (Super Mario)||n/a|
|King Dedede||Shop now|
|Meta Knight||Shop now|
|Mr. Game & Watch||Shop now|
|Wii Fit Trainer||n/a|
|Gold Mega Man||n/a|
|Mega Yarn Yoshi||Shop now|
|Timmy & Tom Nook||Shop now|
|Wolf Link||Shop now|