Yesterday at PAX West’s “Nindies@Night” presentation, Yacht Club Games announced that it will release new Amiibo figures to celebrate the release of its final DLC for Shovel Knight. Containing the characters King Knight, Plague Knight, and Specter Knight, the Amiibo figures will be released some time after Shovel Knight: King of Cards next year.
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.
If you’re ready for more Shovel Knight action, we hear ya: Check out Kyle’s review of Specter of Torment here, and ready thy shovel at that sleek new trailer above. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.
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