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Do you dig the new Shovel Knight amiibo?

Another day, another amiibo.

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Another day, another amiibo.

It’s easy to be cynical about Nintendo’s ever growing list of amiibo figures.

The Super Smash Bros release roster was impressive enough, but in less than a year Nintendo have also added Super Mario variants, Splatoon characters, Yarn Yoshis, gold/silver Marios, the recently announced Mega Yarn Yoshi and the forthcoming Super Mario Maker figure.

It’s enough to make a man-child weep.

Not only is it ever-so slightly embarrassing to admit you like amiibos, the rigmarole you have to endure to actually buy them is pretty humiliating too.

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We really should just walk away. But Nintendo knows us too well…

Introducing the Shovel Knight amiibo.

Yacht Club’s jumping, pummelling hero is soon to be made into yet another super-cute figure model doll.

As the announcement video reveals, the Shovel Knight amiibo will be compatible with both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, and other forthcoming titles from Yacht Club.

On both 3DS and Wii U the amiibo will unlock challenge stages and customisable gear. However the best feature is a Wii U exclusive – a two-player co-op mode.

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Although this looks like wonderful and extremely welcome addition to the game, it’s a little disappointing to see it effectively paywalled behind an item that will no doubt be hard to find.

The Shovel Knight amiibo will allegedly make it to stores n 27th November 2015.

Full list of Shovel Knight amiibo features

Cooperative Multiplayer (exclusive to Wii U)

  • Join a friend’s Shovel Knight campaign and shovel together
  • Use new cooperative moves

Customisation

  • Level up by defeating enemies and finding treasure
  • Earn all-new relics, abilities, and powers
  • Customize the look of your Shovel Knight
  • Use your custom amiibo seamlessly between 3DS and Wii U!

Exclusive Challenge Stages!

  • Battle your way through amiibo exclusive challenge stages that take advantage of the new amiibo relics and abilities

Check out Amazon to see which amiibos – if any – are currently in stock.

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