After last week's revolutionary news of a third-party franchise breaking its way into the world of amiibo, some more details on the Shovel Knight figure have surfaced via Yacht Club Games.
In an interview with Destructoid at PAX Prime 2015, studio head Sean Velasco stated that Yacht Club is responsible for all development decisions regarding the amiibo, and that Nintendo is only licensing its technology and is not involved with producing the figure:
We're basically licensing the amiibo technology from Nintendo, and they've been overseeing it every step of the way, from the design, to how the amiibo functions in the game, to making sure that it was all just perfect in every way. But we're the ones that are dealing with the manufacturing and distribution, we're the ones that are talking with the toy and sculpture people. Even things like the packaging.
He also goes on to state that the figure will be manufactured in the same factory that produces figures for Disney Infinity - a direct competitor of the amiibo range.