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Random: Someone At Walmart Took Shovel Knight's Name A Little Too Literally

Someone At Walmart Took Shovel Knight's Name A Little Too Literally

Popular amiibo found its way into the "gardening & tools" section

Shovel Knight, as we know, dispenses his own brand of justice not with a blade but a mighty digging tool. While the accompanying amiibo is intended for use in-game, the fact that it has "Shovel" in its name has clearly befuddled someone at Walmart, as the toy has been listed in the...

News: Yes, You Can Scan The Shovel Knight amiibo While It's Still In Its Box

Yes, You Can Scan The Shovel Knight amiibo While It's Still In Its Box

"We got a lot of feedback from fans before release"

Collecting amiibo is a full-time obsession for some Nintendo fans, and there will be a great many out there who are kept up at night by the eternal question - should you open the packaging and reduce the value of the figure in order to use it in the manner Nintendo intended? The reason collectors...

Video: Here's What Shovel Knight's New amiibo-Based Co-Op Mode Looks Like

Here's What Shovel Knight's New amiibo-Based Co-Op Mode Looks Like

Better together

Those lovely Shovel Knight amiibo are finally finding their way into the hands of gamers the world over, and that means we can show you what the co-op multiplayer mode (unlocked by the aforementioned lump of plastic) looks like in the main game. As you can see in the video below, the gameplay is changed quite dramatically when two...

Feature: A Year in Development - Yacht Club Games on the Shovel Knight amiibo, a 'Real World' Year and Future Plans

A Year in Development - Yacht Club Games on the Shovel Knight amiibo, a 'Real World' Year and Future Plans

"It's crazy to think it all just started with a little Kickstarter"

Shovel Knight was one of the biggest success stories of 2014, yet it remained a significant part of the download scene in 2015. In the fifth article of this 2015 'Year in Development' series we chat again to Ian Flood and David D'Angelo of Yacht Club Games, talking in detail about...

Feature: A Year in Development - Yacht Club Games Reflects on the First Half of 2015

A Year in Development - Yacht Club Games Reflects on the First Half of 2015

"Not for a moment were we just resting"

Shovel Knight was one of the biggest success stories of 2014, yet it remained a significant part of the download scene in 2015. In the fourth article of this 2015 'Year in Development' series we chat to Ian Flood and David D'Angelo of Yacht Club Games, talking in detail about the studio's year. In this first...

News: Shovel Knight amiibo Delays Continue in the UK, With Amazon Listing it for 8th January

Shovel Knight amiibo Delays Continue in the UK, With Amazon Listing it for 8th January

Can't dig his way out of customs

For UK-based Shovel Knight fans there's a bit of sad news: various customers - including your humble writer - have had emails from the Official Nintendo UK Store advising that their amiibo figures have, once again, been delayed. Originally due earlier in the month, it seems as if the figures may now slip into early...

News: The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

The New Shovel Knight Update Just Went Out on Wii U in Europe, 3DS Update Slightly Delayed

Paving the way for the amiibo

As many of you are aware, the Shovel Knight amiibo launches in Europe in about a week and in North America on 8th January. It'll bring a whole new wealth of features, such as a customizable knight, challenge stages, and co-op in the Wii U version. Yacht Club Games prepared an update to preempt the amiibo launch in...

News: GAME and Official Nintendo Store Delay Shovel Knight amiibo Pre-Orders in the UK

GAME and Official Nintendo Store Delay Shovel Knight amiibo Pre-Orders in the UK

Delays everywhere, no longer just GAME

Update: The official Nintendo UK Store is now joining in with delaying Shovel Knight amiibo pre-orders, despite the subsidiary tweeting on 7th December that the figure was coming this Friday (11th December). We've amended the headline of this article accordingly. Below is an excerpt from the email being sent...

News: Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Arrives in Europe on 11th December, North America on 8th January

When Yacht Club Games lifted the lid on the Shovel Knight amiibo, it certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Third party amiibo were an inevitability, but few individuals likely expected the first one to be Shovel Knight, of all characters. The release date of the figure has been up in...

Video: Mega Yarn Yoshi, Shovel Knight And More amiibo Madness At EGX 2015

Mega Yarn Yoshi, Shovel Knight And More amiibo Madness At EGX 2015

Is your wallet ready?

You like amiibo, right? Of course you do! Everyone does. And with that in mind, you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that Nintendo Life video expert Alex Olney teamed up with our friends at Family Gamer TV at EGX 2015 to get an up-close tour of all the lovely new amiibo on show at the expo. On the Nintendo booth we got to have a...

News: Excellent Shovel Knight Sales Prove That Indie Games Sell Well On Nintendo, Says Capy's Nathan Vella

Excellent Shovel Knight Sales Prove That Indie Games Sell Well On Nintendo, Says Capy's Nathan Vella

30 percent sold on 3DS, 20 percent on Wii U

Yacht Club Games may have removed Shovel Knight's Nintendo exclusivity in recent months, but the game has still performed best on Nintendo consoles. According to Nathan Vella, president and cofounder of Capy Games, 30 percent of sales have been on the 3DS, with 20 percent of total sales on Wii U. 14...

Guide: How to Unlock Plague Knight in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows the Easy Way

How to Unlock Plague Knight in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows the Easy Way

Cheatin' ain't cheatin'

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows allows you to finally play as fan-favourite Plague Knight with his own hugely unique mechanics, but in order to unlock this character you're forced to play through the entire game as Shovel Knight. Many players will have already achieved this but many may have not; luckily there's another way...

Hands On: Digging Deeper With Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Digging Deeper With Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

An explosive addition

The new Shovel Knight expansion has finally dropped, and while it may not be an entirely new game in the Shovel Knight franchise it still brings enough new content and ideas that it warrants a sort-of-review. Remember, this expansion is entirely free with the game, we're just going to share our thoughts on it and how it...

News: The Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Original Soundtrack is Now Available for Download

The Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Original Soundtrack is Now Available for Download

Name your price for this magnificent sonic concoction

As many of you are aware, the much anticipated Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows expansion is now available as a free update. Following the adventures of Plague Knight, a member of the Order of No Quarter, it's a refreshing remix on the original campaign that does an excellent job of expanding the...

First Impressions: Digging into Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Digging into Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Fiendishly good

When Shovel Knight was Kickstarted in March 2013 and subsequently met its funding goal, Yacht Club Games announced additional content to follow its release if stretch goals were met. The developer is now delivering on its promise with the release of a new downloadable campaign titled Plague of Shadows. We recently had the...

News: Plague of Shadows Catching on All Systems Next Week

Plague of Shadows Catching on All Systems Next Week

It's gonna be sick

Shovel Knight fans who have been waiting to launch an alchemical assault on the land will not have to stretch their patience much further, as Yacht Club Games has announced a 17 September release date for its free Plague of Shadows campaign. According to an announcement on the developer's website, the update will arrive for all...

News: Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Handled Entirely By Yacht Club Games

Production Of Shovel Knight amiibo Is Being Handled Entirely By Yacht Club Games

"We're basically licensing the amiibo technology from Nintendo"

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...