Shovel Knight Set to be the First 3rd Party Amiibo

It was announced yesterday that the character of Shovel Knight (from the game with the same name) will join the ranks of video game characters who are made into Amiibos. While most Amiibos are of Nintendo created characters, a select handful (Sonic, Pac-man, and others) are of characters that have come from other companies. However all of those actual Amiibos were made by Nintendo. Shovel Knight will be the first instance where Nintendo will not be manufacturing the product, simply licensing it.

Yacht Club Games will both produce and sell it, making this the first third-party Amiibo. For all those Amiibo collectors out there, does this news have any effect on whether or not you will be adding Shovel Knight to your collection when it’s released?

Here’s the reveal trailer below:

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