There have been plenty of rumors floating around for some time that Shovel Knight is joining the cast of Super Smash Bros., and while many rely on undisclosed sources and potential retailer mistakes, the latest website to join the gossip is none other than Nintendo’s very own.
In the Amiibo section of Nintendo’s website, the Super Smash Bros. page currently lists Shovel Knight as one of many “customizable amiibo figures for training in battle.” Every other Amiibo in the list, even those outside of the Super Smash Bros. Amiibo line, directly correspond to a playable Smash fighter. In other words, assuming this listing isn’t a mistake, you can scan your Shovel Knight Amiibo into Super Smash Bros. and customize it as a figure player just like any other.
Do note, however, that the page for the Shovel Knight Amiibo itself still says it’s compatible with only the 3DS and Wii U versions of Shovel Knight.
Nintendo has announced nothing on the subject, so we’ll have to wait to see what exactly this means, if anything. The obvious conclusion is that Shovel Knight is joining the cast of Super Smash Bros. It’s also possible it will tie the Amiibo to a Mii Swordfighter in a Shovel Knight outfit. And heck, it’s also totally possible that Nintendo just made a huge mistake. No matter the case, we’ll keep you up to date right here at Gamnesia.
UPDATE: Yacht Club Games has addressed the listing on Twitter, saying “Appreciate the enthusiasm for the idea, but I believe this listing was made in error.” Whether Shovel Knight will or will not work with Smash remains uncertain, but surely they didn’t intend to announce anything in this manner.