Yacht Club Games has confirmed today that the long-awaited Shovel Knight amiibo will be heading to the United States on January 8th. For those of you in Europe you will be able to purchase the amiibo on December 11th. The reason behind the delay in the United States is that Yacht Club Games wanted to be able to fulfil the demand. They could have released the amiibo before Christmas but they would have had stock issues. Anyway, you will be able to get your hands on him on January 8th!
The amiibo unlocks additional modes, customization options, and bonuses in both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of Shovel Knight. In both games, you can level him up to 50, change his appearance, get new relics for additional abilities, and go through more Challenge stages. The Nintendo Wii U version also adds cooperative multiplayer to the formerly single player campaign and coop Challenge stages.