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Hands on: Shovel Knight amiibo and game update details

The first independent amiibo launched this week into stores, yes Shovel Knight is finally here and along with the amiibo a patch for the game to use it and tweak up a few things as well.

Yacht Club Games have created a great amiibo here and it really stands out from the pack with its purple base. So what does the amiibo do in the game itself? Firstly it works on both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game, it enables co-op mode, Custom Knight and more Challenge Mode challenges. The only downside? You won’t be able to earn feats (the in game achievement system) during the game as it makes it so easy to get them with the boosted stats.

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There’s a whole bunch of other fixes and updates in the game as well;

Fixes

  • New: Added options to swap confirm/back buttons. Options -> Controls -> Confirm/Back
  • Adjustment: Swapped the design of two rooms within the Plains of Passage while playing as Plague Knight.
  • Adjustment: Important: Game-Changer: Megaton: Can now stand on the roof of all houses in the Village.
  • Fix: The Iron Man 2014 Cheat is back in service! Just enter IM&SGC14 on the profile screen to compete for the highest score in The Lost City. Plague Knight can now take on this challenge with the help of his Treasure Trappings!
  • Fix: Uncollected Cipher Coins revaled from dirt blocks not re-appearing if moving to a different screen before collecting.
  • Fix: Reize will drop song scroll center screen if he ends up too far to the screen edge.
  • Fix: Plague Knight’s money bags being caught off screen if he fell down the right-most pit during Propeller Knight’s battle
  • Fix: Mr. Hat sometimes appearing off his mark during Plague Knight’s post-credits.
  • Fix: Smoke bomb and Treasure Knight chest capture bug.
  • Fix: Stuck dancing at The Potionarium when using certain Cheats in Plague Knight’s campaign.
  • Fix: Minor text improvements across all languages.

Nintendo Wii U

  • New! Introducing the Shovel Knight amiibo! Scan the Shovel Knight amiibo to activate co-op, Custom Knight, and new Challenge Mode Challenges. For instructions, check out the manual.
  • New: Added option to turn off amiibo Functionality. Options -> Game -> amiibo Functionality

Nintendo 3DS

  • New! Introducing the Shovel Knight amiibo! Scan the Shovel Knight amiibo to activate Custom Knight, and new Challenge Mode Challenges. For instructions, check out the manual.
  • New: Added option to turn off amiibo Functionality. Options -> Game -> amiibo Functionality
  • New: ZL and ZR buttons can now be bound when playing on a New Nintendo 3DS.

The Shovel Knight update with enables this functionality and the amiibo is out now on the Wii U and should be out on the 3DS soon, it apparently hit a snag just before release.

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