Nintendo gave us quite a few announcements concerning Shovel Knight at PAX West, but despite how excited I am for Shovel Knight: King of Cards, it was the amiibo themselves that got me. Because Specter Knight. You can slap Specter Knight on anything, and I will be there with bells on. And to give us Specter Knight and Plague Knight in the same package? Way to spoil us, Nintendo.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the last campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga and is sure to become the crown jewel of the series. Players shoulder bash, spin jump, and swing their scepter as King Knight to greedily conquer bite-sized levels over four new worlds. In between stages, players demonstrate their strategic genius by competing against other knights in a new card game.
By tapping three new amiibo figures based on King Knight, Plague Knight and Specter Knight while playing Shovel Knight, players can unlock exclusive armor sets, new challenge stages and the ability to summon fairy companions to accompany players on quests. Shovel Knight: King of Cards launches on Nintendo Switch in early 2018. The launch date for the new amiibo will be announced in the future, but I can’t imagine that being much later than the Switch launch for King of Cards.
But hey, until then, here’s some video of the amiibo, featuring my perfect gaming counterpart: Specter Knight. Oh right, and that guy from Game Grumps is in it, loving up on those amiibo. But whatever, go look at Specter Knight, who is the best knight. Honestly.