Shovel Knight hit it big when Yacht Club Games released their 2D platformer last year. The retro, Mega-Man inspired game was so popular that the main protagonist, Shovel Knight himself, found himself on the top of everyone’s “Super Smash Bros. Ballot”. New rumors have surfaced that could very well make that a reality.
NintendoLife has reported from their sources, all of which have been kept confident, that Yacht Club has been collaborating with Nintendo to bring Shovel Knight to Smash Bros. NintendoLife reports that “We’ve been in touch with multiple sources within the video game retail sector – which we sadly can’t name as it could lead to their dismissal – who claim that Shovel Knight is indeed about to make to his Smash Bros. début, and there will be an amiibo figure to accompany this grand event.”
This rumor fire is also being given more fuel by the Shovel Knight amiibo that popped up on a Spanish retail website last week. Although using artwork from Smashified as well as Yacht Club Games denying it’s existence, it’s still fun to dream.
Although it’s still a rumor, Yacht Club has been teasing something for Nintendo fans for a while now. With the Xbox One version getting Battle Toads content and the PS4 version getting Kratos content, Yacht Club promises a suprise, stating…
We’ve heard the cries of bringing more exclusive content to Nintendo platforms. It might not be quite what you expect… but keep an eye out for another MEGATON announcement soon!
Could that “Megaton” be a Smash Bros. appearance from Shovel Knight? Or possibly just an amiibo figure? There’s no way to tell at this moment but it could happen in the near future. With PAX Prime coming up very soon, Nintendo bringing Smash Bros as well as holding a “Nindies” Event and Yacht Club teasing an announcement in a few days, this rumor could become reality very shorty.
Images sourced from NintendoLife, Nintendo News and Smashified
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