This is the BlackCarrot back with a new journal, a journal with SPECULATION only.
Why the speculation? Here's why.yachtclubgames.com/2015/08/sho…
The link is to Yacht Club Games's website, and it presents the Shovel Knight Amiibo! From the video, you learn that it unlocks Co-op mode for the Wii U version and challenge stages for both 3DS and Wii U (As far as I can tell). This was announced with (or close to) the trailer for Plague Knight DLC, for free, where you play as Plague Knight. This is pretty awesome as I am a big fan of Shovel Knight, and I can't wait to see what they come with next.
So, with that said, does the introduction of the Shovel Knight Amiibo mean that Shovel Knight is bound to be announced for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS?
My thoughts: My hopes are in the stratosphere now. Man, I hope this is true. I realize this is the same as the Inkling becoming playable in Smash Bros just because they have their own Amiibo. Shovel Knight is a popular contender in the Smash Ballot. I've voted for him myself. And in light of the Professor Layton leak being deemed as false, I just have to wait and see. (BTW, that Layton leak flew over my head. Once I heard of it, it was already disproved. Man, the Internet works fast)
If you haven't played Shovel Knight, I highly recommend it as an eShop purchase or wait for the physical copy. I won't spoil anything about the game right now. All I can tell you is that some parts are extremely hard, and you will enjoy getting frustrated at it.
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