Those interested in purchasing the Shovel Knight amiibo will be happy to know the figurine’s release is right around the corner.

According to Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight’s amiibo is set to hit store shelves on December 11 in Europe, and January 8, 2016 in the U.S for $13 USD.

When discussing the reason why Shovel Knight’s amiibo figurine will not be shipping in both territories coincidentally, the video game studio provided the following statement, “ It was an agonizing decision, as production difficulties forced us to choose between rushing to ship a tiny, insufficient number of amiibo units before Christmas, or ship a good healthy supply of stock to North America just after Christmas. We’ve received hundreds of emails bemoaning the difficulty in finding some of your favorite amiibo, racing for a pre-order window, issues with scalpers, having trouble unlocking the new features you want to play; so, we made the decision to launch the amiibo in January so there would be enough units available. Hopefully, this later date will make buying a Shovel Knight amiibo easy and fair for everyone. So just be sure to save up that Christmas money for the new year!”

Amiibo enthusiast who purchase the Shovel Knight amiibo will be granted special features which include the following:

  • Level up to a max level of 50 by finding treasure!
  • Earn relics in an all new way while uncovering all-new relics, abilities, and powers you never thought possible!
  • Customize the look of your Shovel Knight with cool and crazy cosmetic options!
  • Use your Custom Knight seamlessly between Nintendo 3DS and Wii U!
  • Join a friend’s Shovel Knight campaign and shovel together!
  • Use your cooperative skills to help each other out along the way!
  • Compete against each other collecting gold and defeating enemies to prove who is the true hero of Shovelry!
  • Play with any combination: two Custom Knights, one Custom Knight/one Classic Knight, or 2 Classic Knights.

So, what are your thoughts on the release date for the Shovel Knight amiibo? Do you plan to purchase this figurine and add it to your collection? Feel free to let us know your thoughts on the Shovel Knight amiibo in the comment section below.

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