Liam (Tamaki) has recently revealed to the world that Shovel Knight is potentially coming to Super Smash Brothers as a form of character DLC.
After discussing the rumor with Liam (Tamaki) and Neo Zero (an admin on SmashBoards), the three of us believe there is considerable weight to this rumor. While we cannot go into specific information that has been shared; Liam (Tamaki) does have multiple sources– involved in both retail and the video games industry that back this rumor. The main source behind this is an individual that has been proven as a legitimate source of information. The source is also confident that Shovel Knight is a full playable character, and not a costume or some other form of DLC.
The information about Shovel Knight potentially getting an amiibo was posted by Nintendo Life as they found out that information in their own research.
As of right now, there is no additional information to be shared. We do not know any other characters that are part of DLC. Until it’s fully revealed, or until we find additional information, it’s best to treat this as a RUMOR. There is some reason to believe it, but for now it’s a RUMOR. Please understand, we won’t be able to answer any additional questions at this time. Check Tamaki’s Twitter for additional news.
PushDustIn is now 80% positive this is the real deal. You can follow him on Twitter.
This basically confirms that Nintendo is publishing Shovel Knight in Japan. As only Nintendo characters are made into amiibo.
It doesn’t say anything about Smash Bros., but this may be a mockup. We will have to see what the final image looks like.
8/29 EDIT: Okay, so that was the final version. While the original rumor had nothing to do with the Shovel Knight amiibo, by confidence in the rumor has dropped. I’d say I’m 60%-70% confident in it now.