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Update: You can now check out our video showing off the Shovel Knight amiibo functionality:


Thanks to @MasterHand4444 on Twitter, we now know that the new Shovel Knight amiibo from Yacht Club Games work with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As far as functionality goes, each one will give you the respective Spirit based on its character.

You can see the amiibo getting tapped into the game in MasterHand4444’s quick video:


We’ll be checking out this functionality out for ourselves today, so make sure to check back for a full video breakdown of the amiibo in Smash Ultimate!


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Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.