Yacht Club Games has locked in a release date for their Shovel Knight amiibo, which sees their stout figure arrive in Europe ahead of North America.
That is largely attributed to “production difficulties,” with the extra month’s wait for North America allowing for more stock to be generated to help keen consumers secure their own amiibo without frustration.
“You may be wondering why the Shovel Knight amiibo is coming out so much earlier in Europe! 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,” Yacht Club Games explained in relation to the decision.
“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!
“On that note, if you’re interested in picking up the Shovel Knight amiibo, then we’d like to implore you to wait for it to release in your territory. There will be plenty and it will not be a limited run, so please don’t feel pressured into importing or buying from scalpers. Don’t spend more than the retail price! Also, keep in mind the new Shovel Knight amiibo features will not function on your game system in your territory until the listed release date. Thank you everyone for your patience!”
The Shovel Knight amiibo will release in Europe (£10.99 / €14.99) on December 11th, and across North America ($12.99) on January 8th.