Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight amiibo could have arrived before Christmas, but they wanted to make sure you got one instead.

“[P]roduction 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 explained. “We’ve received hundreds of emails bemoaning the difficulty in finding some of your favorite Amiibo, racing for a preorder 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.

 The amiibo will arrive on store shelves on Jan. 8th in North America for $12.99, while it releases in Europe on Dec. 11 for 14.99 EUR. Yacht Club Games confirms that Shovel Knight is not being printed in a limited run, adding “please don’t feel pressured into importing or buying from scalpers.”

The amiibo functions with both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game. Touching the amiibo to the Wii U gamepad brings a co-op mode, allowing two players to play the game together, as well as a new challenge mode that features five new challenges for solo, as well as co-op play.

Finally, players will be able to customize their knight in the game with treasure collected throughout these modes.

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