Mar 16th, 2017 publishUpdated   Apr 19th, 2017, 12:11 pm

Some people are so enamored with the characters in Shovel Knight that they’ve taken to creating their own custom amiibo. The amiibo you see above is a custom Plague Knight amiibo created by @akshop08, who is well-known for her custom creations. It’s not exactly how we’d depict Plague Knight, but it definitely means there’s some interest.

In a recent interview with Gadgets 360, Shovel Knight creator Sean Velasco was asked about several things surrounding the amiibo creation process, including how it was to work with Nintendo.

“Nintendo approached us about amiibo, and we knew it was something we wanted to do. There was a very extensive pitching process, but once we got the okay, we had to do most of the legwork to make it happen. We luckily had great merchandising partners already in place that could help us with developing and manufacturing toys. Making real life toys was not in our wheelhouse compared to making digital games!”

Shovel Knight is the only official amiibo available from Yacht Club games, but Velasco says he’d love to see others in the future.

“As far as more amiibo go… man, wouldn’t it be cool to see amiibo of Plague Knight, Specter Knight, and King Knight!? That would be amazing. Maybe some day.”

While that’s certainly no confirmation that something is on the way, perhaps if Shovel Knight performs well on the Nintendo Switch it’s something we’ll see in the future.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – $24.99
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – $9.99
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