The Shovel Knight amiibo from Yacht Club Games is interesting for several reasons,, the main one of course being that this is the first time an indie game character will be immortalized in amiibo form. While no concrete release date has been given for the Shovel Knight amiibo, Target has put up a listing for the figure with a pretty specific release date.
Shovel Knight amiibo confirmed for January 8th 2016 release via Target? Placeholder? pic.twitter.com/8nzKxbv7wl
— RCMADIAX (@rcmadiax) September 27, 2015
While this could be a placeholder, usually a placeholder will not be a specific day, and usually are represented with Dec 31st release dates. Take it as a rumor, but it the Shovel Knight amiibo could be launching on January 8th!