A report from Nintendo Life asserts that numerous sources—including one they say has proven their reliability in the past, as well as several retail insiders—have claimed that Nintendo is planning to release Shovel Knight as the next downloadable content character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. According to the rumors, the DLC will be ready for launch within the next month or two.

One might speculate that—considering Yacht Club Games has been teasing a "MEGATON" reveal at PAX Prime, and Nintendo has booked multiple Smash Bros. kiosks for the showfloor—an announcement could be imminent. For the more cynical few wondering why anyone in the retail sector would have knowledge of Smash Bros. DLC, it's likely that this information could come from shipment plans for a Shovel Knight Amiibo.

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