Nintendo Co. this week said it will release the Shovel Knight amiibo for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

The Shovel Knight amiibo will unlock co-op functionality in the Wii U SKU and can be used to level up and customize Shovel Knight in both SKUs.

The retail SKU, to be sold Oct. 13, will include Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, Battle Mode, and more than 50 challenge levels.

Shovel KnightDeveloped by Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight is a classic platform adventure game in 8-bit retro style.

In the title, users must defeat The Order of No Quarter and the evil Enchantress.

The Wii U version includes Miiverse functionality and the Nintendo 3DS version features stereoscopic 3D and an exclusive Battle Arena mode using StreetPass.

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