Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a game that has appealed to us since it’s initial beginning. And it finally in the first quarter of 2018 should be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Long road

The Metroidvania game Hollow Knight would first appear this year on Nintendo Switch, but should come next year, says developer Team Cherry.

Hollow Knight would appear at first “shortly after the launch of the Nintendo Switch”. The game was originally announced for Wii U, but that version was cancelled. According to the developer it has done everything possible to release the game this year, but it should now come “early 2018”.
“Last week we looked critically at the transition and we decided to take a little more time. We want to ensure that this is not just a nice transition, but a great one. “

According to the developer the delay is due to the fact that it is the first game from the studio and the code of the original game result is not perfectly optimized for ports. “We have learned a lot for our next project.”

Hollow Knight appeared early this year for PC and is funded through Kickstarter. The Nintendo Switch version also includes all the DLC released for free, including Hidden Dreams update and Grimm Troupe expansion.

But there is always light at the end of the tunnel;

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Enter Hollow Knight

Descend into darkness and brave the depths of a forgotten kingdom in Hollow Knight, an atmospheric and challenging 2D action-adventure for the Nintendo Switch. Explore the vast interconnected world of Hallownest, unravel ancient mysteries and conquer a menacing evil.

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Explore a unique underground kingdom

Buried far beneath the fading town of Dirtmouth sleeps Hallownest, a once-great civilisation now fallen to rack and ruin. Explorers and thieves are drawn below the surface in search of riches, glory and answers to old secrets, but amongst these plundered halls now roam tainted creatures and bizarre beasts, corrupted by a sweet, sickly poison that seeps through the soil.

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As the eponymous traveller Hollow Knight, journey deep down into the vast labyrinth of caves, corridors and ruined cities that make up this eerie, decaying dominion. Scattered throughout the soil lie towns and settlements home to a cast of weird and intriguing characters, while riddles and treasures guarded by vicious creatures await those who venture off the beaten path and investigate every creak and crevice.

Fight ferocious foes

If you’re looking to descend further into the darkness, then be prepared to defend yourself against hordes of corrupted creepy crawlies. Move nimbly to evade enemy attacks, dodge incoming projectiles, master wall jumps to claim the high ground, then take the offensive with your trusty sword and powerful abilities.

Defeated enemies will leave behind Geo – fossils that can be exchanged for new items and shortcuts – as well as a mystical energy that can revitalise your weary body or be channelled into powerful new abilities. Should you be bested in battle, a shadow of your former self will remain where you once stood – find it and defeat it to claim back your worldly riches.

Symphony of the knight

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The surreal world of Hollow Knight is expertly brought to life with a stunning hand-drawn art style, traditional 2D animation and a captivating original score. With incredibly detailed backgrounds and otherworldly character designs, the gloomy, dream-like environments of Hallownest positively drip with atmosphere at every turn, while a pensive, melancholic soundtrack accompanies Hollow Knight on his lonesome journey.

Burrow into a cursed underground kingdom, vanquish vicious beasts and lift the curse on a crumbling insect civilisation in Hollow Knight for Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

  • Discover the surreal insect realm of Hallownest and unravel its deepest, darkest mysteries
  • Explore a vast underground kingdom tainted by a vicious curse and infested by bizarre beasts
  • Use your blade and powerful abilities to dispatch foes and uncover secret paths
  • Marvel at the stunning, evocative hand-drawn art style and traditional 2D animation

We can not wait until the title is finally available on the Nintendo Switch. The whole art style, difficulty, soundtrack, vast system of enemies and charms. We look forwad to it all! 

It is the first real game of Team Cherry and we therefore keep our eyes open on what they will bring more in the future. Hollow Knight is certainly an instant hit in our book!

Dated game?

Maybe a bit if you look at it only based on the fact that the game has been previously available for other systems. But Nintendo is a clawing back regarding third-party support. If that means we have some games later, but on the go and playable at home and you do not hear us complaining.

Will you also purchase Hollow Knight once it becomes available for the Nintendo Switch?