Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a 2D metroidvania game developed by the indie studio Team Cherry. The game takes us to a fantasy underground world located bellow the city of Dirtmouth. The place attracts numerous adventurers, who disappear without a trace when they enter it. We play as an adventurer who decides to face the challenge and find riches, fame, and the answers he is looking for in that underground world. The game is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. Gameplay focuses on the exploration of vast locations, leveling and progressing our character, finding more and more powerful equipment, and fighting with the encountered enemies. During our exploration of the underworld, we will find not only many traps and dangers awaiting us, but also some friendly NPCs that will aid us with their knowledge or useful items.

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PC / Windows
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Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight | PC

Hollow Knight release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 February 2017 | Worldwide

24 February 2017 | Europe

24 February 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

Nintendo Switch
Game Hollow Knight (Switch) Cover
Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight | Switch

Hollow Knight release date for Switch:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Hollow Knight for Switch is a metroidvania game developed by the indie studio Team Cherry and crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Initially, the game was supposed to be released on many platforms, including Wii U, but ended up being available on PC and Nintendo Switch.

The Plot

The game takes us to a fantasy city of Dirtmouth, underneath which a precipitous labirynth is located. That labirynth is said to be the remains of an ancient kingdom. It attracts all sorts of adventurers, but as soon as they enter it, they disappear without a trace. The game’s protagonist, the titular Hollow Knight, decides to face the challenge of the labirynth and, by finding its riches, gain glory. He also wants to find answers to the questions that haunt him.

Mechanics

Gameplay in Hollow Knight for Switch is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. We will have to explore vast, connected locations, collect more and more powerful equipment, progress our character, and fight with the encountered enemies. Given the character of the game’s genre, accessing many locations requires the usage of a specific item or solving a puzzle. Most of the time we travel by foot, but from time to time we will ride an insectoid mount.

Many various enemies will stand in our way. Along with the regular opponents, we will have to fight with over thirty bosses. Defeating them will require us to learn their attack patterns and find their weaknesses. In combat, we will use melee weapons and magical powers. But enemies are not the only dangers that await us. The underground labirynth is filled with traps and chasms for which we have to look out if we do not want to end our adventures all too soon. But not everyone living below Dirtmouth is hostile towards our hero. We will meet many friendly NPCs who will be happy to share their knowledge with us or give us useful items, teach us new techniques, or upgrade our equipment.

Technical Aspects

Hollow Knight for Switch is based on the Unity technology. The game has warm, hand-drawn 2D visuals that in terms of rendition brings the classic animated movies to mind. Its evocative soundtrack was composed by Christopher Larkin.

Hollow Knight launch trailer

Hollow Knight launch trailer | 2:03

Zwiastun na premierę Hollow Knight, uroczo mrocznej platformówki typu metroidvania.