On Team Cherry’s official blog, they have announced that Hollow Knight’s development on the Nintendo Switch will be kicking into high gear, with the game already in the final phases of testing and optimisation. Hollow Knight released earlier in February of this year on Steam, to rave reviews with a Metacritic score of 86%. The game’s design is done in a ’metroidvania’ manner, letting players explore an ancient, labyrinthine underground kingdom. The sprawling underground caverns lie hidden away under the town of Dirthmouth, a nearly deserted town where all the residents have fled underground.
As the titular and enigmatic Hollow Knight, who has arrived at the town under mysterious circumstances, must venture deep underground to the Hallownest in order to restore the town to its former glory. Team Cherry have also promised that Hollow Knight will include the upcoming Hidden Dreams DLC with the base game once it hits the E-shop on the Nintendo Switch. The new downloadable content adds the following to the already expansive world of Hollow Knight as stated on the official website:
- 2 New Bosses – Leap into battle with the mightiest of foes! These epic duels will test even the most skilled of players. Each fight grants rewards to the victor, though note: Engaging with these imposing bosses is entirely optional! Who are these enigmatic, impossible-to-discern figures? We’re not telling! It’s up to you to find out this July!
- 2 New Music Tracks – Epic battles need epic music and Chris’s been preparing just that, with new stirring boss themes for each encounter! He’s gone all out on these ones!
- New Upgrade: Dream Gate – Discover a whole new method of traversing Hallownest! Slice through the Veil and travel in an instant from one corner of the kingdom to another.
- A New Stag Station Uncovered – Hallownest’s stags once travelled the breadth of the kingdom but with the departure of the King, one special station was walled away, hidden from bugs and forgotten by stags, until now!
Hollow Knight will also be coming to the PlayStation 4 in addition to the Nintendo Switch release, currently Team Cherry has not issued anything in regards to a release date for either console iteration.