Great news for console owners as Team Cherry and Skybound Games announce that their acclaimed metroidvania Hollow Knight will get a physical and digital release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Spring 2019. The Nintendo Switch edition of the game, already available digitally via the Nintendo eShop, will also get a physical release at the same time.
Console versions of the game will release with all four updates that Team Cherry has implemented since the game's initial launch on PC in 2017. This includes the upcoming 'Gods & Glory' expansion which is set to release on August 23rd, free to all players. Skybound also released a trailer for the game's physical editions which you can check out below, if only to savor that beautiful soundtrack once again.
Team Cherry's 2D epic, Hollow Knight, released back in February 2017 and quickly gained notoriety among players and critics alike for its striking beauty, astounding depth, and steep learning curve. Picking up numerous indie game of the year awards, it was picked as one of our own Indie Games of the Year in the TechRaptor Awards 2017
The game's platforming action takes place in the fictional kingdom of Hallownest, a kingdom once populated by bugs and now overrun by a mysterious ailment. Players venture down from the sparsely populated hub village of Dirtmouth into the game's expansive map looking to uncover the mysteries of how this once great kingdom fell to ruin. Along the way, they'll gain new powers, take on ferocious bosses, and meet a delightful cast of oddball NPCs to aid them on their journey.
On their partnership with Skybound Games, who will be responsible for bringing the physical editions to console, Team Cherry had this to say;
Skybound immediately impressed us with their experience and their focus on quality and we can’t wait for them to deliver the definitive version of Hollow Knight into players’ hands.
News of the physical editions originally came from this Variety magazine article which also confirmed that another game that has been attracting attention from fans of the hardcore action platformer, Death's Gambit, will be delivering a physical edition for PS4 in "late 2018/early 2019."
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