You might remember Hollow Knight – a gorgeous 2D action adventure that was backed on Kickstarter almost a year ago. Well, there’s both good and (somewhat) bad news.
Starting off on the positive side of things, a new trailer for the game was released. As mentioned by Team Cherry in a recent post-PAX Kickstarter update, it features the most up-to-date version of Hollow Knight’s build in addition to showing off a bunch of new enemies and environments.
I’d really recommend you check it out for yourself, although at the risk of making my next point even harder to swallow – the fact that the developers decided to push the game’s release into 2016. Of course, Team Cherry states that “there is significant testing and polish to be done”, with their ultimate goal being to deliver a product that isn’t rushed.
But hey, I’d take that over meeting a pre-set deadline any day. I would also be lying if I said I wasn’t overly excited for Hollow Knight after witnessing its current state.
For those of you not familiar with the game, we are looking at a metroidvania-styled platformer set in an interconnected underground kingdom called Hallownest. It focuses mainly on a wide plethora of creatures to fight, with over 70 types of enemies awaiting clueless players to stumble upon them next year. Oh, and that’s not including bosses.
Besides that though, there’s just something fascinating about Hollow Knight’s world. Maybe it’s due to the unique mixture of eeriness and magical mystery, or the fact that the main character looks so adorable. Here’s hoping the gameplay turns out to be as good as the visuals.
In the meantime though, you can head over to Hollow Knight’s brand new website. The game is aimed to release for PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U.