Physical release of the game also discussed.
One of the best games of last year was Hollow Knight, the glorious Metroidvaia adventure that came out of nowhere and won the hearts of just about everyone who played it. The game, sadly, managed to go under the radar when it launched as a PC exclusive in a year full of major releases- but it is going to get a second chance to shine with the upcoming Switch release.
The Switch version of the game was announced a while ago, but we haven’t actually seen or heard much from it recently. That’s because, in an interview with Nintendo Life, Team Cherry’s William Pellen and Ari Gibson noted that they were trying to get the Switch version of the game to be the definitive one, and trying to ensure that it meets their internal standards of quality and polish.
With that said? It sounds like the game is very close to release now. “Soon… All we can say it that it’s very soon… And we know that we have made people wait but we do think the quality of the product is worth it,” they said. “The time that we’ve put into it has made the Switch version the perfect version of Hollow Knight and it really was worth the time we have taken. Nintendo has a philosophy and we’ve spoken to them a lot. The one thing is that there’s never been any pressure regarding dates, there’s been nothing but support.
“We are really happy with the fact that the excitement hasn’t died down in that gap between PC and Switch. We are at the finish line but can’t say anything conclusive regarding timing, so until things are rock solid, we have to wait but we know exactly what’s going to happen.”
They also noted that a physical release of the game is something they will look into, and that the game will look great on the Switch’s screen in handheld mode as well. Make sure to check out the full chat for yourself. Hollow Knight is out now on PC, and coming soon to Nintendo Switch.