Gods & Glory Revealed! Christmas Wrap! Switchy-stuff!

Happy Christmas and New Year gang!

We’re gonna get right into it. It’s time for the huge reveal of Hollow Knight’s third free content pack – Hollow Knight: Gods & Glory. 

This is the big one. Take your place amongst the Gods in an epic celebration of Hallownest’s Glory and the final chapter of the Knight’s journey.

Let’s jump right into the details:

New Character and Quest – The Godseeker arrives (and your romance options expand). Track down this disturbing yet alluring being, break her chains and aid her in an ancient duty.

New Boss Fights – Hallownest’s greatest warriors raise their blades. Prepare yourself for giant new boss fights against the ultimate foes. Each new battle intertwines with the Godseeker’s quest. No specifics on how that’ll happen, but it may not be as you expect!

New Game Mode – Hollow Knight receives a third game mode. This ones been long requested and is a classic for the genre. Complete the Gods & Glory story to unlock the new mode.

New Music – Christopher Larkin is going all out for Hollow Knight’s final free pack, with new soaring boss tracks and giant remixes of some beloved classics.

Glorify Charms – Prove yourself and uncover a whole new depth to your charm collection.

Of course, other surprises will be hiding about the place, but we can’t spoil all the fun!

Gods and Glory can be accessed at any point in your Hollow Knight journey. Prepare to ascend, Early 2018, free for all players!

Early 2018 seems a little vague, right? We’ll there’s an important reason for that. Content Pack 03 is coming together right now. It’s shaping up great (and huge!), but we’ve another even more enormous release to deliver first: Hollow Knight for Nintendo Switch.

As much as we’d have loved to sneak the new content pack in, ready for Switch launch, we’d kill ourselves in the process. Expect Gods & Glory to land free for all players AFTER the initial Switch release.

Switch Update

We’re not quite at that release date announce (getting there!), but we do want to share a quick something: Switch Gameplay!

We don’t normally do the whole camera-over-the-shoulder style video, but HK feels designed for that handheld experience. We’re now hitting our frame-rate targets (Gotta go 60!), load targets and cleaning up lots of little niggling bits alongside some serious testing.

That’s a short update, for a huge release, but please expect more from us soon!

HK Remastered

(HK: Remastered is not official branding! We just thought the text looked cool for the image.)

A major part of our Nintendo Switch development has been a lot of under-the-hood work on HK, and many of those efficiency upgrades and improvements will be flowing through to Windows, Mac & Linux players. Over the next month or so, those updates will start to be made available through our Steam and GOG beta branches for testing on those platforms.

Have an older laptop (Not too old!) or dusty PC you want to try the new and improved Hollow Knight on? Then keep an eye on our twitter @teamcherrygames for updates on when to jump in!

PC Gamer – Best Platformer 2017

Phwoar! We never expected this one, and it’s a huge honour for us to receive the award. All our thanks go out to the PC Gamer crew for playing and enjoying HK as much as they did.

If you’d like to read some very kind words about Hollow Knight, direct from the PC Gamer crew themselves, jump right over:

http://www.pcgamer.com/best-platformer-2017-hollow-knight/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

Post-Christmas Fan Art Wrap

HK fan art hit big through the holiday season. This stuff is so hugely motivating (and humbling) to see. Here are just a few of our faves (All from twitter today):

 

Tea@Japan‏ is working her artistic magic yet again, this time with two amazing Christmas/New Year pieces!

 

 

@inari_09 keeps on delivering, with cool and cute takes on the HK cast.

@TimeLordJikan has been prolific with HK art, this latest featuring a trip through Greenpath and towering Moss Knight.

Sarah Morris‏ @BraveRobynArt with another super stylish Hollow Knight painting, now with Hornet! And ready for battle.

Remember, if you’re doodling any Hollow Knight images yourself (Maybe you’ve created your own buggy-character?) tweet us @teamcherrygames, so we can share your insectoid art with the world!

And done! Wowza. Gods & Glory is grand, gold and on its way. Switch is consuming our (tiny) office. We didn’t even speak of Hornet, but huge things are brewing for her and her adventure. That’s it for now, but we’ll be back soon with all the insecty news (And game releases) you can handle!

We’re out!

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