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Hollow Knight
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Nov 20, 2014 @ 7:54am
Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:42pm
Recent Announcements View All (7)
New Trailer and Website!
New Blog Post! Take a tour of the Green Path!
Release date: Q1 2016
Hollow Knight is a challenging, beautiful action adventure game set in the vast, inter-connected underground kingdom of Hallownest. A 2D action game with an emphasis on skill and exploration, Hollow Knight has you fighting a fearsome host of deadly creatures, avoiding intricate traps and solving ancient mysteries as you make your own way through fungal wastes, forests of bone, and ruined underground cities.

The atmosphere is eerie and sometimes unnerving, but there is a good-hearted core of humour and levity in there too, especially when conversing with all of the weird and wonderful NPCs you’ll find along the way. Hollow Knight has beautiful traditional art, fluid and responsive action, challenging but fair gameplay, and an incredible, bizarre insect world begging to be explored and conquered. Step into the depths of Hallownest and experience Hollow Knight for yourself!


  • A beautiful, eerie world of insects and heroes.
  • Traditional 2D animation brings creatures and characters to life.
  • Challenging gameplay that can be difficult but always fair.
  • Fluid and responsive action allows you to flow through combat like water.
  • A collection of challenging “feats” the most skilled players can strive for.
  • Find powerful new abilities and spells on your adventure to grow stronger and open new paths.
  • Speak with a weird, intriguing cast of characters.
  • Explore a vast, connected underground world.
  • Scour the world for hidden secrets – powerful artifacts, piles of riches, and surprising encounters.
  • Go Dream Diving! Venture into the minds of friends and enemies and discover the strange worlds that await within.
  • Head to town to seek advice, purchase new items, and chat with quirky townsfolk.
  • Hidden areas full of the toughest challenges and battles, for expert players.
  • Ancient mysteries hidden about the world waiting to be solved by the most observant investigators.
  • A collection of challenging “feats” the most skilled players can strive for.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
May 9 @ 12:37am
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Dec 20, 2014 @ 9:05am
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Slayer [Morchok] May 12 @ 12:36am 
Im very anxious! Waiting for it!
OBIPPO May 1 @ 2:23pm 
Any news on this?
LATEXXJUGGERNUT Apr 8 @ 10:58pm 
Art is so well done, flows smoothly with game mechanics.
Lokoo Mar 29 @ 7:18am 
"Q1 2016" is a Jan-Mar?
Hobbitschlumpf Mar 28 @ 11:16am 
Celith Mar 24 @ 11:49pm 
Any update on this game? Seems to be slient for months...
Kaizen Jan 4 @ 6:47pm 
You saw me coming didn't you. This looks really nice, look forward to it!
LiquidSquid Dec 28, 2015 @ 2:43pm 
OrlolvareZ Dec 25, 2015 @ 8:35am 
Everything looks beatiful in this game. The music and the art are just on point :D. I'm so excited to play it, I wonder when does it release (In 2016, but when exactly). Keep working on it, I'll be one of your first customers for sure (If the game is not too expensive). Just a suggestion: one you release it, you can but a demo with it, so people can test the controlling of the character, can check out if it runs well, etc.
Searro Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:55pm 
Game looks great, grats.