Hollow Knight
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Hollow Knight (NSP, XCI) ROM + v1.4.3.2b Update

Hollow Knight SWITCH ROM - Embark on an epic action adventure in this game, a classic 2D game set in a vast kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore intricate caves, ancient cities, and treacherous wastelands as you battle corrupted creatures and befriend strange bugs.

App Name Hollow Knight
Genres Action, Adventure, Platformer
Developer
Category
Realese Year 2018
Image Format NSP, XCI
Region USA
Latest Version 1.4.3.2b
Language Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Required Firmware 16.0.0
File Size 3GB
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Hollow Knight Embark on an epic action adventure in this game, a classic 2D game set in a vast kingdom of insects and heroes. Explore intricate caves, ancient cities, and treacherous wastelands as you battle corrupted creatures and befriend strange bugs. Uncover the kingdom’s mysteries and forge your path. This is a 2017 Metroidvania video game developed and published by independent developer Team Cherry. The player controls the Knight, an insectoid warrior exploring Hallownest, a fallen kingdom plagued by a supernatural disease. The game is set in diverse subterranean locations, featuring friendly and hostile insectoid characters and numerous bosses. Players have the opportunity to unlock new abilities as they explore each location, along with pieces of lore and flavor text that are spread throughout the kingdom.

Hollow Knight

GAMEPLAY

Hollow Knight is a 2D side-scrolling Metroidvania. The player controls an insectoid, silent protagonist called “the Knight” who explores an underground fallen kingdom called Hallownest. The Knight can strike enemies with a sword-like weapon called a Nail, and can also learn spells that allow for long-range attacks. Defeated enemies drop currency called Geo. The Knight starts with a limited number of hit points, which are represented by masks. “Mask Shards” can be collected throughout the game to increase the player’s maximum number of masks. By striking enemies, the Knight gains a Soul, which is stored in the Soul Vessel.

If all masks are lost, the Knight dies and a Shade enemy appears where they died. The player loses all Geo and can hold a reduced amount of Soul. Players need to defeat the Shade enemy to recover the lost currency and to carry the normal amount of Soul. The game continues from the last visited bench the character sat on, which is scattered throughout the game world and acts as save points and places where the player can change their charms. Initially, the player can only use Soul to “Focus” and regenerate masks, but as the game progresses, players unlock and collect several offensive spells that consume Soul. Additional Soul Vessels, used to hold more Soul, can be acquired throughout the game.

Hollow Knight

Many areas feature more challenging enemies and bosses which the player may need to defeat to progress further. Defeating some bosses grants the player access to new abilities. Later in the game, players acquire the Dream Nail, a special sword that can access the minds of Hallownest’s creatures. Hitting most enemies with the Dream Nail gives the Knight extra Soul compared to hitting them with the regular Nail. It also enables the player to face more challenging versions of a few bosses and to break the seal to the final boss. If the player defeats the final boss of the game, they are given access to a mode called “Steel Soul”. In this mode, dying is permanent, i.e. if the Knight loses all of their masks, the save slot will be reset.

During the game, the player encounters bug-themed non-player characters (NPCs) with whom they can interact. These characters provide information about the game’s plot and lore, offer aid, and sell items or services. The player can upgrade the Knight’s Nail to deal more damage or find Soul Vessels to carry more Soul. During the game, players acquire items that provide new movement abilities including an additional mid-air jump (Monarch Wings), adhering to and jumping off walls (Mantis Claw), a quick dash (Mothwing Cloak), and a speedy super dash (Crystal Heart). The player can learn other combat abilities, known as Nail Arts, and the aforementioned spells. To further customize the Knight, players can equip various charms, which can be found or purchased from NPCs.

Hollow Knight

PLOT

At the outset of the game, the Knight arrives in Dartmouth, a quiet town that sits just above the remains of the kingdom of Hallownest and is home to Elderbug, the first NPC the Knight meets. As the Knight ventures through the ruins, they learn that Hallownest was once a flourishing kingdom that fell after becoming overrun with “The Infection”, a supernatural disease that can infect anyone who has free will. The Infection gives its subjects heightened strength but at the cost of their civility, causing madness and death. Hallownest’s ruler, The Pale King, had previously attempted to lock away the Infection in the Temple of the Black Egg. Despite the temple’s magical seals, the disease managed to escape and Hallownest fell into ruin. The Knight’s mission is to find and kill three bugs called the Dreamers, who act as the living seals on the temple door.

Once the seals have been removed, the Knight may confront the source of the Infection. This quest brings the Knight into conflict with Hornet, a warrior who tests their combat prowess in several battles. Through dialogue with non-player characters, environmental imagery, and writings scattered throughout Hallownest, the Knight learns the origins of the Infection. In ancient times, a tribe of moths that lived in Hallownest worshipped the Radiance, a primordial being who could control the minds of other bugs. When the Pale King arrived at Hallownest from afar, he used his powers to give sapience and knowledge to the creatures of the realm. The moths soon joined the other bugs of Hallownest in worshipping the Pale King, draining the power of the Radiance as she was slowly forgotten. Beneath the notice of the Pale King, some worship of the Radiance continued, allowing her to remain alive inside the Dream Realm.

Hollow Knight

THE GRIMM TROUPE EXPANSION

In the second expansion to Hollow Knight, a “Nightmare Lantern” was added to the Howling Cliffs. After using the Dream Nail on a masked bug, the lantern summons a mysterious group of circus performers to Dartmouth, who identify themselves as the Grimm Troupe. Their leader, Troupe Master Grimm, gives the Knight a quest to collect magic flames throughout Hallownest to take part in a “twisted ritual”. He gives the player the Grimmchild charm, which absorbs the flames into itself, progressing the ritual and allowing the Grimmchild to attack the Knight’s enemies. Eventually, the Knight must choose to either complete the ritual by fighting Grimm and his powerful Nightmare King form or prevent the ritual and banish the Grimm Troupe with the help of Brumm, a traitorous troupe member.

Hollow Knight

GODMASTER EXPANSION

More content was added to Hollow Knight with the fourth and final expansion, Godmaster, in which the Knight can battle harder versions of all of the bosses in the game through a series of challenges. The main hub of the expansion is known as Godhome, and is accessed by using the Dream Nail on a new NPC called the Godseeker found in the Junk Pit of the Royal Waterways. Within Godhome are five “pantheons”, each being a “boss rush”, containing a set of bosses that must all be defeated consecutively without dying. The final pantheon, the Pantheon of Hallownest, contains every boss in the game or alternate forms of original bosses. If the Knight completes the Pantheon of Hallownest, the Absolute Radiance, a more powerful version of the Radiance, appears, acting as the new final boss. Upon defeating it, two unique endings can then be achieved, each involving the destruction of Godhome by a powerful Void entity.

Hollow Knight

KEY FEATURES

  • Classic side-scrolling action with modern features.
  • Choose your path in the expansive and open world of Hallownest.
  • Evolve and gain new skills and abilities such as spells, strength, speed, and flight.
  • Equip Charms for unique powers and abilities.
  • Meet a diverse cast of cute and creepy characters with stunning 2D animation.
  • Encounter over 140 enemies and 30 epic bosses.
  • Utilize mapping tools to chart your journey and enhance your understanding of the landscapes.
  • Immerse yourself in a haunting and intimate score composed by Christopher Larkin.

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