Hollow Knight released in 2017 and debuted on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018; however, the exceptional Metroidvania-style game has never been available in a physical format–until now. Both a standard edition and a collector’s edition of Hollow Knight are now available for pre-order, with the collector’s edition exclusive to Fangamer.
According to Fangamer, pre-orders for Hollow Knight’s physical edition will start shipping on May 31, which means you can expect to receive your copy in early June.
Team Cherry, the developers of Hollow Knight, initially partnered with Skybound Games to bring a physical release to the market last year, but the studio announced last November that the deal had fallen through, possibly due to limited resources. So for fans of the game, news that a physical edition is finally happening is a welcome surprise.
In his Hollow Knight review, GameSpot’s Alessandro Barbosa gave the platformer a 9/10 and praised its lengthy, compelling narrative, smart combat design, gorgeous visuals, and fantastic soundtrack. “Its expansive enemy roster and routinely surprising areas and platforming challenges ensure that your journey through this fallen bug kingdom is one you’re unlikely to forget,” he wrote. “Hollow Knight offers a surprisingly large and harrowing adventure, and it’s a treat that every bit of it is just as divine as that last.”
As of right now, the only two places to buy Hollow Knight’s standard edition are Best Buy and Fangamer. We’ll update this post if more retailers begin offering pre-orders. Hollow Knight’s physical standard edition comes with a manual, a fold-out map of Hallownest, and all DLC: Hidden Dreams, The Grimm Troupe, Lifeblood, and Godmaster.