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.”
With a newly announced sequel for Hollow Knight on the way, there’s no better time to pick up the game and journey into the world of Hallownest. Here’s how you can pre-order Hollow Knight’s physical edition:
Pre-Order Hollow Knight: Physical Standard Edition
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.
Pre-Order Hollow Knight: Physical Collector’s Edition
The collector’s edition is only available for purchase from Fangamer, and it’s packed with plenty of bonus materials. Along with everything included in the standard edition, you’ll receive a metal brooch with a display stand, wall hook, and dual-pronged fastener; a 14-page Quirrel comic book; a gold foil collector’s box; and a gold foil art print set. If you pre-order, a papercraft set is also included (not pictured here). And finally, if you opt for the Switch version, you’ll also receive a Hollow Knight-themed cleaning cloth.
- Fangamer — $69 on Switch, $64 on PS4 and PC