If you’d told me that a game about playing as a small bug bashing a wide variety of other, often larger bugs with a stick would be one of my most-played games from the last year, I would’ve been more than a little surprised. Yet, Hollow Knight’s already sucked up much of my free time over the last couple of months. With a beautiful soundtrack, gorgeous visuals, and deceptively simple combat mechanics hiding an underlying layer of depth, the game’s become one of the highest-rated indie titles of 2017 – and the adventure’s not over quite yet, either.
A recent trailer released over the Hollow Knight YouTube channel has revealed the arrival of the game’s second free expansion: The Grimm Troupe. Check it out:
According to Team Cherry’s website, The Grimm Troupe will introduce a new major quest, in which the player must light the Nightmare Lantern in order to summon the Grimm Troupe to the underground city of Hollownest. Additional details are hard to come by, though the site does promise new boss fights, enemies, and allies, as well as 4 new charms, “spine tingling” music tracks by Christopher Larkin, and the addition of new, custom map markers for all of the player’s cartographic needs.
Coupled with the announcement of The Grimm Troupe is also be the reveal of Hollow Knight translated for Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese languages, a wealth of additional details regarding content for backers, and a small note for Nintendo Switch enthusiasts promising that while the developers “want so badly to drop that release date,” the studio is unwilling to reveal a launch for console that they’re not “100% confident we’ll hit.”