Should you buy Hollow Knight Collector's Edition for Nintendo Switch?
Best Answer: Yes, if you are an avid collector of special editions of games or limited physical runs of indie games. The Collector's Edition of Hollow Knight will have a ton of cool collectible goodies, and the Switch version includes some bonuses. If you are not into collectibles but still want to own a physical copy of Hollow Knight, a physical Standard Edition will also be available for sale.One of the best Metroidvanias on Switch: Hollow Knight Standard Edition (opens in new tab) ($35 at Best Buy)For the diehard fans: Hollow Knight Collector's Edition ($69 at Fangamer)
What is Hollow Knight?
Hollow Knight is an indie Metroidvania-style game from Team Cherry. It originally launched in 2017 for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and then it came over to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018. It's critically acclaimed and is definitely one of the best Metroidvania games that you can get on the Switch.
The story behind Hollow Knight involves a knight who sets out on a quest in order to uncover the secrets of Hallownest, which is a long-abandoned insect kingdom. However, there are many dangers lurking within Hallownest, and you'll need to make sure that you dodge, dash, and slash your way through them with an arsenal of upgradable skills, weapons, and items you'll find on your journey. The game also has challenging boss battles, puzzles to solve, and a lot of hidden secrets.
What does Hollow Knight: Collector's Edition come with?
First, the Collector's Edition of Hollow Knight will come with everything that the physical Standard Edition comes with. This means the game card, a manual, a fold-out map of Hallownest, and all of the DLC: Hidden Dreams, The Grimm Troupe, Lifeblood, and Godmaster.
While all of that sounds nice and dandy, the real reason you would want the Collector's Edition is all of the awesome collectible loot it comes with. The goodies include:
- A metal brooch with display stand, wall hook, and dual-pronged fastener
- A 14-page Quirrel comic book
- Gold foil collector's box
- Gold foil art print set
All pre-orders for the Collector's Edition also come with a papercraft set. Those who get the Nintendo Switch version of the Collector's Edition also get a Hollow Knight-themed cleaning cloth to keep their Switch screens fresh and bug-free.
When will the physical release of Hollow Knight drop?
All Hollow Knight physical editions will begin shipping out on May 31. This includes both the Standard Edition and Collector's Edition.
How much will these cost?
The Hollow Knight physical Standard Edition for Nintendo Switch will cost $35 at Best Buy or $34 from Fangamer.
The Hollow Knight Collector's Edition will run $69 and is only available from Fangamer.
For the diehard Hollow Knight fans
The Hollow Knight Collector's Edition is full of awesome goodies. You get everything that the Standard Edition comes with, along with a metal brooch with display stand, comic book, gold foil collector's box, and gold foil art prints. It's full of unique collectibles for a masterpiece of a Metroidvania game.
The standard for Metroidvanias
If you don't need the collectibles
The physical Standard Edition for Hollow Knight is great for those who like to get limited physical releases of indie games. Hollow Knight is an excellent Metroidvania and a worthy addition to any game collection.
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.
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