|Video game fandom|
|Release date||24 February 2017 (Microsoft Windows) |
11 April 2017 (macOS, Linux)
|Platform(s)||PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One|
|External link(s)||Hollow Knight official website,|
|Related articles on Fanlore.|
Hollow Knight is a 2017 game released by the Australian game design group Team Cherry. It is an action/adventure platformer and metroidvania in which the player plays as the Knight, exploring the ruined kingdom of Hallownest and uncovering its secrets. The game has enjoyed popularity and favorable reviews since its release, and the fandom remains active. In particular, fans are eagerly awaiting the sequel game Silksong since it was announced in 2019, though it does not yet have a release date.
Team Cherry also released official tie-in comics, including one about Quirrel (Google Drive link).
Speedrunning and Modding
Since the sequel was announced, there has been much fan anticipation. People speculated about new characters revealed in a March 2019 announcement, particularly Lace, who is often shipped with Hornet.
Some fans are creating art or stories to count down (or really count up) until Silksong's release, e.g. WeeblesJeebles has a daily series of fanart called "Day <x> of poorly drawing hollow knight until silksong comes out".
- expressions by Aspidiske (Tumblr link)
- a watcher’s journal: pictograms and typography, Archived version by Aspidiske, showing Lurien, Monomon, and the Hallownest writing system
- People really seemed to like my humanized vessel and hornet, so I made the five knights a little family portrait!, Archived version by Sam Olsen
- Drawing every character, Day 72: The Hunter, part of a series to draw every character in the game by 1cefinix (Artstation, Archived version)
- Greenpath speedpainting, Archived version by u/1cefinix, 2021
- A crossover fan art, my beloved Hollow Knight game and no-face man. Happy Easter!, Archived version by u/TotoroGuo, 2021 -- crossover fanart with Spirited Away
- The (Mostly) Complete Lore of Hollow Knight, Archived version by mossbag
- Shape of Unn (Parody), Archived version by TekTonic
- Hollow Knight Synthsong: Synthmaster's Playlist, synthwave remixes of the soundtrack by MAT. Combined with art and lore snippets building a cyberpunk AU of the game.
- PUPA Hollow Knight AMV, Archived version by Kandy Songbird
- a sleeping ghost (Hollow Knight Animatic) by Soar 319
- EPOCH meme | Hollow Knight AMV by Fabycinder
- Hollow Knight | Touch-Tone Telephone PMV by Kandy Songbird
- Stag Beetles and Broken Legs, Archived version by Aryashi, relationshipcrimes
- Cornifer's Compendium: Short Tales from the World of Hollow Knight, Archived version, by CorundumBleu
- Hollow Knight subreddit, Archived version
- Hollow Knight Memes subreddit, Archived version
- Hollow Knight Art subreddit, Archived version
- Hollow Knight Stories subreddit, Archived version
- Team Cherry Steam Community, Archived version
- Hollow Knight Steam Community, Archived version
- Hollow Knight wiki at Fandom.com
- Team Cherry Provides Hollow Knight: Silksong Update, New Characters Revealed. Nintendo Life. 19 March 2019. Accessed 8 September 2021. archive link
- As of September 2021, Lace Character Tag on AO3 has 145 works despite the character not yet appearing in any released game content. Archive link showing 100 works posted as of January 2021
- WeeblesJeebles archive post by u/Alexanderjk5. Reddit.com. May 2021. Accessed 8 September 2021. archived link