Skybound Games has announced that they are no longer working with Team Cherry, meaning that Hollow Knight’s physical release has been cancelled.
The news about their partnership had been revealed in August, when it was shared that they would work together to produce a physical distribution for the critically-acclaimed atmospheric Metroidvania on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Those plans have now been discarded.
“We are saddened to share that we’ll no longer be working with Team Cherry to bring Hollow Knight to new platforms,” Skybound Games Twitter. “We absolutely love the game and wish Team Cherry continued success. We look forward to seeing what’s next for them.”
Team Cherry soon followed with their own blog post to explain the situation: “We’re regretfully announcing the cancellation of physical copies of Hollow Knight and our partnership with Skybound Games.
“As a team of 3 people still in intensive production of Hollow Knight, taking the game into the retail space (even with the extensive assistance of Skybound) proved more work than we could reasonably manage.
“In future we will investigate other ways to deliver physical versions of Hollow Knight, though likely that will be in smaller quantities.
“We’d like to thank Skybound for the amazing opportunity they provided, and for their professionalism and enthusiasm the whole way.”
Hollow Knight is now available to buy on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.