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Hollow Knight

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Title Screen

Hollow Knight

Developer: Team Cherry
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Released internationally: February 24, 2017 (Windows), April 11, 2017 (Mac/Linux), June 12, 2018 (Switch), September 25, 2018 (XBO/PS4)

AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.

To do:
  • Copy over cut text from wiki.
  • Verify text in game files.
  • Upload graphics.
  • Find more info on unused rooms.
  • Cover the Kickstarter demo and it's differences.

Unused Text


The following appears to have been intended as Dream Nail dialogue for the Hollow Knight:

...Shall blaze free...
...This Vessel, broken...fails...
...Dawn...Shall break...
...No mind, the usurper...Only strength...
...Kill the usurper...Our light it would suffocate...

Elegy For Hallownest

The game's opening sequence displays the first four lines of the poem, but the rest can be found in the game's files.

The full poem is as follows:

Our cherished dreams you granted and delivered more,

But in dismay you found too late our desires had no end,

What cost to tame our savagery? You gave your all and then gave more.

Yet still desires lay unquenched, more dreams remained, your energies spent.

Amongst it sprang a dreadful scourge,

that forced return our aggressive urge,

and turned us back to beasts or husks,

Our souls consumed by light above.

Within your corpse can still be heard the plaintiff cries of one,

Who took our pain, and loss, and dreams inside itself to...

Through it's pain we found a truth that must now be confessed,

For nothing can contain such things but perfect emptiness.

Developer's Notes

Notes from the developers regarding lore, characters, development, and editing of the game's text.

Unused Graphics

Enemy Sprites


Other Sprites

Unused Rooms

Dream Guardian Room

Dream Guardian NPC

A cut NPC, seemingly an early prototype for the Dreamers. Wears a mask like Monomon's, has a shape and cloak similar to Lurien's, and stands on the ground rather than floating.

Underwater Rooms