Hollow Knight, a beautifully animated 2D platformer, releases this month

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Developed by Australian studio Team Cherry, Hollow Knight is a 2D platformer in the Metroidvania vein. I can't vouch for how it plays, but the trailer below demonstrates that it's at least very beautiful. And there are meatgrinders in it. I love meatgrinders – avoiding them is always lots of fun.

According to the studio Hollow Knight is "a classically styled 2D action adventure across a vast interconnected world". After a successful Kickstarter campaign and several years in development, the game releases February 25. The final game features over 130 enemies and 30 bosses, and looks like a mix between Cuphead and Ori and the Blind Forest. I'm looking forward to checking this out.

Here's the trailer:

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.