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Hollow Knight 7.49 on Mexico eShop (switch)


#61 bill123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1259 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:13 PM

Are there any other confirmed regions that will work with a u.s. credit card or paypal, like mexico?



#62 sainrub   CAGisdabomb! CAGiversary!   1453 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:27 PM

Whoa, already pre-ordered The Messenger but that price down south would've been killer.



#63 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1414 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:26 PM

Morphies Law is only $10.xx on the Mexico shop. Keep in mind if you use a separate account to buy it you'll have to buy the family plan to play it online next month.

#64 waffulls   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:41 PM

Hollow Knight down to $5.23 on the Mex eShop.



#65 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1169 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2018 - 06:54 PM

Morphies Law is only $10.xx on the Mexico shop. Keep in mind if you use a separate account to buy it you'll have to buy the family plan to play it online next month.


This confuses me. The typical method is to switch your primary accounts country to Mexico, correct?

What's the benefit in using a secondary account?

Sorry if this is a dumb question.

#66 gunstar808   Capitalism, Ho! CAGiversary!   1184 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2018 - 07:02 PM

This confuses me. The typical method is to switch your primary accounts country to Mexico, correct?

What's the benefit in using a secondary account?

Sorry if this is a dumb question.

 

Well switching back and forth requires you to clear your eshop balance. So, maybe for some people that would be difficult. Mexico isn't as big a deal since you can use a regular credit card. But for other regions, you may need to buy eshop cards and would have some leftover points. 



#67 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1169 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:24 PM

Well switching back and forth requires you to clear your eshop balance. So, maybe for some people that would be difficult. Mexico isn't as big a deal since you can use a regular credit card. But for other regions, you may need to buy eshop cards and would have some leftover points.


Ah, ok, gotcha. I rarely carry an eshop balance, so I totally forgot about that. Thanks!

#68 waffulls   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:57 PM

You keep your coins in different regions as well.



#69 Raww   Special Agent CAGiversary!   432 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:19 PM

Thank you for the update on price.  My total was $5.46 via Paypal (includes their conversion fee).

 

Looking forward to trying this out, and if I end up loving it as much as I hope, will look into the physical release next Spring.



#70 waffulls   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:56 PM

Thank you for the update on price.  My total was $5.46 via Paypal (includes their conversion fee).

 

Looking forward to trying this out, and if I end up loving it as much as I hope, will look into the physical release next Spring.

Np and the free dlc dropped today as well. They said it's more to come later with another character.



#71 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4410 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:15 AM

Well switching back and forth requires you to clear your eshop balance. So, maybe for some people that would be difficult. Mexico isn't as big a deal since you can use a regular credit card. But for other regions, you may need to buy eshop cards and would have some leftover points. 

So I should be able to switch my US account to Mexico, use my US card or Paypal to buy Hollow Knight for the exact amount, then switch back to the US region and I'll own it as if I bought it normally?

 

The only downsides are the loss of current funds (if any), and reward coins being region locked? It sounds like US cards won't work for other regions aside from Mexico either right?



#72 Freeze Time  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:37 AM

Thank you for the update on price.  My total was $5.46 via Paypal (includes their conversion fee).

 

Looking forward to trying this out, and if I end up loving it as much as I hope, will look into the physical release next Spring.

So buy it now(digital) for around $5.50 or wait like 7 months for physical for what will likely be $19.99?  Everyone is raving about it so a digital purchase might make sense for me even though I do prefer having a cart.



#73 gunstar808   Capitalism, Ho! CAGiversary!   1184 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:04 AM

So I should be able to switch my US account to Mexico, use my US card or Paypal to buy Hollow Knight for the exact amount, then switch back to the US region and I'll own it as if I bought it normally?

 

The only downsides are the loss of current funds (if any), and reward coins being region locked? It sounds like US cards won't work for other regions aside from Mexico either right?

 

Yea, that works fine. I think the reward coins are account based so you would keep them too (not entirely sure). The game will show as purchased when you enter the US store after you switch back.

 

The Mexican eshop is the only one I've been able to use my US credit card on. For Japan, I made a separate account. 



#74 smokeyjoey8   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:07 AM

So buy it now(digital) for around $5.50 or wait like 7 months for physical for what will likely be $19.99?  Everyone is raving about it so a digital purchase might make sense for me even though I do prefer having a cart.

It's an indie game on the Switch. It'll probably $30, maybe $40 if they include a manual and stickers or something. 

 

Godmaster is the final planned free DLC for the game though, and the next DLC should be the Hornet campaign, and it's probably going to cost money. I can definitely see that being included with the physical release to justify charging $40 or more. 

 

So yeah, it's probably best to get it now for less than a Starbucks drink. It's basically a must-buy at that point. 



#75 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4410 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 01:52 PM

Personally I'm going to grab it now since it's less than $6 because I'm hearing so much good about it. If I really like it I'll probably grab a physical copy for Xbox.

 

Looking into it, Hollow Knight's physical release is being published by Skybound Games. This is a new company owned by the The Walking Dead comics creator. They didn't make any of the past or upcoming Walking Dead games, though I'd guess their name will be on some future stuff since Kirkman generally does some advising on the games.

 

So far they've only got one game I can find a price for, $30 for Slime Rancher out in a couple weeks. Alongside Hollow Knight they announced publishing deals for Slime Rancher, Death's Gambit, The Long Dark, and Skullgirls (Switch version, some trash sites are reporting it as Skullgirls 2 for some reason.)



#76 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4489 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2018 - 04:03 PM

Hollow Knight for $5.46 after PP currency conversion... hell yes! I like how after you change your region back, the game is still linked to your account so you can redownload it as if it were purchased from the US store.

 

Thanks op and everyone who posted tips and updated prices ^^



#77 Freeze Time  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 04:58 PM

Oh great, so it's coming out for Xbox One too.  Does that mean it has a chance of being in 4K for One X?  I mean, I doubt the artstyle would really benefit from 4K but still, I have a One X now so I want the best looking version.  Also, games typically load faster on One X.  Hmmm.



#78 Royal High Knight   CAG's #1 Knucklehead CAGiversary!   5432 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

Can I use a $10 US eshop card to buy Hollow Knight?

#79 DANIEL   DANNY FAKnTASTIC CAGiversary!   1355 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:27 PM

So if I create a 2nd Nintendo account I won't lose my eShop money from 1st account when switching regions?



#80 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4489 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:50 PM

Can I use a $10 US eshop card to buy Hollow Knight?

Not from the Mexican eShop as the currencies are different.

 

The US eShop has Hollow Knight on sale for $9.90, so you could use your $10 US card there.



#81 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4410 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 06:54 PM

Oh great, so it's coming out for Xbox One too.  Does that mean it has a chance of being in 4K for One X?  I mean, I doubt the artstyle would really benefit from 4K but still, I have a One X now so I want the best looking version.  Also, games typically load faster on One X.  Hmmm.

Depends on what resolution the assets were drawn at. The Steam page only says 1080 so I'd guess any 4K support would just be upscaling. Being hand drawn, there isn't a lot that could be done to improve it outside of redrawing the entire game. Sprite based stuff like Sonic Mania should look sharper in theory, but for 2D games in general I don't think there's really much difference unless it has to be downgraded to work. At best you're looking at slightly better load times.

Your real pros and cons here are the general ones any crossplatform game has.

Switch = portable version        Xbox = Achievements, free cloud saves, forwards compatibility on future consoles          PS4 = Trophies



#82 kintanos   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:02 PM

So if I create a 2nd Nintendo account I won't lose my eShop money from 1st account when switching regions?

Yes.  In that scenario, you aren't switching regions on your 1st account since you created a 2nd.  The 2nd account will have a 0 balance to start with.  So you can freely change with that 2nd account.  But obviously purchasing on a 2nd account won't give you coins on your 1st account.



#83 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4489 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 August 2018 - 12:26 AM

But obviously purchasing on a 2nd account won't give you coins on your 1st account.


That doesn't matter since gold coins are locked by region anyway.

#84 Freeze Time  

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 06:16 AM

Does anyone know why the file size is so big? 5.2 GB.



#85 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4410 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 12:52 PM

Does anyone know why the file size is so big? 5.2 GB.

Hand drawn assets most likely. The game has a big map so it's a lot of files.



#86 alpo845   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   237 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 August 2018 - 04:36 PM

You can't get banned or anything from doing this right? Just want to make sure before I set up another account. Thanks!

#87 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3126 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 05:02 PM

You can't get banned or anything from doing this right? Just want to make sure before I set up another account. Thanks!

 

as far as a 2nd account... no.

I have a US, a JP and a UK account.

JP has demos the US doesnt have, and I made the UK account because Kirby had the demo there before the US got it (was like 2-3 weeks or some dumb crap)

 

Many people set up a JP account at the start, demos and games the US did not get.



#88 Freeze Time  

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 01:39 AM

Hand drawn assets most likely. The game has a big map so it's a lot of files.

Super Mario Odyssey is 5.5 GB though and that game is bigger and better looking.



#89 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4410 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:43 AM

Super Mario Odyssey is 5.5 GB though and that game is bigger and better looking.

3D models don't take up as much space as a ton of hand drawn sprites, and Odyssey doesn't have a very detailed textures. Nintendo in general has tiny file sizes for stuff outside of Smash and Zelda. Another game with hand drawn graphics is Banner Saga, which is 3.1 gigs. 



#90 Touch3  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:45 PM

On the eshop website, I'm now getting a "This service is undergoing maintenance" error code when trying to purchase the game.  Anybody else seeing issues?

 

Hopefully it clears up before the sale ends.