In February 2019, Hollow Knight: Silksong's initial announcement was made. According to Team Cherry, the game was initially a Hollow Knight DLC. However, it was preserved as a separate title since it was too big and distinctive.
It was revealed that Hollow Knight: Silksong would be an Xbox Game Pass day-one release. It was also revealed for the PC and Nintendo Switch. Being present at the Xbox and Bethesda expo was a major accomplishment in in of itself because smaller independent titles are typically only featured in smaller announcements.
Hollow Knight: Silksong on PlayStation
There were rumors that the PlayStation version of the game will be shown soon, but there was no concrete information. However, Sony today formally revealed via a Twitter post that it will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and 5.
When will it Release?
Although we don't yet have a release date, we can speculate. All games unveiled during the Xbox and Bethesda event are anticipated to release within the upcoming 12 months. Xbox also said the game would be released before June 2023.
Therefore, we can assume that the release date will be sometime in 2023's second quarter. As there hasn't been a firm release date, it's unclear at this time whether the release for all systems will occur simultaneously.
About the Game
Hollow Knight: Silksong will serve as a sequel to 2017’s much-loved Hollow Knight which was developed through Kickstarter. The protagonist Hornet was kidnapped and freed in the first trailer, which was released in 2019. Hornet, who initially played the game as our enemy, later turns into an ally. Along the trip, she explores luscious fields and dark tunnels. The sequel's announcement was mostly made in the teaser.
The first gameplay trailer for the follow-up was released this year. More bosses and bad guys, more sneak peeks at gameplay, and more of our good friend Hornet. Naturally, Hollow Knight's platforming and 2D fighting mechanics are carried over to Silksong. Hornet's platforming really seems to be noticeably more acrobatic than the game's initial protagonist, the Knight, according to Team Cherry.
Along with brand-new bosses, the game will have 150 new enemy types. It also displays fresh approaches to mending. Even better, you can make things out of the foes you've defeated. Additionally, everyone adored the original soundtrack from the Hollow Knight series. Thankfully, the original composer is returning and will also create the music for the follow-up.
We truly hope Silksong can produce more of the same because Hollow Knight has really come to represent independent Metroidvania games. The Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and PlayStation 4 and 5 will now all support the game's release.
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