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Hollow Knight Silksong: Release Date, Trailers, Gameplay, And More

Hollow Knight Silksong: Release Date, Trailers, Gameplay, And More
Images via Team Cherry

Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Posted 

14th Jun 2022 09:10

Hollow Knight Silksong started life as an expansion to the beloved indie Metroidvania, Hollow Knight, but soon found itself turning into a fully-fledged sequel with a new story, areas, enemies, and mechanics. Hollow Knight is one of the most acclaimed titles of the last decade, with its gorgeous art, tight combat, challenging design, and worldbuilding all leaving an impression on players. This has made Silksong one of the most hotly anticipated indies in recent memory, so if you're looking to know everything about it before release, read on. 

Hollow Knight Silksong Release Date

Ever since it began development, Team Cherry has been careful about promising a release date. However, since the game's inclusion at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase in June 2022, it was revealed that the game would release in the 12 months that followed. This means we're finally likely to get Hollow Knight Silksong in early 2023, but we'll update this with a concrete date once one is revealed. 

Hollow Knight Silksong Trailers

The first trailer for Hollow Knight Silksong debuted out of nowhere back in February 2019, showing off two minutes of gameplay, and detailing a bunch of the new features and changes from the previous game. It gave us a glimpse at the new environments, bosses, NPCs, questing system, and much more, showing that it has the core of Hollow Knight, but expanded upon. 

There was pretty much radio silence after 2019, apart from the team's confirmation that they were still working on the game. At Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, the game received another trailer that showed some new gameplay and confirmed that it would be coming to Xbox Series X|S and the Xbox Game Pass on launch. 

Hollow Knight Silksong Gameplay

Hollow Knight Silksong Gameplay

Silksong will largely keep the same gameplay as the first title, with its 2D Metroidvania design that focuses on exploration, combat, and defeating bosses. This time, the game will emphasise speed and movement a little more to differentiate the protagonist of this game from the Knight in the previous title. This also ties into the healing mechanic, as Hornet can move while using silk to heal multiple masks, whereas the Knight could only heal one at a time and had to stay still. Overall, it has a much faster pace than Hollow Knight.

 

Quests will return, but in a slightly different format. While there were multiple quests in Hollow Knight, this time they are broken up into quest types: Hunt, Gather, Wayfarer, and Grand Hunt, allowing you to help out NPCs and learn more about the world. These may also tie into the brand-new crafting system, which lets you create weapons, tools, and traps from materials in the environment. We also know the permadeath mode will return for players who beat the game once, which is called Silk Soul Mode.

Hollow Knight Silksong Story

Hollow Knight Silksong Story

We aren't sure when Silksong takes place in relation to Hollow Knight, but we have an idea of how the story will work. Hornet is captured and taken to a far-away land, where she must climb to the top of the kingdom to reach the shining citadel and discover why she was captured and brought here. This is quite an obvious contrast to the original game, which saw the player descending deeper into Hallownest throughout the experience. 

Hollow Knight Silksong Platforms 

The game has been confirmed to launch on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The previous game did come to PlayStation consoles a year after release, so we'd expect something similar for Silksong. It will also be on Xbox Game Pass on release.

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