Hollow Knight: Silksong was initially announced in February 2019. Team Cherry stated the game was originally a DLC to Hollow Knight. But due to it being too large and unique it was kept as a standalone title.
It was announced that Hollow Knight: Silksong would be a day one title for the Xbox Game Pass. It was also announced for the Nintendo Switch and PC. Smaller indie games are usually reserved for smaller announcements, so it being present at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase was a great feat in itself.
Hollow Knight: Silksong on PlayStation
There were reports that the game would soon be announced for PlayStation but there was no solid news. However, today, Sony through a Twitter post officially announced that it will be coming for both the PlayStation 4 and 5.
When will it Release?
We don’t have a release date yet but we can make an educated guess. The game was showcased at Xbox and Bethesda event and all games announced there are supposed to be out in the next 12 months. Also, Xbox confirmed that the game would be out before June 2023.
So we can possibly guess the release frame will be somewhere in Q2 of 2023. It isn’t clear right now whether the release for all platforms will be simultaneous as there hasn’t been a solid release date.
About the Game
Hollow Knight: Silksong will serve as a sequel to 2017’s much-loved Hollow Knight which was developed through Kickstarter. We got our first trailer back in 2019 which showed Hornet, the protagonist being kidnapped and breaking free. Hornet was mainly a villain who becomes our ally during the game. She explores lush meadows and dank underground passageways on the way. The trailer primarily served as an announcement for the sequel.
This year we got our first gameplay trailer for the sequel. We got more sneak views of gameplay, more bosses and villains, and more from our old buddy Hornet. The platforming and 2D fighting formula from Hollow Knight are obviously carried over to Silksong. In fact, Team Cherry appears to have made Hornet’s platforming noticeably more acrobatic than the game’s original protagonist, the Knight.
The game will include 150 new enemy times along with new bosses. It also showcases new healing methods. You’ll even be able to craft stuff from the defeated enemies. Moreover, original Hollow Knight music was dearly loved by everyone. Fortunately, the original composer is back and will be making music for the sequel too.
Hollow Knight really became an epitome for Indie Metroidvania games and we really hope Silksong can deliver more of the same. The game will now launch on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and PlayStation 4 and 5.
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