Hollow Knight: Silksong is Team Cherry's next haunted kingdom

A project originally planned as Hollow Knight DLC has evolved into the full-scale sequel: Silksong.


The long-awaited sequel to the hit Metroidvania is finally revealed! Team Cherry has announced Hollow Knight: Silksong, the full-scale follow up the critically acclaimed title that launched in 2017.

The development studio is also rewarding the dedicated fan base that helped crowdfund Hollow Knight with free copies of Hollow Knight: Silksong. If they supported with over $10AUD, they can choose to get either a PC or Nintendo Switch copy at launch. If you supported by crowdfunding for multiple copies of the original, you'll also get multiple copies of Hollow Knight: Silksong.

Announced via an official Team Cherry post, Silksong started coming together right after the launch of Hollow Knight. The original plan was DLC for the first title, but Silksong evolved into an experience "too large and too unique to stay as DLC" for the three-person development team. When Hollow Knight: Silksong lands in our waiting hands, here are the features to expect as laid out in the official blog post from Team Cherry:

  • Discover a whole new kingdom! Explore coral forests, mossy grottos, gilded cities, and misted moors as you ascend to the shining citadel at the top of the world.
  • Engage in lethal acrobatic action! Wield a whole new suite of nimble moves as you dance between foes in deadly, beautiful combat.
  • Craft powerful tools! Master an ever-expanding arsenal of weapons, traps, and mechanisms to confound your enemies and explore new heights.
  • Solve shocking quests! Hunt down rare beasts, unearth ancient mysteries and search for lost treasures to fulfill the wishes of the downtrodden and restore the kingdom’s hope. Prepare for the unexpected!
  • Face over 150 all-new foes! Beasts and hunters, assassins and kings, monsters and knights – defeat them all with bravery and skill!
  • Experience a stunning orchestral score! Hollow Knight’s award-winning composer, Christopher Larkin, returns to bring melancholy melodies, symphonic strings and heart-thumping, soul strumming boss themes to the adventure.
  • Challenge Silk Soul mode! Once you conquer the game, test your skills in an all-new mode that spins the game into a unique, challenging experience.
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Hollow Knight: Silksong will launch on PC and Nintendo Switch and there's potential to expand to other platforms. There's no release window for Hollow Knight: Silksong at this time, but stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates. Bookmark the 2019 video game release schedule to stay informed on all upcoming games.

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