HOLLOW KNIGHT: SILKSONG EVERYTHING WE KNOW! May 10. 2023. Hollow Knight: Silksong - Everything we know about the upcoming sequel!
All the Silksong info that's escaped from the cocoon.
Official Description: "Play as Hornet, princess-protector of Hallownest, and adventure through a whole new kingdom ruled by silk and song! Captured and brought to this unfamiliar world, Hornet must battle foes and solve mysteries as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the kingdom’s peak.
Hollow Knight: Silksong is the epic sequel to Hollow Knight, the award winning action-adventure. As the lethal hunter Hornet, journey to all-new lands, discover new powers, battle vast hordes of bugs and beasts and uncover ancient secrets tied to your nature and your past."
Originally a DLC project, Silksong became a full sequel with a new protagonist, playstyle, and setting. We'll be taking on new enemies in a vertical odyssey into the kingdom of Pharloom. Playing as the new Hollow Knight heroine Hornet with a host of new mechanics and abilities, we'll have a view into her dreary, insectile landscape. And yes, the fanbase remains desperate for news, rumors, omens, auguries, etc.
While Team Cherry's kept things tight under wraps, here's everything we know about Hollow Knight: Silksong.
Hollow Knight: Silksong doesn't currently have a release date, but it has a release window. When it appeared at the Xbox & Bethesda showcase in June 2022, Xbox made a point of saying it was focused on games coming within the next 12 months. Which, at the time of this writing, means we've got 3 months and change, provided there aren't any further revisions of the release schedule.
In case that wasn't proof enough, here's Xbox confirming that it meant what it said. That means the game is hopefully going to come out by the start of summer 2023, and it'll be available on Xbox Game Pass.
What's different about Hollow Knight: Silksong's gameplay?
Like Hollow Knight, Silksong is a side-scrolling action game, with some easy Dark Souls comparisons in punishing bosses, encounters, and death mechanics. You'll face over 150 different types of enemies and many bosses as you explore Metroidvania-style across a large map.
Silksong revamps Hollow Knight's formula with a suite of new mechanics and changes:
• You play as Hornet instead of The Knight from Hollow Knight. Hornet has a lot more movement abilities like dashing and sprinting, and she can heal faster than The Knight. And she talks!
Hornet uses silk instead of Souls to heal and use abilities. When you die, you'll drop a bundle of silk and have to destroy it when you return to replenish your supply.
• Hornet uses tools, like bombs and a spiked ball, instead of charms. You can craft tools too.
• The game follows Hornet as she ascends through a new region: the kingdom of Pharloom.
• Silksong introduces two new currencies: Shell Shards and Rosaries. Shell Shards are used to repair and craft tools. Rosaries are used to buy goods. Both are earned from caches and killing enemies, although Rosaries can be lost on death unless you put them on a string.
• Silksong will have a quest system divided into four categories: Gather, Wayfarer, Hunt, and Grand Hunt. You can pick quests up from NPCs and track their progress via notice boards.
Christopher Larkin will return as a composer for Hollow Knight: Silksong after working on the original game. Larkin released a couple previews of the game's soundtrack, which are filled with triumphant strings and gloomy piano—a perfect fit for the game's atmosphere.