Hollow Knight Silksong: Trailer, gameplay & everything we know

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Hollow Knight was one of the unexpected successes of 2017. The cutesy, soulslike, Metroidvania game went from a sleeper to hit to a desirable name in the blink of an eye. Now six years removed, however, when can we expect the sequel? Here’s all the latest info on Hollow Knight: Silksong.

The original Demon’s Souls has spawned countless imitations and clones as developers seek to capture its magic formula. One game that took the mold and shaped it differently was Hollow Knight. Splicing the classic platforming and action of Metroidvania games together with the brutal difficulty of Souls games, Team Cherry created something special.

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It was a critically, well-received success, and Silksong was announced on February 14, 2019. However, not too much else has been revealed about the game since then. We’ve compiled all the available information and put together a handy guide showcasing all we know about Hollow Knight: Silksong.


Is there a Hollow Knight: Silksong release date window?

No, Hollow Knight: Silksong does not yet have a release date at the time of writing. While it was initially planned for the first half of 2023, we now know not to hold our breath.

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This first release window was revealed by Xbox through a Tweet in June 2022 in which they claimed Silksong will be out within 12 months of the tweet. However, that hasn’t quite panned out.

Addressing the community in May, 2023, Marketing Manager Matthew Griffin advised fans on when they might expect to see the sequel in action. “We had planned to release in the [first] half of 2023, but development is still continuing,” he said.

“We’re excited by how the game is shaping up, and it’s gotten quite big, so we want to take the time to make the game as good as we can. Expect more details from us once we get closer to release.”

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Hollow Knight: Silksong platforms

A gameplay screenshot of Hornet in Hollow Knight SilksongTeam Cherry
Silksong looks to be just as adventurous and gorgeous as its predecessor.

Hollow Knight: Silksong will be available for both generations of Xbox and PlayStation consoles alongside the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Hollow Knight: Silksong trailers & gameplay

As we mentioned earlier, Hollow Knight: Silksong was revealed to the world in February 2019, courtesy of its debut trailer. A new world, protagonist, tons of debuting enemies, bosses, and content were shown off.

Here’s the announcement trailer in its entirety.

A few months later, an extended look at Hollow Knight: Silksong’s gameplay was unveiled during E3 2019. We got to see Hornet in action and a proper look at the new game. Check out its gameplay trailer and footage below:

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That’s all we know about the upcoming Hollow Knight: Silksong. When it does, we’ll update this page and let you know immediately. For more game hubs with all you need to know, check these out below:

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