Hollow Knight Silksong: Trailer, gameplay & everything we know

An image of Hornet and another character, with the Hollow Knight Silksong logoTeam Cherry

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. But, it’s been nearly five years since the first game, and we have 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?

While there’s not yet a specified release date for Hollow Knight: Silksong, we do know it will come out in the first half of 2023.

This was revealed by Xbox through a Tweet in June 2022 in which they revealed that Silksong will be out within 12 months of the tweet. Therefore, we know that Hollow Knight: Silksong will be coming to Xbox Game Pass before or on June 2023.

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Artwork featuring Hornet, the main character in Hollow Knight SilksongTeam Cherry
Hornet takes the reigns this time around.

Will Hollow Knight: Silksong be available on multiple platforms?

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

Yes, to some effect. Hollow Knight: Silksong will be available for both generations of Xbox and PC, appearing primarily on Xbox Game Pass for both PC players and Console players.

There is currently no word regarding the game’s availability for PlayStation, Steam Deck, or Nintendo Switch. However, when more information is available we will be updating this so be sure to check back soon to see if you can grab Hollow Knight: Silksong on your chosen console.

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.

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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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