Hollow Knight Sequel Announced For PC And Switch
Today, developer Team Cherry officially revealed its next game, Hollow Knight: Silksong, the sequel to 2017's Hollow Knight. The followup to the popular Metroidvania platformer takes the princess-protector of Hallownest to new lands where she'll discover new powers and battle all-new creatures.
The game takes place in a "kingdom haunted by silk and song". Hornet finds herself there against her will after being captured. But she can't wallow in self-pity, as even in this new land there are others to help.
Throughout Hollow Knight: Silksong, players will explore unique lands ranging from coral forests to gilded cities, all on their journey to the citadel at the top of the world. They'll also fight over 150 new enemies, including rare beasts, assassins, and monsters. And they'll craft weapons, traps, and more in order to defeat them.
When players complete the game, that won't be the end of it, though. Once they complete the main goal, players will have access to a new mode that offers them even more challenges.
Hollow Knight: Silksong started out as DLC for the original Hollow Knight game, but as the developers worked on it, it became obvious it was becoming too big to be just that. So, Team Cherry took their time and developed it into a full game.
That game will soon launch on PC — including Mac and Linux — and Nintendo Switch. The game may be made available for other platforms in the future, but the developers remind everyone they're just a three-person team, so it may take a while.
In the official game announcement, Team Cherry had great news for everyone that backed the original game. All 2,158 original backers will be getting a copy of Hollow Knight: Silksong for free.
Backers who donated more than $7 ($10 AUD) will get a choice as to whether they get their free copy on PC or Nintendo Switch.