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Hollow Knight Silksong release date estimate and latest news

Get an overview when you can expect the Hollow Knight Silksong release date to land, as well as everything we know about the hotly anticipated sequel.

Hollow Knight Silksong Release Date: A character can be seen

When is the Hollow Knight Silksong release date? If you love great art and Metroidvanias, you’ve probably played Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight. The developers are hard at work on its sequel – Silksong – which continues the story of the Hallownest and brings back the series’ tough-as-nails Dark Souls-style boss fights to a whole new experience.

After a long, long wait for the game, Hollow Knight Silksong is finally on its way and we have all the latest information on this anticipated release. Below you can find out everything we know about the new PS5 game and new Xbox game, and get a look at the sequel with all the trailers we have seen so far.

Hollow Knight Silksong release date estimate

The Hollow Knight Silksong release date is expected to be late 2024 for Xbox, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC. This follows numerous delays that have seen the anticipated game abandon its previously slated target.

Originally set for the early half of 2023 and advertised during the Xbox Games Showcase in 2022 as “coming in the next 12 months,” the game was delayed with development still ongoing. Team Cherry’s marketing and publishing lead Matthew Griffin later gave an update revealing that the team would no longer be able to meet this window. Since then, the developer has been silent on giving any further details, likely so as not to build anticipation once more only to delay it again. However, the team over at Team Cherry is said to be making it as good as they possibly can.

Initially planned as an expansion to the beloved Hollow Knight, Silksong grew significantly during development, leading to it ultimately being a standalone experience. Given it was first announced in 2019, we can only imagine how different the final draft will look compared to its original vision.

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Hollow Knight Silksong story

Silksong carries on the story of Hallownest, but this time you are Hornet, who has been brought to this unfamiliar world and seeks to escape her captivity. Battling foes as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the kingdom’s peak, we’re no doubt in store for more oddly charming characters, deadly bosses, and an equally mysterious and enchanting world to explore in the second outing.

Since we’re stepping into the shoes of Hornet, it’s unclear whether we’ll get to run into our favorite little knight once more.

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Hollow Knight Silksong gameplay

Hollow Knight Silksong’s gameplay aligns pretty closely with the original offering the same nail-bitingly difficult gameplay. With more than 150 new enemies, a brand new world to explore, new friends and NPCs to meet, and more there is a lot to take on in the game.

Additionally, the game has a number of brand new quests to take on as you are exploring and the challenging Silk Soul mode which will test your skills in a new challenging experience after you have already beaten the game.

Hopefully, playing as Hornet will feel distinct from the Knight, though equally as impactful and satisfying. Generally, Hornet looks to be much more agile, especially since her ability, Bind, is faster to use than the Knight’s Focus.

There you have it, with everything we currently know about the Hollow Knight Silksong release date after the long wait. Will it have a chance of making it onto our best games of all time list? We sure hope it will, especially as it is one of many Xbox Game Pass games and it’s been one of the most anticipated releases ever since its reveal all those years ago.