Finally, after three years of yearning for more Hollow Knight, Silksong appeared at today’s Xbox + Bethesda Showcase, but it does not yet have a release date. However, the trailer did confirm that it will be available day one on Xbox Game Pass when it arrives on Xbox and PC.
In the new trailer shown today and the first proper look at Team Cherry’s insectoid Metroidvania we’ve gotten since 2019, with rapidfire shots of the main character, Hornet, battling Hollow Knight’s familiar insectoid enemies, jumping around lava and more.
Hollow Knight Silksong – Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022
Hollow Knight: Silksong was first unexpectedly announced in February 2019 as the sequel to Hollow Knight, an acclaimed indie Metroidvania taking place in a kingdom of sentient bugs. Silksong follows the character of Hornet, an enemy-turned-ally from the original game, who is captured in the game’s opening and taken far away from the kingdom that Hollow Knight takes place in.
We tried the game back at E3 2019, and found it to be “unmistakably Hollow Knight, but with the speed cranked up to 11.” We called the original Hollow Knight “amazing” in our 9.4/10 review.
The announcement was part of the Xbox + Bethesda Showcase, which includes a closer look at Redfall and more.
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