While it originally started as DLC, Hollow Knight Silksong was spun off into a full sequel from Team Cherry. In our guide to the game, we'll be going over details including the Hollow Knight Silksong release date, all the platforms the game is coming to including the Nintendo Switch, the new gameplay demo at E3 2019, and more.
Hollow Knight Silksong Release Date
At the time of writing, there's absolutely no release date penciled in for Hollow Knight Silksong. There's not even a release window for the game, nor has there been since the game was first revealed back in February 2019 with the trailer below.
However while there isn't a solid Hollow Knight Silksong release date, we do know that Team Cherry plan on giving the game away to all Kickstarter backers of the 2017 original. The giveaway was announced when the first trailer for Silksong dropped, and Team Cherry looked to give the sequel away to everyone who helped them create the original Hollow Knight.
Hollow Knight Silksong Gameplay
At E3 2019, Team Cherry debuted Hollow Knight Silksong gameplay. There was a stand open to the public on the show floor, but for everyone who didn't attend, Nintendo Treehouse gave an extended gameplay presentation on their live stream, which you can see just below.
At the beginning of Silksong, the protagonist Hornet starts out in captivity. Like in the original, Silksong's story will unravel as you go, telling you precious little. If you didn't play the original Hollow Knight, Hornet first appeared as an antagonist, before moving into a rivalry with the original protagonist.
Whereas in Hollow Knight you worked to descend into catacombs, this time in Silksong Hornet will start out at the bottom-most area, working to ascend her way up to the surface. One new ability for Hornet in the sequel is the ability to grab onto ledges, and she's a much more acrobatic character than the knight originally was.
In addition to this, Hornet actually has a voice in Silksong. You might remember that the knight was a completely silent protagonist back in the original, but Hornet is an entirely different creation in Silksong, not just in the way she plays. You're going to be able to reply to characters in Silksong that you meet.
Silksong takes place in the brand new region of Farloom. This time, there'll be a brand new currency called Rosaries, and you're going to lose all of them whenever you die, just like you did in the original. However, in Silksong you can pick up a special string to help you keep a few Rosaries whenever you die.
Hollow Knight Silksong Platforms
As of right now, Hollow Knight Silksong is only in development for the PC and Nintendo Switch. The original released in 2017 as a PC exclusive, before coming to the Switch in 2018, and the PS4 and Xbox One a matter of months later.
Currently, there are no plans to expand development of Hollow Knight Silksong to bring the game to PS4 or Xbox One. However we'll keep this guide updated with all the latest information from Team Cherry, so that if development plans change, you can read about it here.