Team Cherry, the developers behind Hollow Knight, have announced a sequel to their highly-acclaimed metroidvania. Titled Hollow Knight: Silksong, this new adventure sees antagonist-turned-adventurer Hornet exploring a new kingdom.
Beauty and wonder in a haunted world
The story summary on the game’s website reads:
Hornet, princess-protector of Hallownest, finds herself alone in a vast, unfamiliar world.
She must battle foes, seek out allies, and solve mysteries as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the kingdom’s peak.
Bound by her lineage and guided by echoes of her past, Hornet will adventure through mossy grottos, coral forests and shining citadels to unravel a deadly thread that threatens this strange new land.
Hollow Knight: Silksong began life as another DLC for Hollow Knight. However, Team Cherry found that it was “too large and too unique,” and wound up turning it into a sequel. The new game will have Hornet exploring a new land, with features such as “gilded cities, lakes of fire, and misted moors,” all rendered in the beautiful hand-crafted art style the games are known for. The game will feature over 150 brand new enemies to challenge players as they fight with a high-speed acrobatic style and new tools. From what the trailer shows, there’s a grappling line, a spinning razorblade, and a variety of small bug companions.
Composer Christopher Larkin will be making a return to offer his musical talents to the sequel. As well as the glimpse in the trailer, there’s an excerpt that can be found on the game’s official website.
Hollow Knight: Sliksong is releasing on Nintendo Switch, Humble Bundle, GOG, and Steam. There’s no release date or price listed yet. However, if you backed the original game’s Kickstarter, you’ll get the sequel for free. You can find more info on Team Cherry’s blog.