It's been four years since Team Cherry's Hollow Knight first arrived, having been successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign in 2014. Playing a nameless knight, we found ourselves traversing an ancient kingdom called Hallownest, one that's fallen to a plague.
Seeing high praise from critics, it sold over 3 million copies and fans have been patiently awaiting news on the sequel, Silksong. Revealed back in 2019, Silksong originally began life as DLC before evolving into a fully fledged sequel, bringing in a new protagonist called Hornet.
Though we've not heard much for a while, here's everything we know so far.
Bad News Hollow Knight Fans, Silksong Isn't Appearing At E3 2021 - May 18 - As confirmed via Matthew "Leth" Griffin - Team Cherry's manager for Marketing & Publishing - we won't be receiving any news about Silksong at E3 2021, confirming there's no announcements or blogs scheduled.
At the moment, this remains unconfirmed. Team Cherry has avoided giving even a vague release window so far, and there's been no substantial rumours indicating when it's coming.
Silksong will arrive for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and Nintendo Switch at launch. Despite Hollow Knight launching on PS4 and Xbox One too, we've not had any confirmation yet that it's coming to other consoles.
Just like its predecessor, Silksong will be a 2D Metroidvania action-adventure game, taking place in a haunted kingdom inhabited by bugs. This time around, we'll control Hornet, who fights using a needle. The game is planned to feature over 165 different enemies, alongside a variety of friendly NPCs.
Furthermore, it's previously been announced that Silksong includes a quest system that's comprised of (at least) four sections: Hunt, Gather, Wayfinder and Grand Hunt. Hornet can also craft weapons and tools. Additionally, Hollow Knight's checkpoint system is returning.
When Team Cherry announced Silksong in 2019, they released a reveal trailer too, which you can find below: