Team Cherry announces new Hollow Knight sequel – Silksong


Back in 2014, when Team Cherry revealed their Hollow Knight Kickstarter, one of their stretch goals was a second playable character. For quite some time, it was thought that this second character ‚ÄĒ revealed to be Hornet, one of the protagonist’s allies in Hollow Knight ‚ÄĒ would be playable in a paid DLC for the original game. Now we know that it’s a bit bigger than that.

Team Cherry announced today that Hornet will be playable in her own full game, a sequel to the original game, called Hollow Knight: Silksong, which is coming to Switch and PC at some point in the future. Silksong follows the story of Hornet, the princess-protector of Hallownest, as she adventures through an all new kingdom, never-before-seen by players.

With a whole new set of combat skills and abilities, over 150 new enemies, new tools, traps, and enemies, and a unique challenge mode, it looks like there’ll be absolutely no shortage of things to do in the new game. It also looks (and sounds) absolutely incredible. Take a look in the trailer below.

In an update to Kickstarter backers, Team Cherry have said that anybody who backed the game for $10 or more will get the game on Switch or PC for free.

There’s no release date yet, but we’ll keep you updated if we hear anything more. The full press release follows.

As Hornet, princess-protector of Hallownest, adventure through a whole new kingdom ruled by silk and song. Captured and brought to this unfamiliar land, Hornet must battle foes and solve mysteries as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the kingdom’s peak.

Hollow Knight: Silksong is the epic sequel to Hollow Knight, the award winning action-adventure of bugs and heroes. As the lethal hunter Hornet, journey to all-new lands, discover new powers, battle vast hordes of bugs and beasts and uncover ancient secrets tied to your nature and your past.


  • Discover a whole new kingdom! Explore coral forests, mossy grottos, gilded cities and misted moors as you ascend to the shining citadel at the top of the world.
  • Engage in lethal acrobatic action! Wield a whole new suite of nimble moves as you dance between foes in deadly, beautiful combat.
  • Craft powerful tools! Master an ever-expanding arsenal of weapons, traps, and mechanisms to confound your enemies and explore new heights.
  • Solve shocking quests! Hunt down rare beasts, unearth ancient mysteries and search for lost treasures to fulfil the wishes of the downtrodden and restore the kingdom‚Äôs hope. Prepare for the unexpected!
  • Face over 150 all-new foes! Beasts and hunters, assassins and kings, monsters and knights – you must defeat them all with bravery and skill!
  • Experience a stunning orchestral score! Hollow Knight‚Äôs award-winning composer, Christopher Larkin, returns to bring melancholy melodies, symphonic strings and heart-thumping, soul strumming boss themes to the adventure.
  • Challenge Silk Soul mode! Once you conquer the game, test your skills in an all-new mode that spins the game into a unique, challenging experience.

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