Who saw this coming? Team Cherry has unveiled its latest project, which turns out to be a complete successor to the popular Metroidvania Hollow Knight.
According to the blog entry by developer team Cherry, Hollow Knight: Silksong follows the adventures of Hornet as she travels through "a whole new kingdom being chased by silk and chants".
"Captured and taken to an unknown land, Hornet must fight enemies and solve secrets as she ascends on a deadly pilgrimage to the summit of the kingdom."
In addition to the new playable character, there is a "new suite of nimble moves", a "steadily growing arsenal" and "shocking quests". For the really hard core of you, there is also a Silk Soul mode that reopens when the game is over and promises a "unique, challenging experience".
We knew that thanks to Hornet something came to come Twitter tease from Team CherryBut many fans are surprised to see that Silksong is released as the original sequel instead of the DLC for the 2017 original. The blog post by Team Cherry confirms that the game initially started out as a DLC but became "too big and too unique" to stay that way. With a different location and 150 new enemies – as many as the first Hollow Knight – it sounds like a clumsy game.
There is also good news for Kickstarter supporters of the first Hollow Knight. To thank the fans for their support, the team makes Cherry Silksong "100 percent free" for the original supporters.
There is no release date yet, but we know that Silksong will be released on Nintendo Switch and PC. Apparently, "more platforms can happen in the future," so Xbox and PlayStation users need that space.