Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight Silksong was featured during the Xbox/Bethesda Showcase. This is the first time we’ve seen the game in a very, very long time, and the game’s rabid fans have let their anticipation be known. And while seeing the game would have been notable enough, we also learned some big news: Hollow Knight Silksong will launch on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
However, there is no release date yet, but Xbox suggested it will launch in the next 12 months. That’s because every game shown during the Xbox/Bethesda briefing today will be released in the next year (pending any delays). A new trailer for Silksong was shown during the Xbox/Bethesda Showcase, revealing more of the long-in-development sequel.
Hollow Knight Silksong is the full sequel to Hollow Knight rather than an expansion as the name may imply. It was first revealed more than three years ago and is planned to launch for PC, Mac, Linux, and Nintendo Switch, in addition to Xbox Series X|S. Development began shortly after the first game launched back in 2017.
Hollow Knight: Silksong is the follow-up to the original Hollow Knight, one of the most celebrated independent games of the 2010s. Silksong was originally announced in 2019 and stars Hornet, a non-playable character from Hollow Knight. Generally considered one of the best metroidvanias of recent years, Hollow Knight received its first update since 2018 earlier this year, which squashed a number of bugs in the game’s Unity version.