Team Cherry, the 3 man team that built the award winning game Hollow Knight, dropped a bombshell this week on social media – The Hornet DLC originally pegged for Hollow Knight is now a full blown sequel!
Hollow Knight: Silksong follows Hornet – the deuteragonist in Hollow Knight as she’s captured and taken to another kingdom. The trailer featured scintillating new worlds, 150 new enemies and of course the masterful action and platforming that Team Cherry has been known to deliver. This was pegged as the first paid DLC for Hollow Knight as the team was known for generously delivering free DLC content packs to players throughout its development. The Hornet DLC looked to be way bigger than they originally intended and is now worthy of being called the true sequel for the game.
For fans who are unfamiliar with the world of Hollow Knight, it’s considered one of the best independent games ever created. And better yet it’s also considered to be one of the best metroidvanias ever made, only rivalling the true founders of the genre such as Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The original game throws you into the somber world of Hallownest, originally a prosperous kingdom, into its now barren towns and regions, exploring and fighting tricky and difficult enemies, gorgeous boss fights, and pinpoint accuracy platforming and exploration. Known as the “Dark Souls of the Metroidvania genre”, the gorgeously drawn and animated game is known for its challenging and at the same time satisfying gameplay that keeps players coming back for more.
The original Hollow Knight has sold more than 2.8 million copies and has been nominated for multiple “Game of the Year” awards on PC and Switch. It took home the Australian Games Awards “Independent Game of the Year” award as well in 2018. The sequel looks to build on that momentum with more of that great and deceivingly cute art that was the hallmark of the first game, all-new enemies, and from the looks of the trailer, a faster and more exciting pace with Hornet’s new tools of the trade.
The Steam page for Silksong is now up but there’s no announcement of the launch or any pre-orders just yet. Better yet, if you backed the original Hollow Knight, you’re given a copy of Hollow Knight: Silksong for free (!) on the platform of your choice. Some things are better seen than read about so more about the game can be found in the trailer for Silksong. Are you excited about the game? Have you finished Hollow Knight? Tell us what you think!
Article by Franz Francisco Chan