Hollow Knight: Silksong delayed as project scale continues to grow

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Going Deeper Underground

Sorry to start your day with a bit ‘o’  glum news, but Team Cherry has announced that it is pushing long-long-long awaited adventure Hollow Knight: Silksong out of its “Early 2023” release window. The great-looking sequel remains in development for PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms.

“Hey gang, just a quick update about Silksong,” wrote Team Cherry marketer Matthew Griffin on Twitter. “We had planned to release in the 1st half of 2023, but development is still continuing. We’re excited by how the game is shaping up, and it’s gotten quite big, so we want to take the time to make the game as good as we can. Expect more details from us once we get closer to release.”

The sequel to the award-winning 2017 bug-based escapade, Hollow Knight: Silksong was first projected as DLC for the original game, before the scope and scale of the project led Team Cherry to develop it as a fully-fledged sequel. Since then, it has become a bit of a running gag among the community, as a confirmed release date continues to evade the eager fans. This latest pushback will no doubt garner further sighs, but we can have faith in Team Cherry’s ability to deliver the goods when the fateful day arrives.

Hollow Knight: Silksong will follow the adventure of the former antagonist-turned-friend Hornet, who finds herself a prisoner of the troubled kingdom of Pharloom. Utilizing her acrobatic abilities and deadly precision, Hornet embarks on a quest to escape the new world while learning of the reason behind her capture.

Hollow Knight: Silksong is currently in development for PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

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