Developer Team Cherry has revealed that the once planned Hornet DLC is now a full-blown sequel to their Metroidvania hit Hollow Knight. This new game is called Hollow Knight: Silksong and will be released for Nintendo Switch and PC at its launch. There was no release window given.
Hollow Knight: Silksong is all about the character Hornet from the first game. Players will be in control of her this time as she explores an entirely new kingdom and tries to reach its peak. The story seems to kick off with Hornet being captured and taken to this unfamiliar land. After she escapes, you’ll want to explore the land and figure out just why Hornet was captured.
Playing as Hornet allows for a whole new repertoire of acrobatic combat maneuvers and deadly tools. The game will have 150 brand new enemies and what appears to be many more new bosses as well. The trailer really conveys the vast amounts of new content with new friends, quests, towns, tools, secrets, and more. Christopher Larkin is also returning to compose the score for Hollow Knight: Silksong.
As for Kickstarter backers of the original Hollow Knight, Team Cherry has promised that backers will receive Hollow Knight: Silksong for free. Backers at or above the $10 tier can choose either PC or Switch as their platform by simply filling out a survey the team will send closer to release. Unfortunately, no release window of any kind has been given.
You can view the full announcement trailer below.