Hollow Knight: Silksong Delayed To Second Half Of 2023
The release of Team Cherry’s upcoming Metroidvania game, Hollow Knight: Silksong, has been delayed to the second half of the year 2023.
Developer Team Cherry took to Twitter to announce that its forthcoming sequel to Hollow Knight, Hollow Knight: Silksong, has been delayed past the first half of 2023. In its post, the developer stated that it had originally planned to release the metroidvania title during the first half of 2023. However, it added that development is still ongoing.
The studio shared its excitement for how the game is shaping up, and mentioned that it the project has been a significant undertaking. As such, the developer decided to take the time to make the game as good as it can.
Hollow Knight: Silksong is an upcoming Metroidvania game developed and published by Team Cherry for Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The game was first announced on February 14, 2019, as a sequel to the popular 2017 game, Hollow Knight.
Silksong takes place in a kingdom filled with bugs and has similar gameplay to its predecessor, Hollow Knight, with a greater emphasis on speed, combat, and platforming. The player takes control of Hornet, an insectoid creature who wields a needle to fight off enemies, including over 165 different types that are planned to appear in the game. Hornet also meets friendly non-playable characters along her journey.
One of the new features in Silksong is the quest system, where characters will ask Hornet to complete various tasks across four different sections: Hunt, Gather, Wayfarer, and Grand Hunt. Additionally, Hornet can craft weapons, tools, and traps from materials she gathers during her adventure. Unlike the Knight from Hollow Knight, Hornet uses silk instead of soul to heal. She can quickly heal three masks of damage while on the move, as opposed to the Knight’s slow, one-mask-at-a-time healing method that leaves him vulnerable to more attacks.