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Hollow Knight Silksong release date estimate, trailers, and more

The wait for the Hollow Knight Silksong release date has been a long one, and now that we're in 2024 we're getting closer to answers.

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Back when the incredible Metroidvania Hollow Knight was originally a Kickstarter project, Team Cherry promised extra content for the game that would let you control the character Hornet, who appears as an antagonist of sorts in Hollow Knight. Well, as they slowly worked on the Hornet DLC, Team Cherry wanted to add more content than originally planned, eventually turning it into its own, separate game, called Hollow Knight Silksong. So, when is the Hollow Knight Silksong release date?

In its original reveal trailer, Team Cherry announced that it was aiming to release Hollow Knight Silksong in 2019. Well, you might notice that was a little while ago, and we don’t have the game yet, so what happened? Team Cherry is a very small studio, with only three or four permanent staff members, so obvious world events hit them as hard as anywhere, and Hollow Knight Silksong has clearly been pushed back, delaying its inevitable entry to our list of the best Nintendo Switch games. Here’s all the latest information we have on the project.

Without further ado, let’s dive into our Hollow Knight Silksong release date guide.

Hollow Knight Silksong release date speculation

Given the length of delays, we’re now expecting Hollow Knight Silksong to be released in late 2024. If it was due to come any earlier, we’d have expected to hear some official confirmation by now.

As for when we might hear that confirmation, considering Team Cherry revealed the original for Nintendo Switch in a Nintendo Direct presentation (Nintendo’s E3 2018 Presentation to be exact), it’s not wild to assume we’ll have to wait until a full Nintendo Direct or similar-sized event to finally get a release date.

After an appearance in June 2022’s Xbox Games Showcase, fans’ hopes were high that Hollow Knight: Silksong might appear within the next year, as Xbox released a statement saying that all featured games were coming to Xbox in the next year.

However, Team Cherry’s head of marketing, Matthew Griffin, released a statement, saying, “Hey gang, just a quick update about Silksong. 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.”

Quality is more important than anything else, so we hope Team Cherry takes all the time it needs to make a worthy follow-up to one of the best Metroidvania games ever made. It must be said, though, that not all fans are quite so patient. In February 2024, Silksong fans threatened to “sacrifice” the Silksong subreddit in protest of the lack of updates on the game. But we’re still excited, and considering how great the original Hollow Knight was, we’re sure Silksong will be worth the wait.

Is there a Hollow Knight Silksong trailer?

Here’s the official Hollow Knight Silksong announcement trailer from Nintendo’s E3 presentation 2019.

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You can also find the Xbox & Bethesda Hollow Knight Silksong trailer below!

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Is there a Hollow Knight Silksong gameplay trailer?

Here’s the official Hollow Knight Silksong gameplay trailer from Nintendo’s E3 presentation 2019.

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Is Hollow Knight Silksong coming to Switch?

Nintendo Switch has been confirmed to be one of the platforms Hollow Knight: Silksong will eventually be released on. If it follows the release pattern of the original Hollow Knight, it will likely be a Nintendo Switch console exclusive for several months, before reaching other platforms.

Is Hollow Knight Silksong coming to PS4, PS5 and Xbox?

Right now, Hollow Knight: Silksong is only officially confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch & PC. This will likely change after release, but don’t expect it to be coming to other platforms on launch day.

That’s all the information we currently have on the Hollow Knight Silksong release date so far, but hopefully, it’s not long before we have more. If you need something to play to make the wait more bearable, check out our guide to the best Switch Metroidvania games to keep your thumbs busy.