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Hollow Knight Silksong Comes to Xbox Game Pass Day One

Hollow Knight Silksong

Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda Showcase brought new word of Hollow Knight: Silksong, the sequel to hit side-scrolling action game Hollow Knight. The trailer shown during the event was the first and most substantial look at the game since its reveal in 2019. Since then, information has been sparse, to the point that developer Team Cherry skipped last year’s showcase entirely.

Check out the reveal trailer below.

With the showcase focused on titles that will be released by June 2023, would-be players of Hollow Knight: Silksong can expect the game within that window. It’ll also be a day-one Xbox Game Pass release, meaning subscribers will see it in their PC and Xbox console libraries when it’s ready to play.

Originally intended as DLC content for the original Hollow KnightSilksong grew into its own game. Players will control Hornet, the princess-protector of Hallownest, and a lethal hunter. Hornet uses a needle-like weapon and silken threads in combat. She’ll also have a new set of moves and the ability to craft an array of weapons and gadgets to further exploration and unlock combat options. Over 150 new enemies and new zones were also promised.

Hollow Knight: Silksong will arrive on Xbox consoles, PC, and Xbox Game Pass by mid-2023. Nintendo Switch was also listed as a target platform in the initial announcement.

Josh Tolentino
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