After years of waiting, the Hollow Knight: Silksong release date window is finally a known quantity! If you've been waiting patiently just like everyone else since the game's announcement back in 2019 there is finally some good news to share.


At long last, we now know when the much-anticipated sequel is set to release, as revealed by the developer during the summer 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase.

The original fame blew fans away thanks to its dark, stylised graphics and challenging Metroidvania gameplay that mixed precision platforming with hardcore boss battles. In the sequel, more of the same is expected, but this time around, Hornet is back, and she's on your side!

Read on to find out when the long-awaited Hollow Knight: Silksong release window is.

When is the Hollow Knight: Silksong release date?

You can expect the Hollow Knight: Silksong release date to fall before July 2023. Hopefully, it releases in June, but you never know with game release dates and delays these days.

Hollow Knight: Silksong has yet to confirm an exact release date, though the official Xbox Twitter account has backed up what was revealed at the event, stating that the game will be available within the next year.

Can you pre-order Hollow Knight: Silksong?

Hollow Knight: Silksong can be pre-ordered at GAME. There is no confirmed release date or even box art, but you can officially pre-order the Metroidvania sequel from GAME.

Which consoles and platforms can play Hollow Knight: Silksong?

Hollow Knight: Silksong will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Linux. A healthy line up, there. For Xbox players, it will be available on Xbox Game Pass the day it’s released.

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Hollow Knight: Silksong gameplay and story details

The sequel puts players in control of Hornet, a popular needle-wielding character from the first game. Naturally, she employs a host of new skills as she traverses Hollow Knight’s crumbling insectoid world.

We're promised a visit to a whole new kingdom where you can explore coral forests, mossy grottos, gilded cities and misted moors as you ascend to the shining citadel at the top of the world. You'll be able to employ new moves and craft new tools to help you battle buggy baddies. Quests will allow you to hunt down rare beasts and and unearth ancient mysteries, battling a slew of new opponents all with their own abilities.

And if you conquer the whole thing, Team Cherry is adding an all-new mode that spins the game into a unique, challenging experience.

Is there a Hollow Knight: Silksong trailer?

Microsoft did reveal a gameplay trailer as part of the Xbox+Bethesda event. And you can watch it below...

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