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Hollow Knight: Silksong is coming to Game Pass day one

Team Cherry showed off gameplay of the much-anticipated metroidvania sequel Hollow Knight: Silksong at the Xbox Bethesda Showcase, and it's on Game Pass

Hollow Knight: Silksong gameplay and Game Pass release confirmed

The first new Hollow Knight: Silksong gameplay has been revealed at the Xbox and Bethesda Games showcase – and, even more shockingly, we got confirmation of a Silksong Game Pass release, meaning that the much-anticipated platformer will be available on PC and Xbox day one on Microsoft’s subscription service.

It’s been a long wait for any news of Hollow Knight: Silksong, with developer Team Cherry insisting back in 2019 that it will only release the game when it “matches the quality and scale of Hollow Knight.” Team Cherry has also been firm that it will only name a release date once it is “100% certain” that the game will be ready in time. Well, that time is nearly here and it seems like Silksong could be available in either 2022 or 2023.

If you’re into 2D action platforming games, metroidvanias, or even soulslike games, Hollow Knight is a must-try. Don’t be like me, who put it off for years with just a tentative poking at the first couple of hours. It’s one of the standout games of its type – there’s good reason why so many people have been eagerly anticipating this next game in the series. One fan has even been posting drawings every day until Silksong releases.

You can check out the trailer below:

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Additional contributions from Chris J Capel.