Hollow Knights Sequel Details | Tag Roundup #122

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Hollow Knight is critically acclaimed for its game mechanics and challenging difficulty. The popular 2017-release is getting a sequel to continue the Metroidvania-esque adventure!

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Hollow Knight: Silksong Looks Like Another Winner – Dexerto

Even though we still don’t have a release date, we’ve got a lot to be excited about in the upcoming Hollow Knight sequel. It was originally slated as a DLC for the original but has since been fleshed out into a full stand-alone campaign.

The 2019 announcement trailer gave 2 minutes of content, and the subsequent E3 demo showed off almost 20 minutes of gameplay! We get more of the things that made the first game great: a beautiful soundtrack, enchanting sounds of the map, clever world design, and ingenious game mechanics.

Your protagonist, Hornet, is now bigger, can jump higher, and has improved acrobatic abilities. You’ll need as many of these improvements as possible as you navigate the treacherous world of Hollow Knight: Silksong.

Enemies in Silksong look as though they are possessed by a larger force. Things start out pretty slow, but you unlock plenty of attacks and movement abilities as you progress.

The game is both spooky and cute at the same time. We’ve got more than 150 new enemies to battle, but the character design has a charming appeal to it. It’s an interesting aesthetic for such a deadly environment.

There’s a new currency in Silksong. You’ll collect it throughout your adventures to purchase new tools and replenish your inventory. You can lose the ‘rosary beads’ when you die, but players will keep shell shards even after death.

The new Hollow Knight also has some religious undertones to the story. You’ll see bells, charms, and other musical elements in Silksong’s gameplay.

While hollow Knight is notoriously unforgiving, the game is wonderfully satisfying as you adapt to the tolls in your arsenal. The gameplay is smooth as you dash and hop along the platforms.

Even with the extended gameplay video, we still don’t have a full account of the Silksong details. I’ll keep an eye out for any more news about Hollow Knight in 2022!

Have you already completed the first Hollow Knight? What are you most excited to see in the sequel? Join the conversation in the comments section, below!

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