Hollow Knight: Silksong finally gets a new trailer

This was the big one. The Xbox showcase is a bombastic event full of multimillion dollar games, but I don't think a single one was more ravenously anticipated than Hollow Knight: Silksong. Would it be at this year's not-E3? Would we finally learn when we'll be able to play it? Yes, and... no.

After years of developing in near-silence, Team Cherry has emerged from Hallownest to deliver a new Silksong trailer at the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase, and reveal that it's coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch.

What we didn't get is a release date.

It's been a long time since we've seen Silksong, or even gotten any new information about it. Edge magazine ran a feature on Silksong in December 2020, and since then it's been a dry year-and-a-half. This new trailer shows a whole lot of Silksong protagonist Hornet in action, with a few big words teasing elements of the game: Hunt, Survive, Vanquish. Aka: kill little things, navigate a treacherous environment, kill big things.

Sadly, we still don't know when Silksong is coming. The trailer ended without a release date, or even a year to give us some idea of when we'll be playing it.

Wes Fenlon
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Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.

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