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Hollow Knight: Silksong riddles reveal 4 new NPCs

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The creators behind the excellent Hollow Knight have been slowly revealing new characters through coded riddles for their upcoming sequel Hollow Knight: Silksong (opens in new tab). Members of the Hollow Knight Discord have been solving them throughout June and into July, revealing four new characters that players will meet in the game's gloomy world.

We've seen the huge creepy Huntress (opens in new tab), the cheeky snitchbug Grindle, a friendly band of travelling fleas, and finally an ancient bug guardian called Seth. Seth is a particularly special character due to Team Cherry designing him together with Seth Goldman, a Hollow Knight fan who recently passed away. As part of the Marty Lyons Foundation (opens in new tab), Seth got to meet Team Cherry and they asked him to create a character to be part of the Silksong universe.

On the Hollow Knight Discord, Team Cherry describes the bug warrior as, "An eternal protector, waiting amidst tangled roots at the base of the Citadel. He guards a secret long forgotten and will attack any who stray too close."

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"Imbued with stamina and strength beyond a normal bug, he strikes up close or from a distance with blinding speed. With unwavering devotion, this ancient guardian will fight until the very end, and beyond. Many of the Citadel’s caste have fallen to this deadly warrior. Those who encounter him should turn back, or else prepare for a vicious battle."

Now that the final riddle has been solved, there's nothing left to do now but wait for Team Cherry to announce Hollow Knight: Silksong's release date, which they have yet to confirm.

Thanks, Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.