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."
"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.