The developers of Hollow Knight have revealed that a full sequel to the game is in the works, and it will be given for free to all 2158 backers of the original Hollow Knight Kickstarter project.
Hollow Knight: Silksong is a sequel to Hollow Knight that stars Hornet from the original game. The original plan was for Hornet to playable in a DLC campaign, but those ideas evolved into a full Hollow Knight sequel set in a brand new area and with over 150 new enemies to battle.
If you were one of the original Kickstarter backers for Hollow Knight, then you will receive a code for a free copy of the PC version of Hollow Knight: Silksong, with people who backed over $10AUD being able to choose between a copy of either the Nintendo Switch or PC version of the game. The choice was due to Team Cherry recognizing how popular the Nintendo Switch had become and its role in helping Hollow Knight become so successful.
The reason for Team Cherry's generosity has to do with the success of the original Hollow Knight, which raised around fifty thousand AUS dollars and went on to sell over 2.8 million copies across various platforms. It's due to the initial investment of those fans that Team Cherry was able to release a multi-award winning game.
Hornet is a far more agile character than the protagonist of Hollow Knight, which means that her game will involve action that is far more fast-paced than the original game. Anyone who has played the original Hollow Knight can attest to her skill from when you have to battle her. The fact that the Hollow Knight sequel is focusing on a similar character from the first game is reminiscent of how the DLC campaigns for Shovel Knight have worked.
The original Hollow Knight was an amazing Metroidvania game that used elements of the Dark Souls series to make the gameplay even more challenging while immersing the player in a dark and gothic world of insects, which gave Hollow Knight a setting like no other. The sequel to Hollow Knight promises more of the same and it will be exciting to return to the kingdom beneath the soil.
Hollow Knight: Silksong is currently in development for Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.