Although Sony has yet to announce a release window for Hollow Knight: Silk song, the company revealed on Friday that the game will be available for the PS4, PS5, and PC.
Before this, the game had only been confirmed on the Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
In June, it was announced that Silk song will be available exclusively through Microsoft Game Pass, prompting some to speculate that this exclusivity deal might prevent the game from being released on PlayStation 4.
The original Hollow Knight was available on PlayStation 4. That’s not the case, as confirmed by Sony. After Hornet is caught by the Hollow Knight and sent to an unknown kingdom, Silk song will accompany her there.
In classic Metroidvania action-adventure fashion, players will aid her in surviving and escaping the kingdom by discovering various equipment and weapons that can be used to open up new routes.
The critically acclaimed indie game Hollow Knight has a sequel in the form of Hollow Knight: Silksong, which was released in 2017.
Since Hollow Knight became so popular, developer Team Cherry scrapped their original plan to release downloadable content in favor of a sequel.
Although Team Cherry hopes to release Silksong before June 2023, there is currently no confirmed release date for the game.
Speculations on when Hollow Knight will be released
We expect to see the release of Hollow Knight: Silksong on or before June 12th, 2023. This was announced at the Xbox Showcase, where a trailer showcasing the game’s gameplay was first presented.
The Xbox Twitter account has stated that all of the featured games from the showcase will be available to play within the “next 12 months.” The fact that we will be able to play Silksong in less than a year has us quite excited.
Knight without a Heart The Platforms of Silksong
There will be versions of Hollow Knight: Silksong for the Xbox One X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC (through Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store).
Moreover, Team Cherry has stated that they have obtained an Xbox Game Pass release for Hollow Knight: Silksong, indicating that it will be made available to all users on the day of release in 2023.
Which PlayStation consoles will support Hollow Knight: Silksong?
Players have been wondering if Team Cherry’s 2019 sequel, Hollow Knight Silksong, will be coming to PS4 and PS5 ever since the announcement was made.
It was unclear for a long time, especially after Xbox players found out the game would be available on Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
As luck would have it, PlayStation has since dispelled all doubt. On Twitter (link opens in new tab), the platform owner announced (closes tab) that Hollow Knight: Silksong would be released for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
Video of the Silksong, Hollow Knight
Up above, you can see Team Cherry’s initial February 2019 reveal trailer for Hollow Knight: Silksong. The trailer’s opening minutes depicted Hornet’s abduction before cutting to her escaping captors and adventuring through verdant meadows and dark tunnels.
Based on what we saw in the teaser, there will be new foes to vanquish, new monsters to take on, new friends to make along the road, and new towns to discover, each with their own cast of NPCs and set of missions.
There’s also this second gameplay clip for Hollow Knight: Silksong to enjoy from E3 2022. More hints at upcoming gameplay, more bosses and villains, and more appearances from our old acquaintance Hornet, who has been elevated from friend and foe to playable hero.
Play the first trailer for Hollow Knight: Silksong now!
The original Hollow Knight: Silksong trailer is still the most effective in terms of promoting the game. It begins with Hornet in the forefront and soon explodes into action.
The scene, in which Hornet dashes toward foes and thwacks them apart, is at once familiar and fresh. A instrument that resembles a grappling hook is included.
You can see ledges that go higher up into the kingdom and passageways that lead to different locations off to the sides of the screen. The number of foes and bosses to vanquish has increased dramatically.
Akin to the climactic showdowns in Sekiro and Bloodborne, one boss encounter appears to take place on a bed of flowers while the sun shines down on the action.
A large cast of new NPCs can be encountered as well, each with their own unique speech quirks that have become instantly recognisable hallmarks of the Hollow Knight series. They’ll be dispersed around Pharloom, both in existing settlements and in the brand-new ones you’ll find there.
Those interested in seeing the entirety of Hollow Knight: Silksong in action can do so in the 20-minute Nintendo video (opens in new tab). You can see some of Hornet’s new powers in action, and the entire game is covered from the prologue to the first boss.