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Hollow Knight: Silksong to include a character created by a fan who passed away

R.I.P. Seth

The sneaky character reveals for Hollow Knight: Silksong continue, this time with the debut of Seth, the character you see above.

"Seth" by Seth Goldman from r/HollowKnight

The character of Seth unfortunately has a bittersweet backstory. Seth was created by Hollow Knight fan Big_boi878, a young man who was struggling with Ewing sarcoma, a form of cancer. Big_boi878, whose real name is Seth, had a chance to talk to Team Cherry and share the character he had created. Team Cherry put the character in Hollow Knight: Silksong as a tribute.

Another new character race for Hollow Knight: Silksong detailed

Meet the fleas

Team Cherry has been sneaking out info on Hollow Knight: Silksong through reveals that fans have to unlock by solving puzzles. The second of those puzzles has been solved, giving players a look at some flea-like characters. You can check out the characters, along with the text included in the unlock below.

New character for Hollow Knight: Silksong discovered

Meet the Huntress

Internet detectives have managed to discover a new character for Hollow Knight: Silksong, and it all stems from a riddle disseminated by a Team Cherry playtester.

Matthew Griffin, a playtester/marketer with Team Cherry, shared a riddle via the Team Cherry discord, and fans got to work on it right away. The solution ended up being "huntress," which is most likely the name of this new character. The riddle's solution opened up a ZIP file that shared the artwork above, as well as the following dialog and profile.

“Ssssppiiiderr, Your ssstench is strange yet similar... Have you come bearing the organs of others? Or would you offer your own? Gift your sshell's warm insidess as ssweet feast for my brood'sss birth-meal?”

A towering old predator, awaiting her children to come. Though her attention is fixed on her task, she seems to know much about the waning state of Pharloom, scorning the Citadel above and the hapless pilgrims that make their ascent towards it.

That's all there is to share on the character for now, but it's likely Team Cherry will come out with an official reveal in the near future.

Team Cherry shares a development update on Hollow Knight: Silksong, including some new soundtrack samples

Cherry-picked content

Team Cherry has put out a new dev blog on the status of Hollow Knight: Silksong. The blog includes info on where the game's at, as well as some soundtrack samples. There's also details on recently-released merch and more. Make sure you read our portion of the blog below, and then click over for the full piece.

Silksong Development Progress

Right up front: We’re still going, building this (very large) game. Our desire to keep building, and building, and building sure hasn’t diminished, but our timelines have stretched a bit both to account for all that exciting new stuff and to tie up everything else.

As a small progress tease: You may remember for Silksong we promised over 150 all new enemies. To us, that always seemed a conservative estimate, and it turns out we were right! Here are just a few foes that came to life this week, enemy number 163, 164 and 165.

Though their names shall remain a mystery, we can say they’re members of a scholarly suite, former tenders of a dusty vault full of ancient knowledge. This is a tough later game trio who, when in battle, work closely together, covering for each other’s weaknesses.

And as some assurance: We’re not just randomly building things without an end in site. We know how this story unfolds and as much as we add, our intent is always to evoke the feeling of exploring a vast, surprising new world; one that matches (or exceeds) the scale and diversity of the original game.

We can’t wait to one day talk about all the wild evolutions to this new world that’ve taken place behind the scenes, but that day’ll have to wait until after the game is out and in your hands.

Silksong’s Soundtrack

Let’s talk music! Hollow Knight: Silksong sees Christopher Larkin returning once more with a full suite of moody and memorable tracks. Aligning with the game’s focus on Hornet, her needle and her thread, Silksong’s score sees a particular focus on strings.

Today, Chris is generously releasing 2 tracks off the upcoming album: ‘Lace’ the intense battle theme for one of Hornet’s main rivals and ‘Bonebottom’ the sombre score for Silksong’s starting town. Consider it a Christmas tease!

To date, Silksong’s complete score is sitting at about 30 (stunning) tracks, with several still to come. That’s already a step above Hollow Knight’s 26 tracks, and is a combination of Pharloom’s many varied locations, more unique boss themes and Chris’s own desire to one-up his achievements with the first game.

Expect the full Hollow Knight: Silksong Original Soundtrack to release at the same time as the game. Jump over to the following to see the above samples alongside Chris’s other work: Christopher Larkin Bandcamp

Check out the full blog here

Official Hollow Knight Piano Collections Album Announced

Another way to experience this gorgeous soundtrack

SEATTLE - November 25, 2019 - Materia Collective and Team Cherry are pleased to announce the official Hollow Knight Piano Collections album featuring music by Christopher Larkin arranged by David Peacock and performed by Augustine Mayuga Gonzales. The renowned score to one of the most acclaimed indie titles of of recent years is the perfect source material for these intimate piano arrangements, and fans will be pleased to know the album will be available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats with sheet music to release in digital and physical formats as well. Hollow Knight Piano Collections is available for pre-order today and will launch on November 28, 2019:

"Working on Hollow Knight Piano Collections has been a deeply rewarding experience," reflects arranger David Peacock. "My goal was to put together a selection of arrangements that both compliment the original material, and are expanded upon by the qualities and aesthetic of the piano performance. Enter the world of Hallownest as conveyed by my pianistic reinterpretation of Christopher Larkin's brilliant score."

The full track listing for Hollow Knight Piano Collections is as follows:

01. Dirtmouth
02. Crossroads
03. Greenpath
04. Hornet
05. Reflection
06. Mantis Lords
07. City of Tears
08. Resting Grounds
09. Dung Defender
10. Queen's Gardens
11.White Palace
12. Sealed Vessel
13. Radiance
14. Hollow Knight
15. Grimm Troupe

The limited edition CD and vinyl versions will be available via the Materia shop and on Bandcamp and will include beautiful artwork and illustrations by Nise, who previously illustrated Materia's Undertale Piano Collections. Physical CDs, vinyl, and sheet music books will begin shipping during the first quarter of 2020.

Hollow Knight seeing retail release in Japan

Two options to pick from

Fangamer has announced that they're bringing Hollow Knight to retail in Japan on Dec. 12th, 2019. Consumers will have two different options to choose from.

- Regular (4 000 Yen + taxes)
- Collector’s Edition (8 800 Yen + taxes, only available via the official Fangamer website)

Hollow Knight 'Troupe Master Grimm' plush and pin released

Two new pieces of merch!

Hollow Knight fans now have two more official pieces of merch to check out, thanks to FanGamer. The company has released both a Troupe Master Grimm pin, and plush doll.

Check out the pin here, and the plush here

This fan-made crocheted Hollow Knight doll is absolutely perfect

A work of art

Hollow Knight continues to receive amazing fan-art years after release, and the above crocheted doll is one of the best I've ever seen. The attention to detail is spot-on, and the craftsmanship is gorgeous! There's no doubt in my mind that this could be sold as an official bit of merchandise, and no one would ever complain.

Hollow Knight standard and Collector's editions hitting Japan

A Hollow victory

Fangamer Japan have announced plans to publish the physical version of Hollow Knight in Japan, and it's set to launch on Dec. 12th, 2019. Fangamer will release both the standard and Collector’s Editions. The standard edition is priced at ¥4,000, and includes the game, case, manual, and map. The Collector’s Edition is priced at ¥8,800, and includes all the goodies in the standard edition, plus a special box, brooch, comic, art cards, cloth, and a papercraft set.

Fangamer now stocking Hollow Knight: Collector's Edition with updated game cards

A Hollow victory

You might remember that Fangamer had a bit of an issue with their first round of Hollow Knight game cards, as they didn't include all of the DLC. That issue has since been remedied, and the version in stock right now has all the content on the game card. If you've been holding out on grabbing your copy, now's the time to jump in!

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