Hollow Knight fans over at the game's Discord have been treated to a series of riddles, which resulted in a prize - a reveal of Hollow Knight: Silksong's new and quite dark NPC.
Apparently, the solution to the riddles was a password for a protected zip file. It spelt "huntress" so we can only assume this is the name of the new NPC. That's more of an assumption though, so don't take our word for it - the protagonist is also technically a huntress.
The file also contained a description of Hollow Knight: Silksong's newcomer that says, "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."
There's clearly no shortage of darkness in the character's description, but we've come to expect that side of quirkiness with Hollow Knight's base game.
Hollow Knight: Silksong won't be regurgitating its predecessor's content, as the new protagonist, Hornet, offers a different sort of playstyle right from the get-go. Armed with a needle and thread, Hornet is far more of an acrobat than her predecessor.
Hornet will be fighting more than 150 new enemies, use new tools like traps and mechanisms and if you feel like being challenged - there's the Silk Soul mode, which is likely to leave you with a headache or two.
As part of the reward, Team Cherry provided a short GIF of Hollow Knight: Silksong's new NPC, which can be found on Reddit .