We must admit, Team Cherry's announcement couldn't have been more loving as the announcement of Hollow Knight sequel called Silksong dropped right on Valentine's Day, along with a spectacular trailer that promises even more fun this time.
Now, bear in mind that Silksong was initially planned to be released as DLC, with its development dating as far back as the launch of Hollow Knight in February 2017. "But as we dove in, it quickly became too large and too unique to stay a DLC", the team wrote.
Hollow Knight: Silksong stars Hornet, deadly huntress and protector of Hallownest's ruins, who's transported to a "new kingdom haunted by silk and song".
Armed with her trusted needle and thread, Hornet will take on more than 150 brand new foes with an arsenal of acrobatic moves that turn Hollow Knight into an even bigger spectacle.
Other than new moves and foes, Hollow Knight: Silksongbrings new tools, including "traps and mechanisms to confound your enemies", and new locations, where players will "explore coral forests, mossy grottos, gilded cities and misted moors as you ascend to the shining citadel at the top of the world."
Also back on the job is composer Christopher Larkin, whose exquisite work graced the original Hollow Knight and matched it to the beat. Judging by the short sampling in the trailer alone, the man knocked it out of the park once more. Not that we doubted it, but still.
The game will have a so-called Silk Soul mode, a brand new higher difficulty mode for when you've completed the game and are up for a new challenge.
Team Cherry didn't forget the support by their Kickstarter backers, who are getting Hollow Knight: Silksong for free, all they need to do is make a choice between PC and Nintendo Switch versions.
Hollow Knight: Silksong will initially be available on PC, Linux, Mac and Nintendo Switch. Team Cherry expect to eventually release it for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but they reminded they're still a three-man team, so it'll take time.