Hollow Knight: Silksong appears on Xbox Store, is it coming soon?

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Hollow Knight: Silksong has been listed on the Xbox Games Store and rated by the ESRB, but what does this mean for its release date?

If ever there was a jaded fanbase, it would be the Hollow Knight fans who have been waiting on Hollow Knight: Silksong for years. Initially announced as DLC in February 2019, Silksong bloomed into a full-blown sequel. However, Team Cherry has kept its cards very close to its chest, with the latest gameplay trailer coming in 2022. Team Cherry also announced Silksong’s delay after the game was initially teased for a release in the first half of 2023.

“We’re excited by how the game is shaping up, and it’s gotten quite big, so we want to take the time to make the game as good as we can,” said Team Cherry publishing representative Matthew Griffin.

Finally, after another extended silence, Team Cherry updated fans on the game. Sort of.

Hollow Knight: Silksong listed on all major digital game storefronts, now has ESRB rating

Hollow Knight: Silksong is officially listed on the Xbox Games Store and rated by the ESRB.

Given that this news came out on April 1 of all days, with so many pranks from devs and leakers alike, Silksong fans were wary at first. However, the Xbox Store listing exists, and the account that broke the news was Matthew Griffin, an official representative of Team Cherry.

Fans reacted with glee upon finding out the news was legit. Many posted memes on social media that highlighted their initial skepticism before making way for actual hype. After all, Silksong fans hadn’t gotten any real news after the 2023 delay’s announcement. The Xbox Store listing could hint at an imminent release date for Hollow Knight: Silksong, or at the very least the reveal of one.

Is Hollow Knight: Silksong coming out in 2024?

Team Cherry has not announced a release date for Hollow Knight: Silksong, but the ESRB listing and addition to the Xbox Games Store is a positive development.

It’s worth noting that the game has been listed on the Nintendo E-Shop, PlayStation Store, and Steam for years. However, these listings did not feature the ESRB rating. 

Meanwhile, the Xbox Games Store listing lists Hollow Knight: Silksong “Everyone 10+.” Studios typically fill out ESRB documents when the game approaches the final stages of development as it effectively requires developers to list all manners of potentially offensive content in the game, with an unspecified addition potentially resulting in penalties for the developer.

That doesn’t mean that the release date for Hollow Knight: Silksong is imminent, as games have been leaked via their ESRB rating and still not come out for months. This is still a positive development for fans and definite proof that the game is really, definitely coming out. Some day.

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