Hollow Knight’s dead cell crossover could be a good sign for Silksong

November 22 is a big day for Motion Twin’s Dead cells, the indie roguelike caught on fire and won Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2018. It’s been consistently rolling out updates since its release and on Monday. Dead cells gives Update 26: “Everybody’s here.” At the heart of Update 26 are six skins based on different indie games, but it’s probably the most exciting for those looking forward to it. Hollow Knight: Silksong is the Knight’s nail.

Five of the crossovers provide a complete look for Dead cellsprotagonist, The Beheaded: The Drifter from Heart Machine’s Hyper Light Drifter, The Penitent One from The Game Kitchen’s Blasphemy, Juan from Drinkbox Studios’ Guacamelee, Skul from SouthPAW Games’ Skul: Hero Killerand Caradog McCallister from Passtech Games’ Curse of the Dead Gods – published Dead cells DLC this early year. Knight from Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight are the only characters that don’t appear directly (probably because they’re basically the same size as a bug), but the fact that this crossover is happening is still hopefully a good sign for the future. Development is going on on Hollow Knightof the next part.


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Hollow Knight: Silksong’s Development Has Been Quiet


Hollow Knight: Silksong was announced more than 1,000 days ago on February 14, 2019 and has been highly anticipated since then. Later that year, an extended gameplay segment debuted during E3 2019’s Nintendo Treehouse Live event. However, even though the game looks pretty much the same skeleton as the original. Hollow Knight, news about the sequel is very sparse.

A soundtrack preview released in late 2019 and more was shown in an Edge magazine distributed in late 2020. More common, however, is radio silence, or in the odd case Team Cherry announced Silksong will not appear at E3 2021 to lower fan expectations. The silence is not surprising considering the small number of the Australian team and the potential for failure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hard to bet on something like the February 2022 release window suggested by this year’s Nvidia GeForce Now leak. Still Dead cells crossovers may offer some hope.

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Dead Cells Hollow Knight Crossover Could Mean Bigger Things To Come

Silksong confident name recognition

It should be noted that cross occurrence does not mean Silksong necessarily near the end. Something like The Knight appeared in Dead cells would make a good marketing boost, but Hollow KnightIts monumental success is surprising given the lack of more official crossovers that have nothing to do with anything. If it is a Silksong Hornet’s ad, needle and thread might be a better weapon for The Beheaded to equip.

That said, a crossover of this caliber; one with seven different indie games put together; It must have taken a long time to organize. If Team Cherry is willing to commit to this idea, it means the studio is turning around and wants to make sure Hollow Knight in the collective consciousness. The potential February 2022 release window could hold even more water with that assumption, especially if Team Cherry decides everything is ready to jump back into the saddle at Game Awards 2021 next month.

Dead cells and Hollow Knight coming together could easily be a bit of fun for fans, as most of the other games that came out in Update 26 like Hyper Light Drifter and Guacamelee can not use it as a springboard for more. Interesting things like this happen all the time, such as recently Terraria and Don’t starve intersection. Many fans will still be hoping for more, and it would be great to know if Team Cherry can confidently reveal more about Silksong Early.

Hollow Knight: Silksong Currently in development for PC and Switch.

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