As you may already be aware, Hollow Knight developer Team Cherry is currently hard at work on a sequel called Hollow Knight: Silksong. We know that Switch will be the only console to receive the game at launch, but other details are still pretty slim at present.

Changing that slightly, though, the team has provided a quick update on the game, showing off some of the characters we can expect to see in the final product (we've got images and descriptions of each for you below).

A lithe fencer wielding a gilded pin, the traditional weapon of Pharloom. Lace is a dangerous foe, cloaked in mystery, who’ll delight at causing Hornet’s swift, skewered demise.

Fierce and intimidating, Shakra is a warrior seeking her master, who vanished under strange circumstances. Shakra’s clan are skilled fighters who can handle their own in the kingdom’s wilds. Usefully for Hornet, each member of the clan also hones a Craft-Skill and Shakra’s mastery of cartography will prove invaluable on Hornet’s adventure.

Master of the Stage, the Brush and the Voice, the flamboyant butterfly Trobbio seeks fame and adoration throughout Pharloom.

An optimistic pilgrim on a spiritual journey. Sherma’s path may often cross with Hornet’s own, but his lack of combat and acrobatic prowess can land him in desperate need of aid.

Garmond and Zaza
A rambunctious older bug and his noble steed, on a quest to discover a new home. Garmond may be the chattier of the two, but Zaza could be the real brains of the pair.

From left to right (top row): Lace, Shakra, Trobbio / (bottom row): Sherma, Garmond and Zaza

That's not all, though, as the team has also shared a quick message to thank fans for their support regarding the new game announcement.

"A very sincere thank you to all of you and your response to Silksong’s surprise-announce. Keeping a secret like that for 2 years is crazy tough! And the enthusiasm and passion from the community and fans is the world’s best reward. We’re right now working double-hard to make Hornet’s big adventure the giant, sprawling, surprising journey, you deserve."

If you missed the news, Hollow Knight is being treated to a gorgeous Collector's Edition. If you're yet to try this one out, or if you're a huge fan of the game, it's definitely worth a look.

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