Devs Announce Hollow Knight: Silksong Won’t Be At E3 2021

Hollow Knight: Silksong cover art showcasing main character Hornet.

Hollow Knight fans hoping to get news on a possible release date for sequel Hollow Knight: Silksong, we have bad news.

Developer Team Cherry announced the sequel will be missing from this year’s E3. PR and marketing lead Matthew ‘Leth’ Griffin revealed the news on Discord, which was later shared on the Hollow Knight subreddit. At the time of this writing, the post accumulated over 450 comments.

Team Cherry public relations announce Hollow Knight: Silksong will not be at E3 2021.
Image via Hollow Knight subreddit

“Hey guys!” Griffin said.” I just wanted to pop in to let you know that Team Cherry does not have any announcements/blogs scheduled for E3 this year.”

While similar announcements routinely get blasted with negative comments, the subreddit reacted neutrally. Some expressed disappointment for the wait and others appreciated knowing not to expect it ahead of the expo.

“I appreciate them coming out and saying that,” Redditor Highrevz said. “I’m looking forward to E3 but I don’t have to disappoint my self by expecting Silksong to be there.”

Fans began to theorize what could be the cause of the long development cycle. Despite Team Cherry being a team of three, a few comments felt the team announced the sequel too early. I feel the matter is pretty cut-and-dry, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Team Cherry did this to shock fans with news.

The Hollow Knight: Silksong Wait Continues

It’s not surprising some fans felt let down by the announcement of E3’s return. Team Cherry first revealed the Hollow Knight sequel in 2019. We then saw an extended look at gameplay at E3 later that year, but nothing really since. Many fans hoped to see its return this year, but looks like they will need to wait longer.

E3 2021 runs June 12 to June 15 with companies like Xbox, Nintendo, Square Enix and more to reveal upcoming games.

Hollow Knight: Silksong is set to release for PC & Switch, but no release date has been announced.

Jeremy Culver is the founder and owner of Press Start. He's been playing games since as long as he can remember with his favorite series being Final Fantasy. You can send him news tips by emailing

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