Hollow Knight: Silksong developer Team Cherry has given an exclusive look at their long-awaited sequel to Edge Magazine.
Speaks in the Edge 354, which is sold today and can be purchased digitally through the Apple App Store here, co-directors Ari Gibson and William Pellen reveal completely new details about Silksong, and give Edge a comprehensive look at the game.
The new world of Pharloom, the couple says, is designed to take advantage of the Hornets’ increased physicality. Gibson tells Edge: “The horn can travel so much faster, she can jump higher, she can cut or climb on ledges, she is generally more acrobatic. So the caves around her have to be widened to accommodate her height.”
You can also expect enemies to present more exciting challenges. For example, in the original Hollow Knight, players could try to trick enemies into falling off platforms, while Pellen explains how the inhabitants of Pharloom are more sophisticated in Silksong: “The characters in this game, they are a bit of a step beyond that, where “It does not feel right for them to be so simple. Like they have to have surprising ways to chase you, keep up with you or avoid your attacks.”
There’s a lot more in the Edge cover feature, including screens that have never been seen before, as well as exciting new details about the world of Pharloom and its inhabitants, so be sure to pick up a copy and get a first-hand glimpse of what to expect from Team Cherrys comprehensive follow-up. On top of that, E354 also has The Edge Awards, highlighting the games that shone the most in 2020, along with a thorough look at the production of Tangle Tower.
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