Hollow Knight sold 2.8 million copies thus far, the sequel Silksong will be free for all Kickstarter backers

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From the blog post: http://teamcherry.com.au/hollow-knight-silksong/


Thanks to the incredible support of players and Kickstarter backers, what started out as a tiny game jam idea has become a game bought and played by over 2.8 million people!
As a backer, your support made this happen, so you’ll of course be receiving your copy of Hollow Knight: Silksong 100% free.

Hollow Knight: Silksong PC (Windows, Mac & Linux) copies will be supplied as both a Steam Key and a DRM free version.
Incredible news all around.
 

Bushido

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Well deserved, might be the best Metroidvania I've ever played and the sequel is on top of my most wanted list now.
 

PlayBee

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Reminder that they announced 1M sold on PC at the beginning of July last year, right after the Switch version launched. Very good sales in the last 8 months.
 

Bonejack

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Great for kickstarter backers. As a non-backer, i'm happily giving the devs money for Silksong. Keep up the good work!
 
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That seems a bit silly - but if that's the deal for the KS, so be it. I'm going to be buying this day 1! Can't wait.
 

modiz

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so many sales, and yet they still give it away for free for backers? this is praise worthy. they even make it sound like it is so obvious that they need to give it for free for their backers when it clearly is not.
 

Nosgoroth

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Wow, 2.8M is absolutely bonkers.

The DLC-become-sequel looks amazing, and, since I'm a backer and it was originally a stretch goal, I get it for free. What else could I ask for?

Team Cherry joins Yacht Club Games in the realm of devs that keep their promises in the most crazy way possible.
 

Kismet

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I still haven't finished Hollow Knight. I find it too stressful. It needs more checkpoints :(

the left guy is cute BTW
 

Frox

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Even if I get it for free I'm still gonna buy it.

Bought HK 2 times and backed it.

<3 Team Cherry.
 

Nosgoroth

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so many sales, and yet they still give it away for free for backers? this is praise worthy. they even make it sound like it is so obvious that they need to give it for free for their backers when it clearly is not.
It is, actually -- it was originally a stretch goal DLC campaign to be released for free to backers. Of course, what we're getting is WAY MORE than we anticipated, but I don't think they could have kept it from backers without backlash. That said, there are only, like, 5k backers, we're a drop in the bucket given the crazy figures we're working with at this point.
 

Bede-x

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Free to backers? But Team Cherry your game is already too cheap. We're robbing you blind.
 

NotLiquid

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Hollow Knight must have been a beast on the Switch for them to prioritize that platform. I remember how quickly it shot up and remained on eShop charts the minute it stealth dropped.
 
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so many sales, and yet they still give it away for free for backers? this is praise worthy. they even make it sound like it is so obvious that they need to give it for free for their backers when it clearly is not.
It was a Kickstarter stretch goal that got expanded in to a larger dlc. They did promise they'd get it for free, and it's only a tiny fraction of the players anyway.
 

jariw

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Is Hollow Knight now part of the 3rd party million sellers club on Switch?

Amazing indie devs anyway!
 

Layla

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looking at the Kickstarter there were 2,158 backers, a drop in the ocean compared to the millions of sales
 

Mokujin

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Wow that's awesome, I'm not a backer but feels so right to back up awesome developers getting their games.
 

Blizz

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Congrats to Team Cherry, they deserve everything and more, cannot wait for Silksong.
 

OmegaDL50

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That seems a bit silly - but if that's the deal for the KS, so be it. I'm going to be buying this day 1! Can't wait.
Why is it silly for Kickstarter backers of the original Hollow Knight to get the sequel for free? If it wasn't for backer funding of the original game the game would not have been developed in the first place. Getting the new game seems like a fair reward for their support. Nevermind the promised stretch goal.
 

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Nice. Great success. The Switch version must have sold amazing, hopefully console version did well too.
 

Linde

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curious about platform split

bought it on switch personally. still havent beaten it as ive been preoccupied with smash
 

Mikebison

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It's honestly unnecessarily generous. Game launched for a 1/3 of it's actual value and they've been giving free content for 2 years.

Team Cherry are a treasure.
 

Akai

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Team Cherry clearly consists of philanthropes. Setting quite the example here.
 

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I’ll be buying on multiple systems, just like the first game. I am beyond hyped!