Celeste was one of 2018’s best games, and it’s getting free DLC on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch soon. The game’s creator, Matt Thorson, has shared details of the update on Twitter, and it sounds promising.
The expansion will consist of a new chapter containing some of the most difficult levels in the game. The added stages feature new items and mechanics, but no collectible strawberries, unlike the main game. No release date was mentioned for the DLC, only that it will be after the game’s one-year anniversary on January 25.
Some Celeste DLC Chapter details:
-It won’t be ready for the anniversary on Jan 25th, sorry!
-It’s all one continuous chapter, no B-Side
-It’s after the current hardest levels in difficulty
-There are some new items/mechanics
-Free on all platforms
— Matt Thorson 🍂 (@MattThorson) January 12, 2019
We awarded the platformer a 9/10 in our Celeste review. “It’s a testament to convincing writing and ingenious design that after playing Celeste I felt like I’d been on the same journey as Madeline,” we said. “Her struggle is one made easy to empathize with, her low points painful to watch, and her high notes exhilarating to experience. Her tale is delicately told and beautifully illustrated, confidently coalescing with the satisfying, empowering game it lies within. Not bad for a game about climbing a mountain.”
Celeste is free thanks to Xbox One’s Games With Gold program right now. Hurry though, it will go back to full price on January 31, while you have even less time to grab the month’s other free games.