Celeste was one of the most critically-praised Switch releases of last year, combining super-hard platforming action with an interesting storyline and a wealth of accessability options to make sure everyone playing it would be able to see the end, even if they sucked big time.
So it's little surprise that developer Matt Makes Games is producing some DLC for it, though here's a nice tweak to that - it's going to be absolutely free. For everyone. No matter what platform. Hooray!
According to Matt himself, it'll be on continuous chapter, so there's no extra-tough B-sides to play through - nor will there be collectible strawberries available. That said, it is considered even harder than the game's current hardest levels, and will feature new items and mechanics to play around with, so hardcore fans will surely love it.
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
But here's the bad news - it won't be out in time for the game's anniversary on January 25th. Matt hasn't provided a release date yet, but basically, don't go expecting it until next month at the very least.
Still, free DLC is nothing to be sniffed at, and if you've already bested every level and are itching for more, harder action, this is sure to ease your pains. Personally, I've not played Celeste yet, though I've heard nothing but praise for it so I'll be sure to check it out and "git gud" before the DLC hits.
You can grab Celeste on Switch right now for £17.99/$19.99, though it has been known to go on sale from time to time if that's a bit out of your price range. We'll let you know when the DLC has an actual release date, and hopefully have some thoughts on how hard it really is and how many Joy-Cons we broke in the process of beating it.