Platformer 'Celeste' Is Getting Its First, Free DLC Really Soon
Matt Thorson, the Matt of Canadian indie developer Matt Makes Games, has announced the first DLC expansion for, undeniably, one of the best games of 2018, Celeste.
Via Twitter, the platformer's first add-on will be "one continuous chapter, no B-Side". This means, for those yet to play Celeste, that there won't be any hidden tapes to collect in the DLC (those of the main game unlock secret, tougher versions of the chapter they're found in).
He also explained how the unnamed expansion is "after the current hardest levels in difficulty," meaning (presumably) it'll be more of a challenge than the main game's C-Sides. And, although there's no Strawberries (in-game point bonuses) to find, new items and mechanics will be implemented.
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 :fallen_leaf: (@MattThorson) January 12, 2019
According to Thorson's post, said DLC won't be ready for Celeste's first anniversary, on 25 January. But expect it to release some time in February, possibly March.
But the sweetener here, or the Strawberry on top of the icing on top of the mountain-sized cake, is that Celeste's DLC will be free of charge on all platforms. A nice gesture, give that MMG could've charged £5 per time, and it would've sold with ease given the success the game saw in 2018.
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So if you're an Xbox Live Gold member and recently downloaded it through the free Games With Gold programme, you're winning right now. If you haven't, you've got until the end of January to do so - hurry!
We included Celeste in our GAMINGbible Games of the Year list, and deservedly so. Its reviews speak for themselves - mostly 9s or 10 out of 10s.
From its stunning, old-school-styled looks to an engaging storyline and innovative level design, Celeste is worth the time of any gamer. It's available on almost every platform, too, so there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't experience it. Its Switch version is our personal favourite.
But what do you think? Do you like Celeste? Will you play its new DLC? Would you have paid for it? Let us know.
Featured Image Credit: Matt Thorson/Noel Berry
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