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Celeste

Nintendo introduced a program awhile back for Switch Online subscribers in which certain games were made available entirely free for a period of time. In Japan, the next one to be included is Celeste.

Nintendo Switch Online members can access the entire game between May 18 and May 24. Those who are using the 7-day trial can also participate. Also, all progress can be transferred to the full version.

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Long after it was announced, the Chapter 9 update for Celeste was recently made available. IGN spoke with developer Matt Thorson about the extra content and more in a new interview. Thorson explained why they’re not charging for the new content (and revealed that there isn’t much interest in a sequel currently), why it took so long to release, and commented on the game’s sales.

We’ve rounded up these excerpts from the interview below. For the full discussion, head on over to IGN.

IGN has shared the first footage from Celeste Chapter 9, the free DLC launching September 9. View the gameplay below.

The new update for Celeste finally has an update. Chapter 9: Farewell launches September 9, developer Extremely OK Games announced today.

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Celeste players will have plenty to look forward to when the game’s free DLC launches. According to director Matt Thorson, over 100 levels will be included.

Thorson added that the team won’t mention anything regarding a release date “until we’re 100% sure, because as always we have missed every internal target we set for ourselves as the Chapter grew in scope.”

We do know that Chapter 9 will have no B-Side as it’s all a single continuous chapter. While there won’t be any strawberries to collect, there will be new items and mechanics.

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Celeste director Matt Thorson has provided an update on the platformer’s upcoming DLC. It will add Chapter 9, which actually has new story elements. Adding to the story wasn’t originally planned, but something obviously changed along the way.

Thorson previously said that there will be no B-Side in the DLC, and that it’s “after the current hardest levels in difficulty”. While there aren’t any strawberries, there are new items / mechanics.

Celeste’s DLC will be free, but there’s no word yet on when it’ll be available.

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Not too long ago, it was announced that Celeste will be getting some DLC. Director Matt Thorson shared some tidbits about what’s in store on Twitter.

Thorson confirmed that it’s “all one continuous chapter, no B-Side”. He added that the DLC is “after the current hardest levels in difficulty” and doesn’t feature any strawberries. Finally, new items/mechanics are planned.

The Celeste DLC will be entirely free. But unfortunately, it won’t be ready for the first anniversary on January 25.

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Limited Run Games has opened pre-orders for the physical version of Celeste. Keeping in line with past traditions, two options are available: the standard release and a collector’s edition.

The collector’s edition includes:

Celeste has sold over 500,000 copies this year, director Matt Thorson has revealed. Although a breakdown of platforms was not provided, we do know that the game has sold very well on Switch.

Thorson and the rest of the team aren’t done with Celeste just yet. The game will be getting a few difficult “farewell” levels, which should arrive in early 2019.

Thorson has also teased, “we’ll be announcing what’s next for us in the new year as well.”

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