The developers of Celeste 2018 have released a surprise semi-sequel to mark the game’s third anniversary. Celeste director Maddy Thorson posted the news on Twitter, revealing that Celeste 2: Lani’s Trek or Celeste Classic 2 is a sequel to the game. original prototype of the game, built in Pico-8. Pico-8 is a “fantastic video game console” game engine that allows you to play your games in a browser. This means you can play Celeste Classic 2 right now if you follow this link to the game’s Itch.io page.
To celebrate Celeste’s 3rd birthday we have made a sequel to Celeste Classic for PICO-8: D you can play Celeste Classic 2 now on the web or pico-8! https://t.co/EHp7dTgGlE
– Maddy Thorson (@MaddyThorson) 25 January 2021
According to the brief description that accompanies the game, Celeste Classic 2 was built in just three days. The mini-sequel is a clearly defined difficult aside in Celeste’s universe. You play as a new character called Lani, who has a grappling hook. Here is our review of Celeste from 2018, a game we marked 10, noting its incredible platforms and countless secrets. If you’re looking for more Celeste content, here’s a Game speedrun which manages to reach the real end in just 54 minutes.
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