TowerFall Dev's 'Hardcore' New Platformer Celeste Is Coming To Switch

by Jeff Marchiafava on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Prospective Nintendo Switch owners can add one more indie game to their radar, and it looks mighty impressive.

Matt Thorson's multiplayer-focused action game TowerFall drew major accolades from gamers a few years back, thanks to its tight controls and retro flair. His newest project retains the same visual art style, but trades mayhem-filled multiplayer arenas for brutally challenging platforming sequences.

Celeste started as a four-day experiment for PICO-8, a minimalist, "fantasy console" that programmers can create and share virtual carts for. That prototype is still available to play for free, but Thorson and his partner Noel Berry were planning to translate Celeste into a larger project. Today Thorson revealed in a tweet and the following announcement video that Celeste will be coming to Nintendo's upcoming console, with a significantly larger scope.

Celeste will release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC at an undefined time later this year. For more on the game, check out the official homepage.

[Source: Twitter]


Our Take
There's no shortage of retro-inspired indie platformers, but Celeste's fluid movement and unique mechanics have my attention. I'm still not sure about the Nintendo Switch, so I'm glad to see Celeste will be coming to PS4 and PC as well.