Celeste's Farewell DLC Brings the Popular Indie Platformer to a Close Today

Celeste's Farewell DLC Brings the Popular Indie Platformer to a Close Today

So long, Farewell.

One of last year's breakout hits is saying goodbye with one last round of challenges to beat. Celeste's ninth chapter, Farewell, goes live today on all platforms as a free update to the game.

The narrative thread picks up where the main story left off, telling one contained story as a follow-up to the central story of Celeste. It adds a few new mechanics and then mixes them up a bit, so there's a fair bit for Celeste fans to discover even if they've been through all the B and C-sides of the mountain already.

We already got an exclusive listen to one of the new tracks in Celeste's Farewell, put together by the stellar composer Lena Raine, who orchestrated the base game's soundtrack as well.

If you haven't jumped into Celeste yet, this is a perfect excuse to do so. It was our runner-up for 2018's site-wide game of the year and landed on a number of our individual lists. (I wasn't here quite yet, but it was my personal GOTY as well.) Celeste was designed to be a speedrunning game, but that doesn't mean it's overly challenging. Part of the joy of Celeste is how quickly you jump back from failure, and gradually learn to climb the mountain.

Hopefully, Celeste's final chapter isn't as grueling as some of the C-sides or the Heart of the Mountain is. Either way, this seems like a true Farewell; in an interview with IGN, developer Matt Thorson says the team "[doesn't] really want to make a sequel" to Celeste. But at least it's nice to get another chance to say goodbye to one of 2018's stars.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Eric Van Allen

News Editor

Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

In other news

Rev Up Those Next-Gen Hype Cycles

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Can Sony's PS5 game showcase announcement finally get us excited for the new systems?

A Sonic Movie Sequel Is Off to the Races

Looks like the writers and director are coming back too.

For Lego Super Mario, Getting Power-Ups Will Cost You Extra

Four individual "Power-Up Packs" are launching alongside the starter set.

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More Classic Games, Including Rygar

Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.

Need help?

Super Mario Odyssey Power Moon Locations Walkthrough, Unlock Secrets in Each Kingdom, Collectibles Guide

The complete guide and walkthrough to collecting all power moons in Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch. Plus how to unlock the secret characters and kingdoms, and metal cubes/moon rocks explained. Find the power moons in Cap Kingdom, Cascade Kingdom, Sand Kingdom, Wooded Kingdom, Lake Kingdom, Cloud Kingdom, Lost Kingdom, Metro Kingdom, Seaside Kingdom, Snow Kingdom, Luncheon Kingdom, Ruined Kingdom, Bowser's Kingdom, Moon Kingdom, and Mushroom Kingdom.

Mario Maker 2 The Keymaster Walkthrough

Not all of the levels in Super Mario Maker are created equal. Here’s how to clear the devilishly difficult Keymaster stage.

Super Mario Odyssey Moons - All Power Moon Locations Walkthrough, Unlock Secrets in Each Kingdom, Collectibles Guide

The complete guide and walkthrough to collecting all power moons in Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch. Plus how to unlock the secret characters and kingdoms, and metal cubes/moon rocks explained. Find the power moons in Cap Kingdom, Cascade Kingdom, Sand Kingdom, Wooded Kingdom, Lake Kingdom, Cloud Kingdom, Lost Kingdom, Metro Kingdom, Seaside Kingdom, Snow Kingdom, Luncheon Kingdom, Ruined Kingdom, Bowser's Kingdom, Moon Kingdom, and Mushroom Kingdom.