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Celeste's free ultra-hard DLC will contain more than 100 levels

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Challenging platformer Celeste (opens in new tab)'s upcoming free DLC will be even more generous than I first thought: it will contain more than 100 levels, creator Matt Thorson revealed yesterday, which is more than the dev team initially intended.

To put that in perspective, the full game had just over 700 levels, so this Chapter 9 DLC is another significant slice. We already know that these new levels (opens in new tab) will be "extra hard", will not contain any collectible strawberries, and will have new items and mechanics.

The DLC doesn't yet have a release date, and Thorson said the ballooning scope has caused the team to miss internal targets.

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Given how good the base game was, I'm sure it will be worth waiting for. Shaun's review called Celeste an "engaging, vibrant and challenging platformer", and it was one of 2018's standout games.  

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.