Celeste turned three years old on January 25, 2021. To honor the occasion, people got, well, more Celeste. Maddy Thorson of Extremely OK Games announced Celeste Classic 2. It’s a free-to-play Pico-8 game everyone can access and play.
Celeste 2: Lani’s Trek stars a whole new character climbing the mountain. As a Pico-8 game, the color palette and screen size are restricted, but all of the adventure’s elements are there. For example, you’ll pass a familiar cabin as Lani begins to climb. However, things don’t go exactly as you might have remembered in the original game. Lani falls into a pit while crossing a dilapidated bridge, acquiring a grappling hook and adding a new challenge to scaling the mountain. Also, as you might imagine, there are still strawberries to find and collect as you climb.
This is an example of the game going back to its roots. Thorson’s Celeste started out as a Pico-8 game. It’s referred to now as Celeste Classic. You can even find the original in the game when exploring Celestial Resort, unlocking it as a permanent menu option.
Celeste Classic 2 is available on PCs and Pico-8 compatible devices. The original Celeste can be found on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.