It’s been three years since the launch of Maddy Thorson‘s Celeste, a platforming masterpiece that scales emotional heights as easily as snowcapped ones. The Celeste team, rather dishonestly bearing the name Extremely OK Games, has at last broken the dreadful development silence. On April 19, Thorson posted an announcement for a new game on the Extremely OK Games blog, stating the following about what the studio is calling Earthblade:
“Think of this as a vibe reveal. We didn’t want to reveal much about the game or its story yet, but we think that this well establishes the world and the feeling of being in it. We also just wanted to let everyone know the name of the game now that we’ve settled on one, so that we can all stop calling it EXOK4.”
No news is not good news. This is good news. It may only be a teaser poster, and it may only be a snippet of the soundtrack, but it’s enough to get our little gaming hearts pumping. Earthblade is summarized as being a “2D explor-action game in a seamless pixel art world,” and it’s coming…sometime this century. Extremely OK Games is responsible for both Celeste and TowerFall, so it’s safe to say that whatever Earthblade is going to be, it’s going to be good.