Earthblade, it is the new creation to come from Extremely OK Games, at the origin of the planetary success of Celeste. Long before being crowned with this unexpected box, the studio was already working on this future creation and the first indiscretions suggest a game at the height of the new ambitions of the developers.
Little information has filtered out on this new title which takes a completely different direction and is heading towards a “2D exploration game in a fluid pixel art world”, according to the studio’s statement. A project that took the time to mature within the small development team which admits having suffered several failures before finally finding a compromise “between the unknown and the comfort zone”, as they themselves like to say.
Without being more expansive in terms of substance, the studio ensures that it is fully mobilized on this Earthblade which also seems to have fallen behind given the current health situation. We can already appreciate the promising quality of the OST as well as the first images shared by the studio in this tweet:
Earthblade ? Vibe reveal! (?sound on!)
A 2D explor-action game in a seamless pixel art world. The next release from the Celeste team, coming 20XX. pic.twitter.com/ceAM80PEaG
— Extremely OK Games (@exok_games) April 19, 2021
It will nevertheless be necessary to be patient to discover this new adventure under development, because as said Maddy Thorson de Extremely OK Games :
Now, it seems optimistic to say out loud that Earthblade could be released within five years of Celeste. The truth is, we don’t know how much time will be needed, just that it will take as long as it takes (and it will take a long time).
Extremely OK Games has already chosen to communicate on this project Earthblade, in order to capitalize on the “recent” success of Celeste, but also takes the risk of skyrocketing the expectations of its community. A decision that seems well measured by the studio which, for the moment, remains the master of the clocks. It remains to be seen whether the content of this future but nevertheless promising opus will justify this expectation.