Dead Cells Tops 2 Million Units Sold, Rise of the Giant DLC Now Available for PS4, Switch

Indie developer Motion Twin has announced total sales for Dead Cells have topped two million units.

The new milestone includes sales across its current platforms: Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. To celebrate the new sales milestone and update for consoles, Dead Cells is currently 20% off across the PlayStation Store, the eShop, and the Microsoft Store.

The game’s free new “Rise of the Giant” DLC is now available for PlayStation 4 and Switch (it previously released for PC in March), and is coming soon to Xbox One.

Here’s what’s included in the free new DLC”

A FREE DLC!?!? ARE YOU MAD?:
Since we began development on Dead Cells, many years ago now, we’ve been completely blown away by the amazing reaction of the community. Without your support and feedback we wouldn’t be where we are today. Rise of the Giant is our way of saying thank you. Here’s a free DLC with a bunch of new content, mostly aimed at the people who have been hanging around since day 1, it’s high level and should offer more challenge than most sane people would think reasonable.

Features:

  • New levels: You’ve got a new level that’s connected to the main level structure and immediately available to anyone who’s finished the game at least once. You’ve got another (poorly) hidden level, for the masochists who know that there is a Boss Cell 5
  • New Bosses: Mirroring the above, you’ve got a new completely different type of boss available in the main level structure, with another INSANELY difficult boss hidden behind even more ridiculously difficult content.
  • New content: There are 10 new enemies, 13 new weapons/skills and a bunch of other upgrades to core game systems. There are additions to the story/lore of the game, new secrets, new blueprints and…
  • Skins: People have been requesting this for ages and we’ve finally found the time to make the necessary changes to accommodate the request. You’ve now got access to female skins, fluro skins and a Christmas tree skin, cos why the hell not.

On top of these major changes we’re continuously trying to update the game in ways that make it more challenging and more just, all the while remaining open to new players. As such you will notice that the difficulty has been rebalanced so that the entry level of the game, while extremely challenging is now in line with the 5 extra difficulty levels available to those who like to suffer.

We hope that you like Rise of the Giant and would like to remind you that we’re not done, we’ll be continuing to make content for the game for as long as you keep demanding it, so feel free to let us know what you’d like to see and if we can make any changes that would make you happy.

Dead Cells is available on Windows PC, Mac, Linux (all via Steam and GOG), PS4, Xbox One, and Switch for $24.99. If you missed it, you can find our review here (we highly recommend it!).

Brandon Orselli

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