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As previously reported, the game tasks you to control a smoldering blob-like creature, who in turn controls the corpse of a recently beheaded prisoner. Pick from a variety of weapons, thwart deadly foes, uncover secrets, and tailor your stats appropriately each run through the non-linear and randomly generated prison.
As stated in the press release (via email), the update will allow players to acquire skins, weapons, and skills based on Hollow Knight, Blasphemous, Hyper Light Drifter, Guacamelee!, Skul: The Hero Slayer, and Curse of the Dead Gods. Some of these games have also featured their own cross-over content with Dead Cells [1, 2, 3].
The new gear can be found in the randomly spawned Lore Rooms. While the content is live now on PC, the free update will be coming to consoles later in 2021.
You can find the Everyone is Here! trailer below.
You can find the abridged rundown (via GamersGate) below.
Roguelike, Rogue-lite, roguelike-like, rogueschmike! No matter what you call them, the world could always use another! As such, we’d like to present for your consideration, the illegitimate child of the roguelike and the metroidvania, the RogueVANIA. Anywho, enough with the sales pitch, let’s take a closer look.
Tired of the violence and death? Explore a bit, take a stroll, enjoy the view from the ramparts, find a secret room. Thomas and Gwen, our graphic artists, never miss an opportunity to impress with their pixelart and shape a world worth exploring. You might even learn a little more about the lore of the place, who knows?
- RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.
- Souls-lite combat: Pattern-based bosses and minions, weapons and spells with unique gameplay. Make do with what you have and don’t forget to roll.
- Nonlinear progression: Unlock new levels with every death and explore undiscovered parts of the castle as you prepare for the inevitable bosses.
- Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Death is the new backtracking.
Dead Cells is available on Windows PC, Linux, Mac (all via GamersGate, GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Android, and iOS. If you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)