- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 7th Aug 2018
- 7th Aug 2018
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- 13th Jun 2022
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Dawn of the Dead
Following a well-documented and successful early access offering on PC, Dead Cells has finally made its way to the PlayStation 4. The title arrives with a good deal of excitement backing it thanks to a promising gameplay loop and a slew of pre-release updates that expanded the game in a variety of ways, but does the experience come...
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One last hurrah incoming
Dead Cells is the excellent side-scrolling roguelike action game from Motion Twin. We loved it back when the vanilla version launched years ago, but it's since received many huge updates, adding a vast amount of extras to keep the experience fresh. Now, though, the studio has announced that the next update to the game will...
The gift that keeps on giving
Dead Cells, released in 2018 for PS4, is getting a free PS5 upgrade this week (on 29th June), which comes with the sorts of bells and whistles we've come to expect at this point. Enhance your future runs with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and audio feedback when it does. Dead Cells continues to go from strength...
Devs are tinkering and experimenting for future updates
Dead Cells developer Motion Twin has today announced the hit indie rogue-like title has now surpassed 10 million sales across all platforms. A native PS5 version is planned for release on 11th August 2023, and the studio shall continue to support the game until at least 2025. Co-developer Evil...
All DLC to date included
The impeccable Dead Cells, alongside its superb Return to Castlevania expansion, is coming natively to PS5. Confirmation comes as publisher Merge Games and developer Motion Twin have announced all-new physical bundles, which will be available on both PS5 and PS4 from 11th August. These retail releases will include all...
Return, to Castlevania
The recently released and really good Dead Cells expansion, Return to Castlevania, has been out for a couple of weeks now, and it's a fun and nostalgic diversion. It looks like we might be getting a bundled physical edition of the game native to PS5 as well, which is a pretty tempting proposition As spotted by Gematsu, a...
It's not a phase, mum
Dead Cells' nostalgic Return to Castlevania DLC is finally here, and we got a suitably epic launch trailer to get us all gothed up and ready for action. Return to Castlevania is Dead Cells' fourth paid expansion (and the most expensive at $10). Punters will be venturing into two new randomly generated biomes based on the...
Whip it real good
Excellent action-platformer Dead Cells is paying homage to the legendary series that inspired it with the upcoming Return to Castlevania DLC. In a new trailer, we learn of a secret Richter Mode, which is sure to appeal to the purists out there. If you can find the requisite secret room (or, let's be honest, get fed up and Google...
Did you know that Alucard is actually Dracula spelt backwards?
Dead Cells really is the gift that just keeps on giving, isn't it? Since it first launched back in 2018, developer Motion Twin has supported the excellent roguelike with both paid and free DLC updates (like Rise of the Giant, Bad Seed,
Dead Cells released over four years ago, and developer Motion Twin has been constantly adding to it and releasing DLC packs. The support has been pretty extraordinary for this rogue-like action platformer, and the trend continues with what seems like its most ambitious expansion yet. Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania brings the indie hit...
One after the next
Dead Cells is getting a new update in the form of the eponymous Boss Rush, which adds in exactly that mode, but also a whole bunch more. There are new skins and mutations to unlock, along with a new weapon to master and skill to utilise, and best of all, it's all free and coming to consoles later this month. The show's star here...
Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what's happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Immortal but crippled, your last resort is to take over bodies in order to move, explore… and fight. While you may well be immortal, the corpses you possess are not. Each time your host is destroyed, you will be sent back to the dungeon to find yourself a new one and start again...
Experience a Roguevania, mixing an interconnected world, branching paths and unlockable skills with the constant adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath. No checkpoints. You either vanquish the final boss in one go or you try again. However, you keep some of your progress for successive runs new paths you’ve unlocked, access to new levels, mutations, abilities and weapons.
Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble make for a visceral and cathartic action game.