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 and Konami's hallowed series together in one big crossover.
The announcement trailer above is really neat, though it's short on gameplay. There's a little more detail over on the PS Blog. "Players who choose to follow in the footsteps of the Belmont clan will fight their way from the foot of Dracula’s Castle to his Throne Room at the very top of the monstrous structure through two levels full of hordes of evil monsters," writes Matt Houghton. Richter Belmont and Alucard will appear at various points throughout the ascent, guiding you and giving you unique new weapons.
As mentioned, the castle is split into two areas, full of secret rooms, baddies to best, and hidden items to find. What's more, you'll have a soundtrack of 51 Castlevania tracks that'll play while you explore, with 12 of the most iconic being given the remix treatment.
It seems like a meaty DLC pack. The influence of Konami's series on Dead Cells has always been clear, so it's nice to see things come full circle. Return to Castlevania arrives in Q1 2023 — will you be playing? Tell us in the comments section below.