Dead Cells dev blog - Patch in the works, custom mode, free DLC, and the future of content for the game

The Dead Cells dev team has updated their official Steam page with a progress update on the game. More content is coming, and other potential ideas are being considered. Check out the details below.

In fact, the first major post-release update is currently under construction and we’re hoping to have it in the beta branch late October/ early November. This patch will focus on heavily balancing, polishing and bug fixing, as well as new possibilities for customization with better mod support, and a new Custom Mode.

The Custom Mode is designed to give you a new layer of control over the game, really giving you the ability to make “your” Dead Cells. For instance, one of the most requested feature was to be able to ban some weapons from the loot table once unlocked, or choose your starting gear. Many other modifications of the standard gameplay will also be possible.

Then, we will get busy with a first (free) DLC, focused on new playable content. No ETA yet, but we’re already playing with a few ideas.

After that, we would like to sit down and have an honest discussion about future content. We would love to keep supporting Dead Cells on the long run, but we haven't really figured out exactly how yet. What do you guys think about paid DLC? Would you prefer regular light updates or more packaged, themed ones? More playable content in the vein of what’s already existing or exploring new ways to play the game through different modes? Everything is on the table... Let us know what you want to see.

Switch eShop - Current sales in Japan as of Sept. 20th, 2018

ー Kyogeki Quartet Fighters (Happy Meal) ¥1,500 → ¥1,200 (Ends 21 September)
ー Moorhuhn Remake (Higgs Games) ¥900 → ¥720 (Ends 23 September)
ー Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates) ¥980 → ¥686 (Ends 25 September)
ー Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Inti Creates) ¥980 → ¥686 (Ends 25 September)
ー Armed Blue Gunvolt Striker Pack (Inti Creates) ¥2,450 → ¥686 (Ends 25 September)
ー Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Inti Creates) ¥980 → ¥784 (Ends 25 September)
ー Aegis Defenders (Humble Bundle) ¥2,200 → ¥1,474 (Ends 26 September)
ー Flashback (3goo) ¥2,052 → ¥1,641 (Ends 26 September)
ー Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker (Square-Enix) ¥5,378 → ¥2,999 (Ends 26 September)
ー ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION (Marvelous) ¥1,000 → ¥900 (Ends 26 September)
ー ASSAULT GUNNERS HD EDITION Complete Set (Marvelous) ¥1,300 → ¥1,170 (Ends 26 September)
ー Usotsuki Hime to Moumoku Ouji (Nippon Ichi Software) ¥7,538 → ¥6,030 (Ends 26 September)
ー Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan (Nippon Ichi Software) ¥7,538 → ¥5,276 (Ends 26 September)
ー Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Seyo (Square-Enix) ¥5,184 → ¥3,110 (Ends 26 September)
ー Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom) ¥5,990 → ¥3,899 (Ends 26 September)
ー Biohazard Revelations: Unveiled Edition (Capcom) ¥2,990 → ¥1,999 (Ends 26 September)
ー Biohazard Revelations 2 (Capcom) ¥2,990 → ¥1,999 (Ends 26 September)
ー Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom) ¥4,990 → ¥2,899 (Ends 26 September)
ー ClusterPuck 99 (Coatsink Software) ¥1,100 → ¥550 (Ends 27 September)
ー Immortal Redneck (CremaGames) ¥1,980 → ¥1,386 (Ends 27 September)
ー Black The Fall (SandSailorStudio) ¥1,600 → ¥960 (Ends 27 September)
ー The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition (Teyon Japan) ¥1,500 → ¥750 (Ends 27 September)
ー Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) ¥1,500 → ¥750 (Ends 27 September)
ー Serial Cleaner: Jouji no Ura Shigoto (Teyon Japan) ¥1,000 → ¥500 (Ends 27 September)
ー Tallowmere (Teyon Japan) ¥700 → ¥350 (Ends 27 September)
ー Zen Bound 2 (Secretexit) ¥1,900 → ¥950 (Ends 27 September)
ー THE Mahjong LITE (D3 Publisher) ¥500 → ¥300 (Ends 27 September)
ー Dandy Shot (D3 Publisher) ¥1,780 → ¥1,424 (Ends 27 September)
ー Sengoku Himeka ~Jika no Chigiri~ (D3 Publisher) ¥1,580 → ¥1,264 (Ends 27 September)
ー Gyakuten Yoshiwara ~Kikuya Hen~ (D3 Publisher) ¥1,980 → ¥1,386 (Ends 27 September)
ー Gyakuten Yoshiwara ~Ohgiya Hen~ (D3 Publisher) ¥1,580 → ¥995 (Ends 27 September)
ー THE Misshitsukara no Dasshutsu ~Unmei o Tsunagu 35 no Nazo~ (D3 Publisher) ¥1,980 → ¥1,584 (Ends 27 September)
ー THE Suuji Puzzle (D3 Publisher) ¥500 → ¥450 (Ends 27 September)
ー Teikoku Kaleido -Kakumei no Rondo- (D3 Publisher) ¥2,980 → ¥2,682 (Ends 27 September)
ー Nikakudori: Kagami Hanamidzuki (D3 Publisher) ¥500 → ¥250 (Ends 27 September)
ー BILLIARD (D3 Publisher) ¥800 → ¥480 (Ends 27 September)
ー Tennis (D3 Publisher) ¥480
ー Lost Sea (eastasiasoft) ¥980 → ¥686 (Ends 30 September)
ー Guilt Battle Arena (ForwardXP) ¥999 → ¥499 (Ends 02 October)
ー Woodle Tree Adventures Deluxe (ChubbyPixel) ¥600 → ¥390 (Ends 02 October)
ー Gear.Club Unlimited (3goo) ¥5,184 → ¥3,628 (Ends 03 October)
ー Urban Trial Playground (3goo) ¥3,888 → ¥2,138 (Ends 03 October)
ー Dragon Fang Z: Ryuusha Rose to Yadorigi no Meikyuu (Toydea) ¥2,400 → ¥1,920 (Ends 03 October)
ー RIVE: Ultimate Edition (Flyhigh Works) ¥1,500 → ¥1,200 (Ends 03 October)
ー Quest of Dungeons (Flyhigh Works) ¥800 → ¥650 (Ends 03 October)
ー World to the West (Flyhigh Works) ¥1,500 → ¥1,200 (Ends 03 October)
ー Splasher (Flyhigh Works) ¥1,500 → ¥1,200 (Ends 03 October)
ー Teslagrad (Flyhigh Works) ¥1,500 → ¥1,200 (Ends 03 October)
ー KOI (Flyhigh Works) ¥500 → ¥400 (Ends 03 October)
ー PAN-PAN ~Chitchana dai Bouken~ (Flyhigh Works) ¥500 → ¥400 (Ends 03 October)
ー FullBlast (eastasiasoft) ¥700 → ¥630 (Ends 04 October)
ー Okuri Inu (Mebius) ¥990 → ¥890 (Ends 04 October)
ー Musou OROCHI 3 (Koei Tecmo Games) ¥8,424 → ¥7,581 (Ends 10 October)
ー Musou OROCHI 3 Deluxe Edition (Koei Tecmo Games) ¥12,204 → ¥11,361 (Ends 10 October)
ー MotoGP 18 (Oizumi Amuzio) ¥6,400 → ¥5,760 (Ends 10 October)
ー Tricky Towers (WeirdBeard) ¥1,480 → ¥1,184 (Ends 10 October)
ー Party BINGO (Starsign) ¥500 → ¥300 (Ends 10 October)
ー ROCK ‘N RACING OFF ROAD DX (Starsign) ¥800 → ¥500 (Ends 10 October)
ー SUPER PING PONG TRICK SHOT (Starsign) ¥700 → ¥400 (Ends 10 October)
ー Learn With Nanami! TOEIC® LISTENING AND READING TEST Complete Master (Media-5) ¥3,780 → ¥2,268 (Ends 16 October)
ー Atelier ~Arland no Renkinjutsushi1・2・3~ DX (Koei Tecmo Games) ¥11,664 → ¥10,497 (Ends 17 October)
ー Rorona no Atelier ~Arland no Renkinjutsushi~ DX (Koei Tecmo Games) ¥5,184 → ¥4,665 (Ends 17 October)
ー Totori no Atelier ~Arland no Renkinjutsushi2~ DX (Koei Tecmo Games) ¥5,184 → ¥4,665 (Ends 17 October)
ー Meruru no Atelier ~Arland no Renkinjutsushi3~ DX (Koei Tecmo Games) ¥5,184 → ¥4,665 (Ends 17 October)
ー Mercenaries Wings: Itsuwari no Fushichou (Rideon Japan) ¥1,500 → ¥1,200 (Ends 29 October)

GameSpot Video - Confronting Ganon with one life in Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Rob has gathered all of the materials he needs to confront Ganon with permadeath rules. Let's get kooky.

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle - Giant Bomb quick look

This comprehensive collection includes seven classic games, each with various multiplayer options, online capabilities and detailed galleries!

Debris Infinity - gameplay footage

Debris Infinity is an action packed game that puts your reflexes to the limit, allowing you to manipulate time itself to make impossible maneuvers, using an advance scoring system to rank your performance!

Velocity 2X dev explains why the game is a "perfect fit" for Switch

After much discussion about the original game and its struggling sequel, Velocity 2X is now available on the Switch eShop. Wondering why you should check it out? In an interview with NWR, Director James Marsden feels the game is a perfect fit for Switch.

“Honestly, we're letting the game speak for itself. It looks amazing, runs at a silky 60fps with full screen post processing - it uses the HD rumble and touch screen, and the Joy-Con detachment is blissfully comfortable with such a high input-intensity game. It's a perfect fit for Switch, we strongly believe it's one of the finest examples of a 2D arcade game designed for a handheld platform that also looks great on the big screen.”

Fortnite has its biggest month ever in terms of total players

Whether you like it or not, Fortnite continues to flourish. In a recent blog post from Epic, the company reveals that Aug. 2018 was its biggest month ever in terms of total players.

Beginning in October, we’re opening up inclusive competition, where everybody can play and compete. To make that possible we’ve had to harden and scale our systems and infrastructure. For example, August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play. This exposed weak points and allowed us to make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers.

I know I dropped in on a few games and added to that total. How many of you are still kicking around in the game?

Unleash the Power of the Skies with Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder

The Pokémon Company International today confirmed details of the forthcoming Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder. Set against a backdrop of forested hills, alive with the fragrance of incense from ancient shrines and the sparks of high-voltage Pokémon, Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder fuses the new with the traditional.

Scheduled to release on 2 November, this latest expansion includes Prism Star variants of Celebi and Ditto, alongside Blacephalon-GX, Lugia-GX, Tyranitar-GX and the newest Mythical Pokémon, Zeraora-GX.

Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder will feature:

Over 210 cards
Seven powerful Prism Star cards, including three Stadium cards
13 Pokémon-GX and four Ultra Beasts
More than 20 Trainer cards

For the opportunity to try out Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder ahead of launch, head to one of the many Prerelease tournaments taking place around the UK from 20–28 October. Find your nearest participating independent retailer by visiting pokemon.co.uk/locator.

For information about the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series and products, visit pokemon.co.uk/TCG.

In addition, Zeraora will also be available for owners of Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon from October. Simply visit a participating retailer between 1 October and 15 November to receive a secret code and add this lightning-fast Mythical Pokémon to your team.
Zeraora will come with the following stats:
Level: 50
Moves: Plasma Fists, Thunder Punch, Close Combat, Thunder
Ability: Volt Absorb
Held Item: Air Balloon

Eevee gets an official song and dance

Nintendo an Pokemon Co. are going all-out to promote the upcoming launch of Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. The next move to push the game comes from the reveal of the "Eevee March," a song performed by Mewhan with choreography by duo Paopao Channel. The "Eevee March" is set to be included on Mewhan's first studio album, Hikikomori Jōhō Jakusha.

Thanks to SteelDiver for the heads up!

Monolith Soft not planning any additional content for Xenoblade Chronicles 2

With Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country recently released, some fans are already wondering what's next for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Is there another round of DLC on the way, or some other kind of content? In an interview with Nintendo Life, Executive Producer Tetsuya Takahashi makes things very clear. The team intends Torna to be the final content for the game, with Takahashi clearly stating that there are no plans for any other type of additional content.