Dead Cells 'Corrupted' update now live

A massive update

Motion Twin has announced that the 'Corrupted' update for Dead Cells is now live. We already shared the full details on this update, which are absolutely massive If you want another complete rundown of what this update include, you can find the extensive patch notes here.

Get a better look at Dead Cells 'The Corrupted' update, coming to Switch later in Nov. 2019

You've been corrupted

Bordeaux, France – Nov. 6, 2019 – Motion Twin and Evil Empire announced Yet Another Big Update™ for Dead Cells today – the Corrupted Update. The update is now live on PC with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch to follow in late November.

The Corrupted Update adds a new optional mini biome - mirroring Prison Depths - which offers shorter challenges featuring one cursed chest at the beginning. Additionally, the Corrupted Update introduces Scroll Fragments which can be combined to make a whole triple scroll. Experienced players should also appreciate the Recycling Tubes, a new meta upgrade that is unlockable when beating the Hand of the King for the first time in Dead Cells’ initial unlockable difficulty, BC1.

Specifically for players heading into battle in the higher difficulties, Recycling Tubes replace the starting gear with four sets of five random items (melee, range, shield and two skills) and players can choose which one to start with. This is designed to smooth out the difficulty of the first level for advanced players, giving you a bit of momentum and getting back to that sweet sweet feeling of kicking ass right out of the gate.

Other additions to the game include the Explorer’s Instinct (a new rune which reveals the whole map and points of interest), a complete rebalancing of the biomes and paths, and three new Tactics mutations: Crows Feet, Tactical Retreat and Networking. Crow’s Feet allows you to place up to nine Crow’s Feet on the ground to damage and slow enemies, Tactical Retreat gives you the ability to slow nearby enemies, preventing them from inflicting malaise by dodging them just in time and Networking links all enemies that have a projectile lodged in them, sharing damage taken by one with all linked baddies.

With a ton of quality of life additions straight from the community wishlist, all the details can be found here: https://dead-cells.com/patchnotes.

Dead Cells is an award-winning roguelike metroidvania action platformer. Explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle ... That is, assuming you're able to fight your way past its keepers. To beat the game, you'll have to master frantic 2D combat, with the ever-present threat of permadeath looming. Winner and nominee for dozens of Game of the Year awards in 2018, the title has undergone a series of updates and continues to evolve based on its feedback from its awesome community.

To keep up with the latest Dead Cells news and updates, make sure to follow @motiontwin.

Dead Cells now available for 20% off

A great deal!

Dead Cells has been a runaway success on all platforms, Switch included. If you've been looking for the perfect excuse to get in on the action, today is definitely the day. The game is currently 20% off, making it $20. No word on how long the sale runs, so don't miss out!

Dead Cells hits 2.4 million sold across all platforms, Switch sales 'insane' and 'completely ridiculous'

Things are going very well for Dead Cells

Dead Cells has been a hit since it launched on early access, and the success hasn't stopped yet. In an interview with Dtoid, Motion Twin has confirmed that the game has hit 2.4 million units sold across all platforms. As for how the Switch version is doing specifically, check out what Motion Twin's Steve Filby has to say below.

"Into 2019, it's still selling incredibly well. We're up to 2.4 million copies now, all platforms included. Switch is insane, it's completely ridiculous. The game really lends itself to that portable, one-more-run [style]."

Dead Cells' Version 1.4 "Who's the boss?" update now live on Switch

Tony Danza, of course

Dead Cells' Version 1.4 update, which we went over in detail a few weeks back, is now live on Switch. There are all kinds of changes, tweaks, new mechanics, and more included in this update. After you check out the video above, make sure to check out the full patch notes here.

Dead Cells' upcoming "Who's the boss?" update detailed


Motion Twin has just updated the PC version of Dead Cells with their new "Who's the boss?" DLC/patch. We don't have a release date for the content on Switch yet, but it's likely not that far off. Check out details on this update below.

Who's the Boss Update! This patch brings 7 new weapons (one for each of the five bosses of Dead Cells, one for a certain really challenging fight, and a mystery one) thematically tied to Dead Cells' bosses. Beat them and claim their weapon as yours.

In addition to the new weapons, we welcome 6 new mobs - also thematically tied to the bosses - in the family. We hope you will love them as much as we do!

Full patch notes here

Dead Cells 'Update the 13th' Now Live for Switch

Design, balance, and content changes

Today Dead Cells gets a super important update with Update the 13th for Switch, Xbox and PlayStation. Many, many, many of the changes coming in this update are direct from the community and include dozens of design, balancing and content changes. The update is now live.

The full patch notes are here: https://dead-cells.com/patchnotes

Highlights include:

A new mob which is essentially zombies, but deadlier. With bigger hands.
Two new brutality mutations: Adrenaline and Frenzy – the first allows you to dodge an enemy attack the last second you can and gain lifesteal on melee damages for a few seconds. The second gives you lifesteal on melee damages while in speed boost.
Arbiter is gone. Donezo. Nerfed. Poof.
And a metric *ton* of balancing tweaks – mostly at the community's behest, and all are listed in the patch notes link above.

Dead Cells lead designer Sebastien Benard to headline the 7th edition of the Brazil Independent Games Festival

A celebration of the Metroidvania

Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 18, 2019 – Roguelike-metroidvania will be the talk of the town during the 7th edition of BIG Festival this year, when Sebastien Benard, lead designer of critically acclaimed video game Dead Cells, will be sharing his insight and experience on creating 2018 best indie game of the year. BIG festival, Latin America’s most influential indie gaming expo, is poised to welcome one the most internationally recognized talent of the current indie video game scene. BIG Festival is a partnership between Brazil Games and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) as part of Brazil Games’ efforts to further consolidate and promote the Brazilian Game industry internationally.

Sebastien Benard has been making games since he was 7 or 8 years old. He loves making games and has participated in game jams since late 2010. He is a multi-classed dev & graphic artist. He will share with the audience specifics about how unexpected things like cheating in favor of the player all the time, or taking too much time tweaking the player controls proved to be really important for the success of Dead Cells. He will also discuss how the co-op company structure of Motion Twin actually helped build the game. Sebastien Benard intervention is scheduled for June 28, between 10am and 11am (GMT -3) at Club Homs, Avenue Paulista, 735, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

BIG Festival 2019 Edition will be taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from June 27 to June 30. The event covers competition between Brazilian and foreign games with cash prizes, exhibition of the selected games, awards ceremony, lectures and business rounds. For more information visit https://www.bigfestival.com.br/.

GDC 2019 Developer Panel - Dead Cells

In this 2019 GDC talk, Motion Twin's Sebastien Benard provides a closer look at how cheating and making player life easier actually made Dead Cells a hardcore game without the rage-quitting.

Dead Cells "Action Game of the Year" physical edition revealed, due out Aug. 20th in NA, Aug. 23rd in EU

Deader than ever

This product is the standard retail version of Dead Cells - Action Game of the Year edition (includes region-free Nintendo Switch game, access to Rise of the Giant DLC, exclusive keyring, new art book and reversible cover featuring new artwork.) This is not a Signature Edition.

Have you been holding out for a retail copy of Dead Cells? Today's your day, as Motion Twin, Merge Games, and Signature Edition have teamed up to make it happen. This 'Action Game of the Year' edition is set for release on Aug. 20th in North America, and Aug. 23rd in Europe. Grab your preorder here!


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