Dead Cells
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Dead Cells

No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.
Fantasy themes and bloody violence
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.

Game and DLC Bundles

Dead Cells: Medley of Pain Bundle

Dead Cells: Medley of Pain Bundle

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Dead Cells is a roguelite , metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat. We release free content updates every few months to keep the game fresh too! 17 Levels - Each one with its own atmosphere, foes and secrets to discover. 5 Bosses - Made by the most sadistic of the devs, raised on the salt of the testers. 150 or so weapons and skills - Spears, swords, bows, magic spells, shields, pets, frying pans etc.You name it, we got it. 1 panic roll to get you out of trouble! 4 special powers, unlocking new areas and paths (metroidvania gear lock items). 1 epic responsive, fluid and fun to play combat system. 1 Boss Rush Mode – Fight against 3 or 5 bosses back-to-back. Featuring enhanced (i.e. harder) bosses! Continuous development – We are still adding regular free content to the game every 2-3 months to keep the game fresh for you! Original DLCs: Unlock the four original Dead Cells DLCs, giving you late-game content plus an entire new pathway to follow, with an alternative ending and tons of new enemies, weapons & outfits. 8 new levels – six of which make up an entire new pathway through greenhouses, across floating islands and into shipwreck graveyards, culminating in a final battle on the top of a soaring lighthouse, including a unique chase/mini-boss level! The two other levels add more late-game variety, with one level only accessible at the highest difficulty. 5 new bosses, with one only accessible at the highest difficulty. That's right, these DLCs double the number of available bosses in the game! 21 new enemies, including living mushrooms, giant ticks, snake cultists, spooky necromancers and multi-legged spiky abominations. 34 new weapons/skills - double-handed scythes, lightning shields, a flying talking sword and a throwable shark?! 52 new outfits – loads of options to freshen up your look if you're tired of the 70 others... Return to Castlevania: Team up with Richter Belmont & Alucard to battle through the ancient corridors of Dracula’s Castle . Wield iconic Castlevania weapons against hordes of monsters to reach the throne room of the Dark Lord himself... 14 iconic weapons such as the Vampire Killer, Throwing Axe & Holy Water. Each item has been translated into the fast-paced combat of Dead Cells while keeping their original essence. 2 levels - Dracula's Castle and the Castle’s Outskirts . Secret rooms. Flame-lit corridors. Gloomy tombs. Beautiful paintings. Food hidden in the walls. Full of original monsters from the series, such as harpies, werewolves & haunted armors , the character of the iconic Castle will transport you into the realms of gothic fantasy. 51 original Castlevania tunes in a soundtrack that can be heard across the entire game. On top of this, we've taken the 12 most iconic tracks, such as Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears and Simon Belmont's Theme, and reimagined them in the style of Dead Cells as a soundtrack for the DLC. New storyline - Richter Belmont and Alucard will be by your side throughout your quest to vanquish Dracula, helping you to navigate the maze of Dracula’s castle and providing you with strong weapons (sometimes willingly, sometimes not). However, where there is good there is evil, so watch out for powerful foes who will try everything in their power to stop you from reaching the throne room. 3 epic boss fights - Combat the very essence of evil in two intense duels versus Death and Dracula, both set against a majestic backdrop. If you can survive these gauntlets, prepare yourself for our most ambitious boss showdown yet... 20 Castlevania outfits - roleplay as all your favourite characters like Alucard, Richter Belmont , Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, or even Dracula himself!
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Bundle

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Bundle

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Dead Cells: Explore a sprawling, ever-changing island, challenging hordes of enemies in fast-paced, buttery smooth 2D combat. 17 Levels - Each one with its own atmosphere, foes and secrets to discover. 5 Bosses - Made by the most sadistic of the devs, raised on the salt of the testers. 150 or so weapons and skills - Spears, swords, bows, magic spells, shields, pets, frying pans etc. 1 panic roll to get you out of trouble! 4 special powers, unlocking new areas and paths (metroidvania gear lock items). 1 epic responsive, fluid and fun to play combat system. 1 Boss Rush Mode – Fight against 3 or 5 bosses back-to-back. Featuring enhanced (i.e. harder) bosses! Regular free updates - we are still adding content to the game every 2-3 months to keep the game fresh for you! Return to Castlevania: Team up with Richter Belmont & Alucard to battle through the ancient corridors of Dracula’s Castle. Wield iconic Castlevania weapons against hordes of monsters to reach the throne room of the Dark Lord himself... 14 iconic weapons such as the Vampire Killer, Throwing Axe & Holy Water. Each item has been translated into the fast-paced combat of Dead Cells while keeping as much of their original spirit as possible. 2 levels - Dracula's Castle and the Castle’s Outskirts. Secret rooms. Flame-lit corridors. Gloomy tombs. Beautiful paintings. Food hidden in the walls. Full of original monsters from the series, such as harpies, werewolves & haunted armors , the character of the iconic castle will transport you into the realms of gothic fantasy. 51 original Castlevania tunes in a soundtrack that can be heard across the entire game. On top of this, we've taken the 12 most iconic tracks, such as Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears and Simon Belmont's Theme, and reimagined them in the style of Dead Cells as a soundtrack for the DLC. New storyline - Richter Belmont and Alucard will be by your side throughout your quest to vanquish Dracula, helping you to navigate the maze of Dracula’s Castle and providing you with strong weapons (sometimes willingly, sometimes not). However, where there is good there is evil, so watch out for powerful foes who will try everything in their power to stop you from reaching the throne room. 3 epic boss fights - Combat the very essence of evil in two intense duels versus Death and Dracula, both set against a majestic backdrop. If you can survive these gauntlets, prepare yourself for our most ambitious boss showdown yet... 20 Castlevania outfits - roleplay as all your favourite characters like Alucard, Richter Belmont , Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, or even Dracula himself!

DLC Packs

Dead Cells: DLC Bundle

Dead Cells: DLC Bundle

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This bundle contains all of the DLCs that have been released for Dead Cells so far: - Rise of the Giant - The Bad Seed - Fatal Falls - The Queen and the Sea So you will get 8 new levels and 5 new bosses with all their associated enemies, weapons & outfits. Check out the individual store pages for each DLC if you want to know exactly what’s in each of them. Careful: This bundle does not include the base game. Have fun!

Individual DLC

Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea

Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea

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If you manage to make it through all that, maybe you’ll finally get off this god-forsaken island... This late-game content gives you an alternative to the High Peak Castle, Derelict Distillery and Throne Room biomes. What’s waiting in these new levels? Infested Shipwreck: Crawl through the claustrophobic corridors of crumbling wrecks, while seething eldritch abominations hunt you from the shadows. Lighthouse: Ascend this soaring tower while fending off the relentless attacks of the Servants and outrunning the hungry flames rising from below. The Crown: Try to get off this cursed island by lighting the beacon at the lighthouse summit. However, your past won’t let you go without a fight... This DLC also gives you the usual extras: - 9 new weapons, including a throwable shark, a trident and a pirate hook hand (eyepatch not included). - A not-so-cute pet. - Loads of new outfits. - New enemies to bash.
Dead Cells: Fatal Falls

Dead Cells: Fatal Falls

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Try not to fall as you wind your way along the sheer cliffs of the island’s coast. Explore floating shrines, infiltrate the lair of an outlawed secret society and learn the tells of a new boss. This is new mid game content for people looking for alternatives to the Stilt Village, Clock Tower and Time Keeper areas and their parallels. The Fractured Shrines: Breathtaking views, kamikaze crows, spear-wielding snakes, sadistic new traps and an endless fall if you slip. What more could you ask for? The Undying Shores: Not the beach you had in mind for your time off… Creepy lantern wielding wizards and their shovel brandishing minions. Not at all the holiday you planned... The Mausoleum: A new humanoid boss with his own story to tell, tough pattern based combat and a magnificent setting for a showdown. On top of the new areas, enemies and pet sword, you’ll of course need new tools for killing and what we’ve provided here should be particularly effective.
Dead Cells: The Bad Seed

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed

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Explore a relaxing Arboretum, wade through a noxious Swamp and take on a new boss in this new early game content designed to expand the Dead Cells universe and add variety to runs for people who want to support the development of the game. So you’ll be able to play through: - The Dilapidated Arboretum: A relaxing and peaceful greenhouse inhabited by a peaceful clan of mushrooms, with an understandable desire to murder the Beheaded. - The Morass of the Banished: A noxious environment ruled by a band of tree dwelling mutants with pointy sticks, sneaky dart shooting frogmen and a bunch of deadly bloodsuckers. - The Nest: Domain of Mama Tick. The two new levels and their monsters are alternatives to Promenade of the Condemned/Toxic Sewers and Ramparts/Ossuary/Ancient Sewers, with the boss designed to be on par with The Concierge, so hopefully it’ll spice up your early game runs once you’ve played through the core game. Why Paid DLC? We’ve been releasing free updates for Dead Cells for over a year now, this paid DLC is designed to support that effort, allow us to expand the game even more and ensure that Motion Twin have the time they need to make their next game one they’ll be proud of and you’ll be stoked to play. As usual we’re going to do this right, so if you’re not happy with the cost of the DLC, the quality of the update or have suggestions, ideas for other ways of continuing to pay for the team or anything at all, leave us a review.
Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant

Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant

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Since we began development on Dead Cells, many years ago now, we’ve been completely blown away by the amazing reaction of the community. Without your support and feedback we wouldn’t be where we are today. Rise of the Giant is our way of saying thank you. Here’s a free DLC with a bunch of new content, mostly aimed at the people who have been hanging around since day 1, it’s high level and should offer more challenge than most sane people would think reasonable. Features: New levels: You’ve got a new level that’s connected to the main level structure and immediately available to anyone who’s finished the game at least once. You’ve got another (poorly) hidden level, for the masochists who know that there is a Boss Cell 5 New Bosses: Mirroring the above, you’ve got a new completely different type of boss available in the main level structure, with another INSANELY difficult boss hidden behind even more ridiculously difficult content. New content: There are 10 new enemies, 13 new weapons/skills and a bunch of other upgrades to core game systems. There are additions to the story/lore of the game, new secrets, new blueprints and… Skins: People have been requesting this for ages and we’ve finally found the time to make the necessary changes to accommodate the request. You’ve now got access to female skins, fluo skins and a Christmas tree skin, cos why the hell not. On top of these major changes we’re continuously trying to update the game in ways that make it more challenging and more just, all the while remaining open to new players. As such you will notice that the difficulty has been rebalanced so that the entry level of the game, while extremely challenging is now in line with the 5 extra difficulty levels available to those who like to suffer. We hope that you like Rise of the Giant and would like to remind you that we’re not done, we’ll be continuing to make content for the game for as long as you keep demanding it, so feel free to let us know what you’d like to see and if we can make any changes that would make you happy.
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania

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The inspiration behind it all returns to its 2D action roots! Castlevania’s unforgettable characters & gothic setting meet the fast-paced combat of the award-winning roguelite Dead Cells in this unprecedented collaboration. A gateway to a striking castle has suddenly appeared, and an imposing warrior called Richter asks you to help him vanquish the great evil within. Enticed by the promise of new loot rather than a sense of moral duty, you strike out through the grounds and corridors of the gothic castle to find and kill this mysterious Dracula... Slay hordes of his supernatural minions as you progress through our biggest DLC yet, including two levels, three bosses and a new storyline! WIELD CLASSIC CASTLEVANIA WEAPONS Unlock 14 iconic weapons such as the Vampire Killer, Combat Cross & Holy Water to decimate Dracula's bestiary of monsters and finally the dark lord himself. Each item has been translated into the fast-paced combat of Dead Cells while keeping as much of their original spirit as possible. EXPLORE EVERY CORNER OF DRACULA'S CASTLE Secret rooms. Flame-lit corridors. Gloomy tombs. Beautiful paintings. Food hidden in the walls. Full of original monsters from the series, such as harpies, werewolves & haunted armour, the character of the iconic castle will transport you into the realms of gothic fantasy. ENJOY CLASSIC & REIMAGINED MUSIC We're giving you access to an alternative soundtrack made of 51 of the original Castlevania tunes, that can be heard across the entire game. Yes, 51! On top of this, we've taken the 10 most iconic tracks, such as Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears and Simon Belmont's Theme, and reimagined them in the style of Dead Cells as a soundtrack for this DLC, while preserving the Castlevania ambiance of course. DISCOVER A NEW STORYLINE Richter Belmont and Alucard will be by your side throughout your quest to vanquish Dracula, helping you to navigate the maze of Dracula’s castle and providing you with strong weapons (sometimes willingly, sometimes not). However, where there is good there is evil, so watch out for powerful foes who will try everything in their power to stop you from reaching the throne room. MASTER THREE EPIC BOSS FIGHTS Fight against the very essence of evil in two intense duels versus Death and Dracula, both set against a majestic backdrop. If you can survive these gauntlets, prepare yourself for our most ambitious boss showdown yet... UNLOCK CASTLEVANIA CHARACTER OUTFITS Unlock 20 outfits as you progress through the castle, letting you roleplay as all your favourite characters like Alucard, Richter, Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, Trevor Belmont, Sypha, or even Dracula himself!

Game specifications

Release date7/8/2018
GenreAction, Platformer
No. of players1 player
Game file size2.3GB
PublisherMotion Twin
Supported languagesJapanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional), English

Supported play modes

TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

This game supports the following features:

Notices

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