Dead Cells is back in a big way. The hero of Dead Cells will need all the help he can get when “Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania” launches on PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles and the Nintendo Switch March 6, 2023 for $9.99.
Pre-orders for the legendary crossover between indie gaming’s favorite flame-headed hero and Castlevania’s vampire-slaying badasses are now available on the Nintendo Switch and PC via the Epic Games Store. Anyone new to Dead Cells who wants to get in on the action can also take advantage and at a big discount. New players can by the Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Bundle which includes Dead Cells and the “Return to Castlevania” DLC for just $22.99. Or players can grab the Dead Cells: Medley of Pain Bundle that includes the base game and all released DLC will be available for $31.99.
Front and center in today’s trailers are the inhuman enemies that The Beheaded will face down. Werewolves, blood-suckers, spooky scary skeletons and more are in the way of brand-new loot. Thankfully, Richter and Alucard have given our hero some new toys and abilities that make quick work of these formidable foes. Use Castlevania’s iconic weapons, including the Throwing Axe and Vampire Killer to dispatch monsters, all while teleporting behind enemies with a swing of Alucard’s sword.
However, you’ll need more than fancy tools when facing off against some of Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania’s bosses, including Dracula and Death himself, who players will be able to face for the first time in 15 years. In these battles across two new biomes and featuring a host of new weapons and enemies, players will need to use their wits and calm their nerves to achieve victory against some of humanity’s greatest enemies.
But wait…there’s more…really. Motion Twin also announced Dead Cells: The Rogue-Lite Board Game is coming to Kickstarter this Spring. A cooperative, rogue-lite metroidvania-inspired experience, Dead Cells: The Rogue-Lite Board Game will let players explore the ever-changing island of Dead Cells. Players will have to choose their path carefully inside unforgiving biomes and work their way through Malaise-infected enemies… or die trying. Each death is a chance to mutate into something far more powerful, and to go further every run. Explore. Kill. Die. Mutate. Repeat.