Game release: “Dead Cells” (PC,PS4,Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

Motion Twin‘s rogue-lite Metroidvania action-platformer Dead Cells is finally out of Early Access, and it looks gloriously brutal.

I don’t know how many games I’ve seen announced and released that have “rogue-lite”, “metroidvania”, and “pixel art” in their descriptions, so what makes this title so special? The indie developers call the game a RogueVania, a mix of roguelites and games like Castlevania. What this means is progressive exploration of interconnected levels and permadeath, but also unlocking new abilities and becoming better in combat that is reminiscent of the Souls games. The abilities that are unlocked are permanent, so even if one dies, one can access new areas with them.

Of course randomized loot and different characters mean a new experience each time with new secrets to uncover. This all might sound very familiar to those who’ve followed the indie scene, but it has to be said that the fluid animations, art direction, and sound make this a tough game not to love, especially since it survived Early Access, which is usually a pretty good sign for quality and a dedicated development team.

The game is out now on PC with a 20% launch discount that will last until August 13th, 10 PM UTC, with the soundtrack as an additional purchase option, while it’s also available on PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

Buy the game for PC on

Buy the game for PS4 on
the PSN store

Buy the game for Xbox One on
the Xbox store

Buy the game for Nintendo Switch on
the Nintendo eShop

Buy the soundtrack for PC on

Official website

If you liked reading this article, make sure you pay a visit to Future Sack which kindly features it as well, and every LIKE or comment is appreciated on EMR’s Facebook page or FS’s Facebook page :). Or FOLLOW the blog on EMR’s Twitter page.
Using the GOG links and buying the products also helps ;).

About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
This entry was posted in Game release news, Gaming. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Game release: “Dead Cells” (PC,PS4,Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

  1. Pingback: Overview of (blog) life in August 2018 | Emotional Multimedia Ride

  2. Pingback: Game release: “Death’s Gambit” (PC,PS4) | Emotional Multimedia Ride

  3. Pingback: Game release: “Dead Cells: The Bad Seed” DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) | Emotional Multimedia Ride

  4. Pingback: Game release: “Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea” DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch) | Emotional Multimedia Ride

  5. Pingback: GOG weekend sale: “Magnificent 2D platformers” | Emotional Multimedia Ride

  6. Pingback: GOG weekly sale: “A mixed batch of exciting games” | Emotional Multimedia Ride

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.