Starting later this month, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan will be able to check out and complete Dead Cells at no extra cost as part of a new offer.
The promotion is the latest in a new(ish) trend from Nintendo, where Online subscribers can play entire games for free for a limited time. Last month offered up Fire Emblem Warriors, and this time Dead Cells will be available from 24th February until 1st March.
It gets better still, because if you don't get around to finishing the game but enjoy what you do experience, you can then go ahead and buy the full thing to keep for 1736 yen, reduced from its usual price of 2580 yen. Very nice indeed.
If you're not from Japan but want to get in on this, there are workarounds - although it's not exactly straightforward. We made a guide on the topic for the Fire Emblem Warriors offer, and the same tricks will apply for Dead Cells when the promotion goes live.
In other Dead Cells news, pre-orders recently appeared for a high-end Prisoner's Edition release.
"buy the full thing to keep for 2580 yen, reduced from its usual price of 1736 yen".
Umm. That doesn't look right.
Why don't they do this in north america, Why is it only in japan..
Can't wait to pay 2580 yen for something that costs 1736 yen.
"you can then go ahead and buy the full thing to keep for 2580 yen, reduced from its usual price of 1736 yen."
🤣🤣 Truly, this is bizarro world.
@llaffer give the guy who pushed that idea a raise, people will snatch up that bargain.
Aw I’d love to try this game I’m still on the fence about it
@shinesprites you know if this was them gearing towards a world-wide 1-3 games free per month I'd totally be on board for that.
@shinesprites yeah that'd be smart in the keep Switch relevant plan. Especially if they do something like BotW 2 is going to release in X month and you'll be able to play the first game free for a week.
Anyone know if the Japanese version will have an English language option? Don't know if I want to go through all the trouble of changing regions if I wont be able to read the text at the end of the day.
Makes these deals outside of Japan!
Just bought this game doh!
"you can then go ahead and buy the full thing to keep for 2580 yen, reduced from its usual price of 1736 yen"
When they did this promo last year in Europe for Mario Tennis Aces, it persuaded us to buy the full game. Nintendo, you should do this more often, in more regions. Dead Cells isn't a game that's on my radar, but if I could try the full thing for free then I could be persuaded otherwise.
This would be great other places too.. it’s a shame Nintendo is only doing this in Japan. Any offers/perks to make a paid mediocre online service better should be across the board. Just sounds like good business.
Nintendo take so long to get what the problem is. People dont likeNintendo Switch online because Nintendo isn't bothering with it.
Wouldn't mind if these offers came West. Personally, though, I have so much to play as it is that I probably wouldn't bother.
@sandman89 no need to be on the fence,its one if the best games out in last couple years. I've personally played over 200hrs on Switch. once it gets its hooks into you it's addictive. It is a challenge though but so good
@PlayedNSlayed it’s just games like celest for example everyone said was amazing I just thought it was ok. So I’d rather try dead cells first. Or have a better sale which I’m sure will come over time.
Nintendo continues to behave in the most idiotic ways possible when it comes to online services.
Honestly, toddlers could do a better job at this point.
Sounds good - an easy way to promote nso and a specific game. Wish they'd do the same in England more often. My son and I had a blast on Tennis Aces.
Free games for paying for the online subscription service. Would be a nice perk, considering the online service seems to be no better than Wii or WiiU outside of less friend codes.
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