Update (Wed 22nd Jul, 2020 09:40 BST): As promised, Dead Cells' 'Update 19' is now live on Switch. Make sure your copy of the game is up to date and get stuck in!
Original Article (Thu 2nd Jul, 2020 10:00 BST): Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced that Dead Cells has now surpassed three million sales over the course of its lifetime. The game first launched on Switch in August 2018 and was initially available on Steam Early Access the year before.
As it happens, the game has also just received its 19th update on PC, bringing a number of "smaller" changes that will also arrive on console "in the coming weeks". These changes include sweeping changes to items and weapons, many of which have been completely reworked, nerfed or boosted.
For example, crossbows are now classed as two-handed weapons and 'Survival' only, giving players two separate attacks and a generous health pool. Also, equipping a two-handed weapon now gives you access to a backpack weapon slot, meaning that you can store any one-handed weapon inside and use it simultaneously with any future one-handed weapons you find at the same time, replacing your original two-handed weapon.
Elsewhere, scrolls have been removed from ++ and S weapons, but in an effort to compensate for this, more scrolls have been added to the early biomes, enemy damage has been reduced, and gear damage has been increased.
You can find a detailed report on all the changes on Dead Cells' official website - remember, this update will arrive on Switch in a few weeks' time.
Are you a Dead Cells fan? Do you find yourself regularly revisiting the game to check out its updates? Let us know in the comments.
Quality game. Have it on Switch and Xbox.
Not in any way surprised about the figures. Now available for ios & Android.
This game is kick-ass! One of the best games I've ever played.
I won a collectors edition of this via here, ages ago but never heard anything since! Global pandemic and all that so I don’t like to make a big deal lol
Haven't gotten to play this game yet, going to get around to it.
One of the best games to come out in recent years. Could quite easily make a top 50 or even top 20 of best games in the last decade.
Kudos to the developers. Wasn't this their first release and from a team of under 20 people? They put a lot of love into this game and they've always considered consumer feedback right from the get go to present day. Which is always top tier developing in my opinion and deserving of every single penny they get.
When is has a descent sale price ill buy it
SUCH a good game. SO flipping hard at the higher levels.
I just started playing this since last Friday; safe to say it's a blast.
Don't think I'll be taking on the higher difficulties just yet though, I'll be sticking to casual runs and unlocking loads more weapons and stuff in the meantime. No rush.
Played it on Xbox Game Pass and didn't care for it. I'm not a big fan of the genre, though.
i finally picked this game up last month (end of may i guess) after hemming and hawing for months. i don't know what took me so long to buy it! it broke my AC addiction!
Love this game. Played it over and over until finally beating it. Making it that far and finally beating the final boss was exhilarating.
I don't understand roguelikes at all. I've tried this one and they are all so boring. What is it about them?
Odd how ex-IGN journalist and plagiarist Filip Miucin choose to re-review this game again on his return to the mainstream media.
Wow is it really that good? Reading the comments makes me want to buy the game also. Never looked into it.
@The-Chosen-one Easily one of the best games out there to be frank, i own it on both PS4 and Switch because its that good.
Another good indie game that sells well on it's own merit and supports my opinion that there's no reason to hold back retro titles to "protect" indies.
I'm still waiting for a sale on it. Previous sales were very uncompelling
The only thing this game needs to be perfect is a co-op mode that is balanced specifically for co-op so enemies have more HP and some require the attention of both players to kill. I burned so many hours on this game and still have not unlocked all the weapons and secret areas. This game is easily one of the most immersive rogue titles I have played aside from Rogue Legacy.
Anyone else still waiting for the update to be available..?
Everytime a DLC would come out I would hold off, then reach the doors like 3 times that said you need the DLC and end up buying it. Never had any regret though, everything about this game is great.
The game is really good.
It's a rouge-like Metroidvaina on speed that I was addict to for a month!
Lol thanks will get it later today!
@The-Chosen-one The limited run Prisoners Edition comes with all DLC on the cart if you can spend alittle more My pre order is already in!
I know everybody is praising this game. But I just can't handle the amount of 2D pixel sidescrollers on the system. I am just so full of it. Which is a shame, because apparently I am missing out in this case.
The game so nice I bought it twice. My personal GOTY 2019, I had the digital already but I have the ridiculous Prisoner's Edition on preorder. Comes with an 8.5 inch tall figure of the main character, a 7" vinyl record, an artbook, some stickers... It's a cool package and well worth it to me for a game I enjoyed so much.
I LOVE this game but am very disappointed in this update. Making crossbows take both weapon spots was...weird, and I can't figure out how to use the "backup" weapon slot. Also the shops are almost useless now. It used to be easy to select a category of weapon you prefer which made it simple to "upgrade" what you were currently using. Now it's nearly impossible. I also don't feel any improvement in the difficult balances that they made. It's still too difficult on 2+ cells.
Even stranger than going back and re-reviewing a game he was caught and fired for lazily 'covering,' it's a game that, at this point, is well known to RULE! Currently, anyone on the fence about this game has a plethora of reputable (and more importantly, honest) reviews from multiple perspectives across several platforms to peruse through without needing this butt-munch's two cents!
Oh well; have it, beaten it (once!), LOVE IT!!
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