Indie smash hit Dead Cells has received yet another free update on PC (coming to consoles soon), and this one comes with some pretty big additions.
Called 'Whack-a-Mole', this latest update adds "insanely large weapons, new mutations and a collection of other enhancements". Those weapons are called The Oven Axe, The Toothpick, and Tombstone, the latter of which is an actual tombstone that kills your enemies and leaves your mark (quite literally) on your enemy’s grave.
The new mutations on offer are 'Execution (colorless)', which instantly kills enemies with under 15% health; 'Barbed Tips (tactics)', which inflicts X damage per second to enemies based on the number of arrows stuck in them; and 'Point Blank (tactics)', which allows close-range attacks to inflict X% bonus damage. Full details on all the changes can be found in the patch notes.
If you can believe it, this is actually the 23rd major update the game's received in its lifetime, so if you haven't played for a while, make sure to jump back in to see what you've missed when this lands on Switch. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Dead Cells has now sold more than five million copies worldwide – not a bad achievement at all.
The game that keeps adding value to itself. I'll have to check this update out eventually.
Does this mean we get an animation?
This game just keeps finding ways back into my life. Thought I was done with it, but once I beat Galaxy with Luigi, I'll have a gap in games to play.
They keep adding updates and I keep wanting more.
Another game that should get some new content? Hades. Two roguelites that consume my life.
Um, this update is NOT out on consoles yet. Only on PC for now.
Glad I never started with this one on release given the updates it's had. The pile of shame grows ever larger.
@ryancraddock fix the article, please! This update is only out on PC right now.
I still don't know why it is necessary to specify that an update is "free".
My NS copy is not receiving any update. The article is misleading.
@Rhaoulos To be fair, they do release paid DLC content as well as free DLC. Usually its only new stages that you need to fork money over for, while new weapons and mutations are usually free with an update.
just beated the game on very hard.. ill give it a break... more than 100 hours in this gem without playing any DLC!! such an amazing game!
@Desrever I get your point, but there is no mention of DLC in my comment or in the article. This is an update, so why the need to specify it's free?
@1ofUs Already watched it on their official facebook page.
@Desrever This is one of a few games I don't mind paying for more stages.
I need to get into this game!
This game just recently topped BOTW by becoming my most played Switch game of all time. I kinda feel bad about that, but honestly Dead Cells is my drug.
Maybe once I start Monster Hunter Rise that'll take over...
AFAIK, only updates that add whole new areas get animations.
@Bliquid That's what I thought, but I didn't know it was an NL thing. I guess most people have accepted to buy a game in several parts and this seems super generous.
the market is training us into thinking they are generous in finishing a game after we paid for it.
@Bliquid I've not purchased this game precisely because I await a complete physical copy. The frequent updates are nice, and I keep an eye on them, but on the whole I agree with you. I am somewhat understanding toward "indie" studios releasing something reasonably complete in order to stay alive, but Nintendo doing this with Animal Crossing seems unacceptable to me.
Such a great game and the developers are awesome by keeping the updates (mostly free) coming for years with great new content each time. My second most played Switch game! My only gripe is the difficulty jumps up a lot, i think i got stuck on two boss cells cuz it just got soooo much harder. I saw they updated it after that to lower than difficulty cliff a bit. Probably been a couple content updates since i last played also so i should probably jump back in sometime! This is probably the most replayable single player game ive ever played outside of some RTS games back in the day.
Still only on BSC level 3, need to steam roll through the next two difficulties but finding it rather... difficult. Yet, I shall persevere!
@1ofUs Just type Dead Cells on facebook and select the verified profile (The one with a blue mark on the name), check their timeline.
Not sure This website here would allow me to post links.
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