As promised, The Queen & The Sea, a brand new paid DLC pack for Dead Cells, is now live on Nintendo Switch and other platforms.
Revealed alongside a teaser trailer towards the end of last year, The Queen & The Sea is the game's biggest chunk of DLC yet, concluding the events and narrative found within the first two DLCs, The Bad Seed and Fatal Falls. It's said to present "formidable new challenges with two new biomes, new enemies and one badass new boss." Ooer.
A new animated trailer for the new content is now available (see above), and we have the full rundown of what you can expect to enjoy when buying it right here:
The Queen and the Sea DLC finishes the path that started with The Bad Seed and Fatal Falls, in which after dying all over again trying to save the island from the Malaise, the Beheaded is now seeking for a way out of the island - a way out which he seems to have found in the last DLC, but it's heavily guarded. The Queen & The Sea DLC takes players through two brand new Biomes: The Infested Shipwreck and The Lighthouse.
The run is parallel to the High Peak Castle and Throne Room levels, introducing players to a variety of new challenges. The first Biome, The Infested Shipwreck, winds you through a rotten shipwreck where you will be hunted by unforgiving eldritch horrors lurking (like they do) in the spooky and haunted old vessel. The second Biome, The Lighthouse, showcases a brand new challenge of vertical exploration not yet seen in Dead Cells.
Players will find themselves in a soaring tower in which players will scramble upward as fast as they can to outrun rising flames while simultaneously fending off highly skilled warriors who want nothing more than to end your run. And because we can’t introduce new Biomes without also introducing a powerful new Boss waiting for you, please meet The Queen, an all-new and unexpectedly elegant character unlike any other boss seen before in the game. The Queen adapts by changing her tactics depending on the players’ combat strategy. Parrying your attacks, sending your projectiles back at you, slicing your own grenades in two and killing your beloved pets are just some of the challenges players will face, and we haven’t even gotten to the part where she slices the whole screen into pieces. Or the entirely new ending.
A variety of deals for the base game and its DLC packs have hit digital stores in celebration of The Queen & The Sea's release, so make sure to visit your local eShop to get the most up to date prices for your region.
Will you be checking this out? Let us know in the usual place.
The game I stop playing for a while and return to again and again continues to give me reasons to never delete this from my memory card to save space...Looking forward to this.
Will definitely be playing this. Such a good game!
It’s simply one of the greatest games of all time.
I never got to pick this game up. With the full bundle being on sale, it might be time.
At what point do they stop and just make a sequel? This has to be the most generous development cycle ever right?
One of the few DLCs I'll buy - at full price. Dead Cells deserves it.
After more than 200 hours of playing, dying and repeating, I’ve kinda dropped off of Dead Cells for the time being, but I’m still going to buy this latest DLC to keep my digital copy of the game 'complete' and support the fantastic development team in the process. I do, however, intend to swing back round to Dead Cells at some point in the future, but man, that backlog!
Ah, yet another reason to return to my GOTY 2018. I can't wait to play this new DLC. Now where's that guy who was thinking each DLC cost $25 in the last Dead Cells thread?
This will be the like 10th time I've sideloaded this on my phone.
I've got a hell of a year this year.... This and Hades to start, and Isaac DLC. Goodbye life.
Got it instantly last night. SImply adore this game!
@Kiz3000 The team at motiontwin really love this game!
I tried the game last year and can see that it's expertly crafted and plays great, I just can't get very far into it. Maybe I just suck at games, but all this DLC for me isn't worth it as I'll still be starting in that same first area. Perhaps there are some accessibility options somewhere to allow me to progress further into the game.
@Milton_Burle I don't think it's because you suck at games, it was deliberately designed to be VERY difficult, but every run makes your character just a little bit stronger and your next run just a bit easier.
I have 990 hours on Isaac... 250 on Dead Cells... and around 150 for Hades so, yeah... they could take up your entire year if you get into them! Enjoy!
Did they ever create a gameplay mode that removes the random nature of the levels? I gave up on the thing because just when I was learning something, the game would change due to procedural generation. Or did they ever add something easier to manage?
@Milton_Burle There's a few options to help out. Once you unlock "custom mode" you can remove any unwanted weapons/skills from the rotation. As long as you have a certain number of items and skills activated (I think its 20?) then you can still progress in the game and unlock new endings like normal.
Or, to do the opposite of that, you can remove all items except for the 2 or 3 that are your favorites, and blow through the game more easily. You won't unlock anything for beating it this way, but it's good practice for when you're ready for the real thing.
@Desrever I tend to use custom mode and leave exact 20 items turned on, usually a few weapons in my colour of choice then top it up with off colour ones. I don't find many good weapons for free doing this but when I go to the shops and pick my colour I only get offered what in after.
The key is really building synergy between objects, so if you are inflicting poison with a weapon make sure other weapons deal extra damage to poisoned enemies.
It was a slow burner for me, took me a lot of tries to get through the first boss but once it clicked I got to 2BC quite fast, then hit a wall for ages. Eventually managed to get through 4BC and have t braves 5 yet. Moved in to Hades for a bit now though.
What I can say is it makes gamepass great value having both dead cells and Hades as games I keep coming back to.
@BloodNinja in custom mode you can pick a seed number which will be the same every time. You have to play it on random a bit until you unlock custom though. Once the combat clicks and you get used to it the randomness is fine. The only annoyance is when a cursed chest is right next to the door to the boss.
@Everett_psycho Thank you. Maybe I'll come back to it some day.
@Everett_psycho I'm exactly in the "cleared 2BC then hit a wall for ages" stage of playing. I put it down for a few months, but I just bought the DLC, so maybe this will be the time I get to 3BC
@Desrever I hit the wall at 2BC, they clearly knew there was an issue as they made 2BC easier a few updates ago and now 3BC is the new difficulty spike. I just couldn't best the last boss in it.
Using custom game really helped, building a set up with good damage output got me through it, used electric whip, ice shards, an owl that adds oil and wings if the crow. Turn out using wings if the crow that I never really used before makes the last boss a lot easier as you spend most of your time just floating above his attacks, pair it with the instinct of master of arms mutation and your ice shards hit crits and reduce your cool down so you can float over him again sooner. Once I cleared 2BC 3 and 4 followed pretty quickly with this build.
Need less DLC. Need more next project.
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