Motion Twin has revealed that its upcoming DLC release Dead Cells: Return To Castlevania will include Richter Belmont as a playable character in one of the game's secret levels.
In what Motion Twin is describing as the 'Final Teaser' before the game launches on March 6th, 2023, the above video showcases all of the visual inspirations from the classic Castlevania franchise (with particular focus on Symphony of the Night) before showcasing gameplay featuring Richter Belmont himself.
The character will retain his moveset from Symphony of the Night, so you'll be breaking candles left, right, and centre with the Vampire Killer whip while gaining new abilities along the way. Motion Twin describes it as "nostaliga overload" and it most certainly looks that way.
Check out the gameplay video above for a proper good look at how Richter Belmont will play in Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania. It's definitely got us itching to check the game out!
Will you be returning to Castlevania when this latest Deal Cells' DLC expansion launches? Let us know in the comments section below.
Been a fat minute since we’ve seen Richter, huh? His newest render is from Smash Ultimate, that game is 5 years old!
Really cool that Konami is letting them do this though, I might have to pick up Dead Cells just for this DLC
@TheBigBlue To be fair, most Castlevania protagonists are a one time affair. Richter and Simon have enjoyed a prolonged spotlight, which is pretty uncommon. We can agree that more Richter is always a good thing, though
Man look at how far they have come, Castlevania in a metroidvania, I’m hype for this one!
I am so excited for this DLC, 3/6 cannot get here soon enough. That is also the first day of my spring break from uni, works out perfectly.
"See you at the party Richter!!"
Favourite Belmont, and best of all, he seems to have his SOTN moveset. Well, nowadays I might prefer Trevor thanks to the Netflix series.
This looks awesome! I would love to see a complete edition with all DLC release on cartridge, that would be the cherry on top of an already very tasty cake!
@Gerudo_Guy Same here! I will buy this ONLY if they package it on the cartridge!
Speaking of Richter, when is the new Castlevania series on Netflix coming out?
@FroZtedFlake Maybe if they do well enough Konami can commission them to make a, you know, actual Castlevania game.
So if you find the secret level is it just that one level you play as Richter or for the rest of the game in this DLC?
Been getting into the game on Apple Arcade the past week because I’ve had a lot of time away from my consoles. Games a blast and I can’t wait for this as the GBA castlevania games specifically Harmony of Dissonance are some of my favorite games.
Love Richter and am excited for this.
Still, between this and the Netflix Vania shows (both past and upcoming), I'm jonesing for some more Simon Belmont one of these days. Smash representation was great but not enough..
@Gitface Not soon enough!
6/3 will be a great day. Maybe I get post the 2nd cell 😅
@GrizzledVeteran Amen to that! Definitely one of my favorite Netflix shows.
@Deemo37 How does it play on Apple Arcade with touch controls? There are some good games on there, but I always thought Dead Cells was too fast paced for touch controls.
I never even bothered with Dead Cells since I don't do rogues, but damn, all this Castlevania love. Might as well let this team make a new one...
@Bizzyb One can hope lol I need me some more castlevania
i rather have symphony of the night come to the switch instead..
This looks so freaking good. I can’t wait for my return to Dead Cells … and Castlevania.
@mnakoff That’s what I’m wondering. I’m hoping you’ll be able to unlock the character for the entirety of the DLC after finding the secret level.
My favorite Belmont. Hopefully we get to see a new game the next few years
Now will Richter be playable in JUST the secret level or the entire DLC? Super cool to see regardless!
Ugh, I hate Dead Cells' Boss Cell mechanic being required to get the full experience, but I've long been itching for another Castlevania game. This may finally convince me to jump back into Dead Cells.
The more I see of this DLC the better it gets, I absolutely have to get Dead Cells and it at some point!
Once you get used to the controls it’s pretty good. And if your in a situation where you can you can always connect a controller.
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