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Dead Cells is getting new DLC in early 2021

Dead Cells developer Motion Twin outlines the game’s next big content update, which is due in early 2021.

Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced that critically acclaimed rogue-lite platformer Dead Cells will receive a second paid content expansion in Q1 2021. Remarkably, the update will be the twenty-second that the game has received since its Early Access launch in 2017.

The Fatal Falls DLC will be released at a pocket-friendly $4.99 in the US. It includes two completely new biomes – The Fractured Shrines and The Undying Shores – plus new weapons and a brand new boss. Motion Twin says the expansion is designed to give players increased options for middle-run exploration.

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The new teaser trailer, erm, teases what’s to come.

Dead Cells has been a massive success for Motion Twin. Following its full release, the game has sold more than 3.5 million copies across all platforms. Evil Empire was formed as a support studio in 2019 to continue development on the game, with the core Motion Twin team moving onto new projects.


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