Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, Metroidvania-inspired action-platformer for Nintendo Switch. You’ll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle…assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D Souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Fight, fail, learn, repeat.
Interconnected levels and progressive unlocking of access to the island provides you with a real incentive to explore your surroundings. Add in a degree of evolution for your character and permanent weapon upgrades and you can see where Dead Cells borrows from the long line of Metroidvanias that precede it.
At the end of the day, though, it’s your skills as a player that matter most! Rogue-lites are about constantly getting better, until what was an insurmountable obstacle becomes a walk in the park. Unforgiving combat wed to the absence of any kind of safety net makes for an adrenaline-pumping ride each and every run, creating unrivalled replayability.
- RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline-pumping threat of permadeath.
- 2D Souls-lite action: Tough but fair combat, more than fifty weapons and spells with unique gameplay, and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble.
- Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Ramparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style or just your mood.
- Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist-infused air…
Release info - Dead Cells
NS Online support
Cloud Saves support
Voice Chat support
HD Rumble support