Dead Cells Gets Free ‘Rise of the Giant’ DLC on PS4 and Switch Today; Sells Over 2 Million Copies

Motion Twin, the team behind Dead Cells, announced today that the highly anticipated DLC ‘Rise of the Giant’ has slashed and dashed its way to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The update will hit Xbox One sometime soon (no specific date information has been provided as of yet).

This isn’t one of those updates that just has a new thing or two and calls it a day. What good would that be, right? Instead, this update brings a deadly basket of goodies for players to enjoy, like new weapons and enemy types, a new skinning system that gives players more than 50 character outfits to pick and choose from (you all know how much I love customization options, so this is dope), a bloody awesome and hidden level to explore, and more.

So, you want all the deets? Of course, you do. Here’s the complete list of what the update brings, which was provided via a press release:

  • 10 new enemy types, many of which can be found in the higher difficulty modes of the game

  • Three new skills have been included in the game which consist of a flying pet and a single use scroll that will reveal the current level map (ooOOOooOOoooOooo)

  • 10 new weapons including the Giant Killer, the Boi Axe and the Thunder Shield

  • The old Hunter Grenade door in the Prisoners’ Quarters has been replaced by a new Specialist shop where you can buy the Hunter’s Grenade, skins or a lovely new Map

  • For the most advanced players, Rise of the Giant holds a new hidden level. An entirely new ending to your story will be revealed to those who can beat the crap out of the new boss waiting for you at the end….

Furthermore, Dead Cells definitely wasn’t, well, dead upon arrival and it’s been selling like crazy as the roguelike-metroidvania title has now surpassed the 2 million sales milestone. Dead Cells is so drop dead good (supposed to be “drop dead gorgeous”, but whatever), that it’s even making its way to mobile — with a summer release planned for iOS. An Android release is also in the works, but no specific release information has been given about that.

But for those that have yet to slay and get slain in Dead Cells, the game is now available at 20 percent off across the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, and Microsoft Store.

For a quick history lesson of sorts: Dead Cells was released on Steam Early Access in 2017 and quickly found an audience due to its unique take on the roguelike genre and polished design. The title has since its launch earned dozens of accolades around the world from international critics and has been a stunning commercial success for Motion Twin.

Below, you can watch a wicked animated video for the latest Dead Cells update:

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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.