After a couple of months of relaxed silence from builders Movement Twin, Dead Cells is getting a brand new replace subsequent month—its twentieth since launch in 2018. The brand new replace will launch in mid-December and can embody “little stocking fillers to maintain you entertained for a bit longer” like a brand new weapon, new enemy, new lore room, new skins, new issues to eat, and “Just a few different modifications that we’re nonetheless testing so we will not verify them but.”
It is a nice shock, as I am unsure anybody ought to anticipate to get but extra new materials for a small indie sport two and a half years after its launch, even one as fashionable as Lifeless Cells. Earlier this yr Movement Twin launched the Barrels o’ Fun update, including a complete new surroundings. Additionally they announced that the sport had offered greater than 3 million copies.
Lifeless cells is an action-platformer sport which is described by its Steam tags as “Roguevania Souls-like Roguelike” which is unquestionably gibberish when you’re a time traveler from the yr 2005 and/or do not play a number of video video games, however briefly simply means it is 2D, laborious, has a excessive ability ceiling, and also you die rather a lot.
It is a good sport, much-loved by its group and was well-received critically on launch in 2018. We gave it a 90, with Chris Thursten calling it “A stellar motion platformer with attractive presentation and wonderful fight. Punishing however price it.” We gave it Roguelike of the yr in 2018, and we have persistently ranked it on our record of the hardest games on PC since.