Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania video game by Motion Twin and Merge Games, developed by .

Official trailers

PlayStation Europe on Thursday, May 23, 2019 released the trailer:
Dead Cells | Rise of the Giant DLC | PS4.

Story intro

Dead Cells is described as a "roguevania", a combination of procedurally-generated roguelike games and action-exploration-based metroidvania games. The player controls a mass of cells that occupy and control the body of a deceased prisoner at the start of each game. As they explore a series of dungeons and fight the creatures within, they collect weapons, skins, abilities, power-ups, and money. Some enemies will also drop cells when defeated, which can be used to obtain permanent power-ups such as additional health potions or new items that can be bought or found in later runs. These cells can only be spent at the end of a dungeon section; if a player dies before then, they lose all collected cells. Each level is procedurally generated by merging of predesigned sections in a random configuration along with random placement of enemies and items. The game's combat is said to be similar to the Souls series, with difficult enemies with certain behaviors the player can learn, and where frequent player-character death is a fundamental part of the game. At intervals throughout the game, the player must also defeat boss enemies known as "Keepers." Currently, there are six Keepers in the game - The Concierge, Conjunctivious, The Time Keeper, The Giant, The Hand of the King, and The Collector. The game includes Twitch integration, allowing viewers, via the stream's chat, to influence the game, such as voting for which upgrade paths the player should take. The plot of Dead Cells is minimalistic, only giving bits of information to the player, as the player character is selectively mute, and lore is fed gradually from area descriptions and background details. Taking place on an unnamed island, the player character is the Prisoner, a greenish blob of an unknown substance capable of possessing executed bodies in the depths of the island. While the "Head" of the Prisoner is immortal, the bodies it possesses are not, and dying will force it to slink back to the Prison Quarters. The Prisoner awakens in the depths of the Island's prison. A soldier implies that they have been trying to escape for an unspecified period of time. As the Prisoner works their way out of the Prison Quarters, they navigate the Island, and it is revealed to the player that the Island was once a mighty kingdom, until a plague known as "The Malaise" swept through, reducing most of its citizens to mindless zombies or monstrous husks. The Kingdom's Alchemist worked tirelessly to find a cure, but mysteriously disappeared as the king himself became reclusive. As the kingdom fell, the remaining citizens began to rebel against the King, only to either die by infection, seclusion, or by their own hands. The Prisoner encounters and fights several entities as they travel across the island: The Concierge, who was once the prison's guard Castaing, before his infection and subsequent transformation into a hulking monster; Conjunctivius, a nameless, faceless bloated corpse that was transformed into a grotesque tentacled Beholder-like monster; and The Time Keeper, a woman with some mastery over time, who continuously resets time each day to prevent her own infection. They also encounter The Collector, a hooded figure who trades items to the Prisoner in exchange for Cells, which drop from defeated enemies and are implied to be a sort of essence of life; and The Blacksmith and his apprentices, who upgrade the Prisoner's weapons and arsenal.

About

Dead Cells was scheduled to be released on August 6, 2018, on August 7, 2018 and on August 28, 2019 by Motion Twin and Merge Games.

It is a single-player video game.

This video game is available for the following platforms: Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android.

The game had received T rating.

External links

Official website: dead-cells.com

Other websites: Steam, PlayStation, Xbox

Wikipedia: Dead Cells

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