Dead Cells is a roguelike action platformer video game by Motion Twin, Playdigious and Merge Games, developed by Motion Twin, Evil Empire and Dead Cells.
PlayStation on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 released the trailer:
Dead Cells: The Bad Seed - Animated Trailer | PS4.
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. Enemies will sometimes drop cells when defeated, which can be used to obtain permanent power-ups such as additional health potions or items that can be bought or found in later runs. These cells can only be spent at the end of a dungeon section, though players can choose not to spend them; 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 compared 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 defeat boss enemies known as "Keepers". There are six Keepers in the game - The Concierge, Conjunctivius, 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, next to a giant skeleton with a spear inside of it, a character named "The Giant". A soldier implies that the Prisoner has 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 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 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; Conjonctivius, 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.
Dead Cells was scheduled to be released on August 6, 2018, on August 7, 2018, on August 28, 2019 and on June 3, 2020 by Motion Twin, Playdigious and Merge Games.
It is a single-player video game.
This video game is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android.
The game Dead Cells is rated with T rating.
More information about Dead Cells you can get at:
Official website: dead-cells.com
Wikipedia: Dead Cells