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  Dead Cells DLC ‘Rise of the Giant’ Stomps Its Way to Select Consoles Today; Motion Twin Confirms 2 Million* Copies of Dead Cells Sold
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05/23/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Bordeaux, France -- May 23, 2019 -- The team behind the 2018 smash hit Dead Cells announced today that the highly anticipated DLC ‘Rise of the Giant’ arrived on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and today alongside a new milestone that Dead Cells has now surpassed the 2 million* sales milestone. The Rise of the Giant Update will hit Xbox One soon. Dead Cells is also making its way to mobile, which was announced earlier this month and planned for a summer release on iOS (with Android planned.)

 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLz1r_sCeXc

Press kit link: https://motion-twin.com/presskit/81

 

Console players who have beaten the game into submission on at least one occasion will gain access to the Cavern, an entirely new environment filled with entirely new ways to die. Abominable new traps, perilous lava pools await and they are filled with violent new enemies waiting to kill you - including a new boss at the end of the Cavern.

 

Fans will also be introduced to a shiny new skinning system, which gives players more than 50 new character outfits to enjoy. New loot will drop via the game’s new Premium Shop that you can sign up for with your favorite credit card classic blueprints from existing enemies in the higher difficulty modes (and bosses, of course.)

 

The update brings:

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  • The old Hunter Grenade door in the Prisoners’ Quarters has been replaced by a new Specialist shop where you can buy the Hunter’s Grenade, skins or a lovely new Map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

 

The entire list of patch notes can be found here: https://dead-cells.com/patchnotes

 

Dead Cells is also now available at 20 percent off across the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.

 

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.

 

For more information and to keep up with more upcoming Dead Cells announcements, make sure to follow @motiontwin.

 

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*NOTE FOR PRESS: Recently at the 2019 Game Developer Conference it was widely reported Dead Cells had sold 1 million copies. The articles citing that figure seemed to have stemmed from a presentation slide at GDC that referenced sales figures as part of a larger presentation on marketing. The sales figures used in that presentation were from December 2018. We are pleased to report that the most accurate and up to date sales figures top two million copies.