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Last month, Dead Cells’ new Barrels o’ Fun update was announced for a summer release on Switch. It seems that there was actually going to be a delay on consoles in order to iron out performance, but the team has reversed course and is now intending to go live next week.

Motion Twin and Evil Empire addressed the situation, providing the following status report:

Dead Cells is continuing to offer up new content for existing players. The next update, known as Barrels o’ Fun, arrives on Switch this summer.

The update adds The Derelict Distillery as a new biome, new enemies, new weapons, explosive barrels and breakable walls, and a new soundtrack. We have further details and a trailer below. 

Dead Cells’ latest update is live on Switch. Update of Plenty includes changes to the weapons and economy, scrolls being removed from ++ and S weapons, smoothed out difficulty progression, and more.

For those that missed our previous coverage, here’s a comprehensive breakdown:

Dead Cells has surpassed three million copies sold, Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced. The milestone accounts for sales since launch across all platforms.

In other news, a new update is coming soon to Switch. It’s already out on PC, but it should be hitting Nintendo’s console “in the coming weeks.”

Here’s some information about the new update:

As of today, Switch owners can get their hands on a new Bestiary Update for Dead Cells. The game as added new affixes, enemies, outfits, items, and more.

Below are the main highlights:

Nintendo has run a couple of promotions for Switch Online subscribers in Japan. Previously, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Fire Emblem Warriors were offered entirely for free during a limit period. Now the program is expanding to third-party offerings.

Today, Nintendo announced that Dead Cells will be completely free to play between February 24 and March 1, assuming you’re a Nintendo Switch Online member. There is no limit on how much the game can be played, and you’re able to transfer progress to the full version.

Nintendo has not announced any similar promotions for Switch Online subscribers in the west at this time.

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A new special physical release has been announced for Dead Cells on Switch. Known as “The Prison’s Edition”, the megabundle is said to be “the ultimate physical version of the game for fans and collectors alike.”

The entire package is presented in an embossed tin, emblazoned with the Dead Cells iconic flame logo. A 22cm-tall figurine of the Prisoner is also included, who is brandishing one of the game’s stranger weapons, the Vorpan. You’ll also be getting three collector pin badges, four metallic stickers, an exclusive print art card, a numbered collector’s certificate, and a 7”, two-track, orange vinyl record. The tin is also packed with a Switch copy of Dead Cells – Action Game of the Year (containing the game, a bonus artbook and keyring) together with a digital code allowing access to the new The Bad Seed DLC.

Dead Cells – The Prisoner’s Edition will be released on June 23 for $109.99.

Source: Motion Twin PR

To celebrate the release of Dead Cells’ The Bad Seed DLC on Switch and other platforms, Motion Twin has shared a new animated trailer. Check it out below.

The next major Dead Cells DLC has been dated for Switch. Players can get their hands on The Bad Seed on February 11, developer Motion Twin announced today.

Here’s an overview of the latest content:

Motion Twin and Evil Empire have revealed brand new DLC for the roguelike metroidvania action platformer Dead Cells. Coming in Q1 2020, The Bad Seed DLC will feature new biomes, new monsters, and all-new weapons, plus a creepy boss battle.

Here’s a full rundown of what to expect, along with a teaser: