Motion Twin and Evil Empire today revealed the wealth of content awaiting Dead Cells fans in its upcoming The Bad Seed DLC, kicking off 2020 with two gorgeous new biomes, several new chill-inducing monsters and all-new weapons, plus an exceedingly creepy boss battle. In case you’re not dying enough, more entirely unique ways to meet your maker are on the way, with a release planned on all platforms in Q1 of 2020 for a $4.99 price tag.
The Bad Seed DLC introduces new path choices in the early game ensuring that all players, no matter their level, will be able to enjoy it. Players will discover two new biomes inhabited by their own distinctive bestiary; The Arboretum, a lush paradise to deceivingly adorable creatures, and The Swamp, where an overgrown arboreal settlement inhabited by ambushing blow gunners and spear wielders is your only escape from the gargantuan purple ticks that reign uncontested on the ground.
Triumphing over the numerous perils, built by the Dead Cells devs with as much love as sadism, will be rewarded with a conceptually unique armoury, including the first double slot weapon as well as a very dedicated and loyal mushroom companion. Of course, vengeance visited upon the monsters and challenging new biomes that once slowed you down is its own reward, but a few new weapons never hurt anybody.
While offered as additional paid content, The Bad Seed DLC is not intended to mark the end of the free post-launch content updates the devs have proven to be committed to over the years. Free content, balancing, and systemic updates are planned at the same steady rhythm and of the same quality as seen in 2019. Revenue from paid content like The Bad Seed will allow the team to continue to expand Dead Cells’ base game with and for the fans for a long time to come. If there are any questions on this front the devs are doing an AMA right now over here.
Winner and nominee for dozens of Game of the Year 2018 awards, Dead Cells is a critically-acclaimed roguelike metroidvania action platformer set within an unpredictable castle packed with dark secrets, game changing items and hordes of deadly beasts. Players face tough risk-reward decisions, building their loadout from an incredibly diverse arsenal of weapons and abilities in the hopes of dodging the castle’s omnipresent threat of permadeath. A steady series of post-launch updates addressing fan feedback has evolved Dead Cells, keeping its action-centric adventure as surprising as it is rewarding.
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