Dead Cells DLC: Rise Of The Giant Available For Free

Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant
Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant Motion Twin

In the gaming world, the debate on downloadable content (DLC) never stops. One side claims that developers should release games in full while the other side says some have used DLC's to milk gamers. Developer Motion Twin is going in a different direction, as it has released a DLC for Dead Cells for free.

Dubbed as Rise of the Giant, the company says the release is a way of saying thank you to the community that has supported Dead Cells and given feedback. Motion Twin said the DLC is for "the people who have been hanging around since day 1, it’s high level and should offer more challenge than most sane people would think reasonable." Motion Twin even released a trailer for the free DLC.

Key features of the DLC include a new level that is connected to the main level structure and is available to those who have finished the game at least once. There is also a hidden level, though Motion Twin says it is “poorly” hidden.

With the new levels come new bosses and the main level structure will have a different type of boss available. There is also a new hidden difficult boss. In terms of content, the DLC brings with it 10 new enemies and 13 new weapons/skills. It also offers upgrades to the core game systems.

Similar to many other DLCs, this one offers new skins. According to Motion Twin, player “have been requesting this for ages and we’ve finally found the time to make the necessary changes to accommodate the request.” New skins include fluro skins, female skins, and even a Christmas tree skin.

The DLC is available on the PC for Windows with the OSX and Linux version expected to follow soon. Console versions, meanwhile, will be available once Motion Twin receives certification.

Dead Cells is a roguelike Metroidvania video game. Players take on the role of a slime-like creature and take control of a corpse in a dungeon which players then need to fight their way out of. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and for the PC in Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.

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