French studio Motion Twin revealed today the last major content update for Dead Cells before it leaves Steam‘s Early Access: The Hand of the King Update.
This major update hosts a bevy of tweaks and additions to things such as balancing, level design, and graphics. A portion of these changes are community suggestions, taken after months of bug reporting from early access players. Some of the most important items include:
- New level called “The Castle”
- New final boss
- 4th difficulty mode called “Nightmare”
- New weapons and active skills
The entire list of changes are listed on the patch notes, posted at the Dead Cells website. The developers also published a vlog that talks about the update.
To celebrate the big update and its looming release, the game is currently 33 percent off as part of Steam’s Midweek Madness sale. This brings the price down from $19.99 to $13.39.
Released as an early access game on May 10, 2017, Dead Cells is a roguelike, Metroidvania action platformer. Players must explore an ever-changing castle and take advantage of the fast-paced combat to get through keepers. The game’s mantra is “Kill, die, learn, repeat.”Its console iterations are expected to arrive sometime this year.