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Dead Cells to get massive new Castlevania crossover DLC

Return to Castle Dracula next year, in a monster-sized new Dead Cells crossover event. Complete with Richter Belmont, Alucard, and lots more.

What is a man…

Who saw this one coming?! Dead Cells is, of course, the critic and fan acclaimed action/roguelike from Evil Empire and Motion Twin. The game was a hit right off the bat, and has expanded a few times with lots of fresh additions since launch.

But be that as it may, this is the biggest drop yet. Or at least, it will be in early 2023, when Dead Cells crosses over with the legendary Castlevania. That’s right, Dead Cells will be crashing headlong into Konami’s iconic side-scrolling classic.

Here’s a little look (sans gameplay):

As you might imagine, there’s a lot of content included in this one. For one thing, there’s the Castlevania biome. While several new biomes will be added to Dead Cells’ campaign, Castle Dracula is obviously the main draw.

We don’t have a ton of info just yet on what it will entail, but if the press release is anything to go by, it’s gonna be a fun time.

The real piece de resistance in the upcoming Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania are two entirely new biomes, one of them being the iconic Dracula’s Castle. Packed with deadly werewolves, haunted armors and food stuffed into the walls, players will attempt to defeat terrifying and dangerous creatures that comprise Dracula’s army and bop along to an alternative soundtrack of 51 original Castlevania tunes, as well as 12 truly iconic tracks that have been reimagined in the style of Dead Cells

But uncovering the secrets of Dracula’s castle and yet-to-be-revealed biomes won’t be a walk in the park. Three epic boss fights await in the haunted corridors of the estate, including battles with Death and Dracula himself. If these battles can be survived, you’ll need to prepare yourself for Dead Cells’ most epic and ambitious boss battle yet. 

Motion Twin press release

Guessing that’s Vlad himself there, that’s being hinted at? If it is, and we assume it is, then it’s a good thing that Dead Cells’ The Beheaded will have a fresh stock of weapons to battle him with. Included with this DLC will be “the Vampire Killer, the Cross and, of course, the Holy Water”. But you can expect a lot more than just those, with a total of 14 Castlevania weapons and items hitting the game’s weird world.

Stay tuned, there’s a lot more to come on this one, as we head towards launch.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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