Today, the official release date for Dead Cells was announced. According to developer Motion Twin, Dead Cells is set to launch August 7. The game will be priced at $24.99 and available across all platforms including PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. In addition to the release announcement, a new trailer for the game debuted which showcases a variety of in-game action.
The trailer highlights Dead Cells’ Metroidvania-style roguelite gameplay along with fun, fast-paced sidescrolling. The new trailer also includes a look at the new upgrade system in Dead Cells along with hidden areas in the game. You can pre-order Dead Cells right now for all platforms with the exception of Nintendo Switch.
If you’re hoping to snag Dead Cells for the Switch, it’s worth noting that Switch pre-orders will be available as of July 18. Additionally, gamers who pre-order Dead Cells will get a 20% discount which knocks the price down from $24.99 to $19.99. This discount will only be available for pre-order copies and will end once the game is released on August 7.
Through a description provided by Motion Twin, Dead Cells aims to deliver “the best of roguelite replayability and Metroidvania-style permanent upgrades” plus a permadeath feature without “the frustrating of starting again.” Once it’s released, Dead Cells will feature 13 levels, 4 special powers (exclusive PC versions), a Daily Run mode complete with leaderboards, and over 80 weapons and skills to choose from.