I don’t want to bog this post down with too much inane rambling. Proof positive that the Indie scene is alive and well, Dead Cells looks to be a phenomenal side-scrolling action adventure. If you liked Hyper Light Drifter, Rogue Legacy, and others, this is right up your alley. Motion Twin’s colorful roguevania action-platformer, Dead Cells, is coming to Steam this Spring in Early Access.
What is Dead Cells?
Dead Cells is a roguelike, Castlevania-inspired action-platformer, allowing you to explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle… assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers. To beat the game you’ll have to master 2D souls-like combat with the ever present threat of permadeath looming. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.
- RogueVania: Intense 2D action with the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath in a castle full of cuddly creatures.
- Souls-like combat: Pattern-based bosses and minions, weapons and spells with unique gameplay. Roll roll roll your boat gently down the stream…
- Nonlinear progression: Unlock new levels with every death, take a new path. Tired of the stinking sewers? Why not take the ramparts?
- Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. A fine place for a holiday.