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Dead Cells

Fully Formed And Ready To Die
by Jacob Geller on Jul 10, 2018 at 11:34 AM
Publisher: Motion Twin
Developer: Motion Twin
Release:
Rating: Teen
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Dead Cells has been in good shape for a long time. Despite the early access moniker, the rogue-like metroidvania already contains dozens of hours of content, secrets, and unlockables for PC players. Finally though, it's ready for a full release: It'll be dropping on August 7 for all major platforms.

Since early last year, Dead Cells has been available on Steam and GOG , giving PC players a chance to check out its unique mix of procedurally generated and ability-gated content. It also has a strong progression system; each run, players can gather cells (the game's currency) and buy permanent upgrades or new equipment. The game also has several branching paths, allowing for radically different styles of runs. 

I've sunk more than 40 hours into the game; it's tough as nails, but incredibly fun.

Dead Cells will be out of early access and available for purchase on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC for $25.