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Jan 12, 2021

Fatal Falls DLC for Dead Cells gets a January 26th release date, price, and gameplay trailer

From Press Release:

Bordeaux, France (January 12, 2021) – Motion Twin and Evil Empire announced that the upcoming Fatal Falls DLC is set to arrive on January 26 for $4.99/4,99€ on PC and consoles and released a badass new gameplay trailer revealing the DLC’s wickedly deadly new enemies, slick new weapons and two entirely new biomes. Fatal Falls DLC is the 22nd major update to the award-winning Dead Cells and only the second paid DLC since the game’s initial Early Access debut in 2017.

To celebrate the DLC release, the developers have also launched preorders on a newly announced bundle and slashed prices across all platforms starting in late January (dates vary slightly per platform, so fans should check their preferred platform shop starting January 26 for details on the 10+ day discount period).

A 33 percent off preorder discount is now live for the newest bundle, Dead Cells: The Fatal Seed Bundle for fans on Nintendo Switch ($19.99/19,99€). The sweet af bundle will also be on sale for 33 percent off across all platforms starting January 26th (sale dates will vary slightly per platform) for $19.99/19,99€. Bundle content includes all previous 20 free game updates plus the two paid DLCs, The Bad Seed and Fatal Falls (regularly priced $4.99/4.99€ each).

For interested newcomers and veterans of Dead Cells, the developers also announced several additional discounts starting January 26 into mid-February. Specific dates for these deals will vary slightly per platform so make sure you check your preferred digital platform for the precise details:

  • First-ever 50 percent off the base game ($12.49/12,49€) is a superwicked deal for fans interested in checking it out for the first time
  • 33 percent off Dead Cells: The Fatal Seed Bundle ($19.99/19,99€) for those looking to go all the way
  • 30 percent off The Bad Seed DLC – never discounted before – ($3.49/3,49€)

The Fatal Falls DLC introduces a significant amount of new content for fans including two new mid-game biomes, a killer new boss and a slew of new weapons and items. The gameplay reveal trailer released today showcases new biomes The Fractured Shrines and The Undying Shores as well as a cranky new boss – The Scarecrow, who existing fans may recognize as the Royal Gardener gone wrong with Malaise.

The two new biomes are parallels to the ‘Stilt Village’, ‘Clock Tower’ and ‘Time Keeper’ areas and are intended as alternate paths to spice up your mid-game runs. Along the new paths fans can expect to encounter a homicidal pet sword (why not?) and new slightly psychotic enemies like the Myopic Crow, the Clumsy Swordsman, the Compulsive Gravedigger and a lot more (eight total) culminating with the final boss, The Scarecrow (might want to keep an eye on those exploding mushrooms when you encounter him).

And what’s an update without new weapons? Fatal Falls’ new maniacal sword (did we mention it flies?) is designed to bring Brutality players a real counterpart to the Great Owl and Mushroom Boi. Scythes, undoubtedly one of the more iconic weapons in existence, have also been added – they are attracted to enemies and will follow you around a bit. Seven new weapons in total have arrived: Lightning Rods, Ferryman’s Lantern, Scarecrow’s Sickles, Iron Staff, Snake Fangs, Serenade and Cocoon. Each one will help you in different areas of the two new biomes. And because we want you to feel good AND look good, a total of 10 new outfits have also been added to the update.

Fatal Falls marks the second paid DLC drop for the 2018 GOTY winning Dead Cells. The developers have kept a steady flow of free content on tap for its loyal community across all platforms for the past 30 months. The first paid DLC, The Bad Seed dropped last year for the same price of $4.99. Previous recent updates have included bringing six new mobs, massive systematic updates and the much-requested backpack, several new biomes, dozens of distinct (and mostly deranged) new enemies and a variety of badass weaponry to help you not die as much. Update 21, the Malaise Update, changed the way the late game mechanics work entirely. The Malaise Update will hit consoles in February; it is currently available on PC.

As always, the complete list of updates can be found here: https://dead-cells.com/patchnotes

Winner and nominee for dozens of Game of the Year 2018 awards, Dead Cells is a critically-acclaimed roguelite metroidvania action platformer set within an unpredictable castle packed with dark secrets, game changing items and hordes of deadly beasts. Players face tough risk-reward decisions, building their loadout from an incredibly diverse arsenal of weapons and abilities in the hopes of dodging the castle’s omnipresent threat of permadeath. A steady series of post-launch updates addressing fan feedback has evolved Dead Cells, keeping its action-centric adventure as surprising as it is rewarding.

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