Dead Cells Reaches Final Update After Five Years

Dead Cells

Five years after releasing commercially, Dead Cells is finally receiving its final update, developers Motion Twin and Evil Empire announced. With the rollout of update 35, dubbed “The End is Near,” the game will no longer be getting new content, marking an end to its years-long post-launch support.

Explaining why, Motion Twin said—“Our commitment to avoiding the ‘more of the same’ trap and keeping Dead Cells fresh and original has led us to this point”.

“As we’ve seen with other long-running series, it’s crucial not to overextend and risk diminishing the unique charm that makes Dead Cells special to us all,” it added.

Hardly in a perfect state, the developers, however, will remain committed to ironing out the game’s kink while improving on quality-of-life issues. Meanwhile, the developers also showed excitement in exploring possibilities with Dead Cells outside of the original game. That is, by venturing into other forms of entertainment, such as animation and even board games.

Still in the developing stage, The End is Near is shaping to be an exciting addition to the beloved 2D action platformer. Primarily, with the introduction of the Curse mechanic, which seems to add a layer of challenge to the players through its insta-kill effect to the player. Inversely, entering a cursed biome and dropping an item will cause that item to become one gear level higher.

Since releasing in 2018, Dead Cells has received numerous updates and content, including Queen of the Sea, Fatal Falls, and the Bad Seed. Fans of Metroidvania will most likely remember the title for its surprising collaboration with Castlevania, with Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania.