One of our favorite PC Metroidvania titles for 2017, Dead Cells is releasing later this year on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Motion Twin’s platformer that became a hit last year on Steam and GOG, is about to make its way to consoles possibly claiming another successful year for the studio.
Dead Cells has become a classic when it comes to rogue-lite platformers and it seems to be fitting console gaming perfectly, if not Playstation 4 and Xbox, it can easily be a hit on the Nintendo Switch. The announcement came by Steve Filby, the producer of the game at Motion Twin. The announcement reads:
“We’re thrilled to finally confirm that we’ll be bringing the Dead Cells experience to console players”
He also stated that releasing the game on all three consoles is “logistical challenge” but Motion Twin is “on the right track”. Dead Cells will also be released on Mac and Linux later this year, probably over the summer.
Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, Castlevania-inspired action-platformer, allowing you to explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle in 11 different levels with fluid and fun to play combat. The game is currently on Steam Early Access, however, its official release on PC is not yet announced.
There’s still no stated release date for Dead Cells on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch but it’s estimated to come later this year. Dead Cells originally cost $16.99 in Early Access, with a price increase to $19.99 earlier this year on both Steam and GOG. Filby has told Polygon regarding the game’s pricing:
“The console version may end up being a bit more expensive because of the extra expense, but nothing is set in stone yet.”
Whether the price for the game on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch rises or not, the game will give you a lot of fun hours (and a few rage quits) so spending the extra money on it is sure worth the while.