Dead Cells' Second DLC, Fatal Falls, Revealed

Gluttons for punishment rejoice, there's more Dead Cells on the way.


Fans of Motion Twin's roguelite metroidvania Dead Cells will be stoked to know that Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced the game's second paid DLC: Fatal Falls. It will be arriving for both consoles and PC on January 26, and will cost $5/€5.

Fatal Falls is bringing two brand-new biomes for players to explore and fight their way through: The Fractured Shrines and The Undying Shores. These are parallels to the Stilt Village, Clock Tower, and Time Keeper areas in the base game, and were designed to serve as alternate paths to spice up your mid-game runs. The DLC will also be adding a "new" boss, The Scarecrow, that current fans may recognize as the Royal Gardener, now infected with Malaise.

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Now Playing: Dead Cells: Fatal Falls - Official DLC Gameplay Trailer

On your way to take the Scarecrow down, you will encounter eight new "slightly psychotic" enemy types including the Myopic Crow, Clumsy Swordsman, and Compulsive Gravedigger. But don't worry, you'll be getting some new weapons to take them on with. Seven, to be exact:

  • Lightning Rods
  • Ferryman’s Lantern
  • Scarecrow’s Sickles
  • Iron Staff
  • Snake Fangs
  • Serenade
  • Cocoon.

Each of these will be useful in different areas of the two new biomes. And to make sure you look as cool as you feel while taking these goons down with your new toys, the DLC will also come with 10 new outfits.

To celebrate Fatal Falls' release, Motion Twin and Evil Genius have also announced several sales and bundles for Dead Cells. Starting on January 26, prices for the standard game will be slashed across all platforms, though the dates of sales will depend on the platform, so plan accordingly and keep an eye on your preferred platform's storefront.

Switch players can now preorder the Fatal Seed Bundle at a 33% discount. The bundle includes all of the game's previous free updates and both paid DLCs, Fatal Falls and The Bad Seed, for $20/€20. This bundle will be available across all platforms at a 33% discount starting on January 26. The base version of Dead Cells will also be available for 50% off ($12.50/€12.50) during the celebratory sale period, in case you want to give it a try before committing to the full bundle experience.

GameSpot's review said that "Dead Cells is a phenomenal effort to blend together some very disparate genres into a tight, cohesive whole. It's one of the better examples of how to remix ideas without losing their individual strengths." If you've been thinking about grabbing it, there's never been a better time.

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