Superb action-platformer Dead Cells is poised to get a massive slab of free DLC soon, nine months in the making, and developer Motion Twin has offered a glimpse of its innards in a newly released video.
Known as Rise of the Giant, the new DLC is already available to PC players, albeit in opt-in beta form. As such, the footage found in Motion Twin’s new chat with Red Bull (be wary of spoilers from here on in) won’t be new to everyone. However, the video offers those players unwilling or unable to join the beta, a glimpse at Dead Cells’ new final area, known as the Cavern and unlocked after beating the game for the first time, and its towering, skeletal boss.
As Motion Twin’s recent beta patch notes reveal, Dead Cells’ Rise of the Giant DLC update really is a big ‘un. Alongside the aforementioned new area and boss, there’s a second new (secret) area and boss, neither of which are accessible until reaching Boss-Cells 5 – essentially the highest difficulty tier, requiring players to defeat the final boss five times.