Dead Cells Announces The Bad Seed DLC
Motion Twin and Evil Empire have revealed brand new DLC for the roguelike metroidvania action platformer Dead Cells. Coming in Q1 2020, The Bad Seed DLC will feature new biomes, new monsters, and all-new weapons, plus a creepy boss battle. The teaser trailer above previewed the DLC, though it’s so short that it’s hard to pull anything out of it other than a glimpse of some enemies and one of the new settings. Steam’s page for the DLC that’s now live offers more details about the settings called The Arboretum, The Swamp, and The Heart of the Swamp with are all filled with mushrooms, frog people, and giant ticks.
Here is an overview of the downloadable content, via Motion Twin:
“The Bad Seed” downloadable content introduces new path choices in the early game ensuring that all players, no matter their level, will be able to enjoy it. Players will discover two new biomes inhabited by their own distinctive bestiary; “The Arboretum,” a lush paradise to deceivingly adorable creatures, and “The Swamp,” where an overgrown arboreal settlement inhabited by ambushing blow gunners and spear wielders is your only escape from the gargantuan purple ticks that reign uncontested on the ground.
Triumphing over the numerous perils, built by the Dead Cells developers with as much love as sadism, will be rewarded with a conceptually unique armory, including the first double slot weapon as well as a very dedicated and loyal mushroom companion. Of course, vengeance visited upon the monsters and challenging new biomes that once slowed you down is its own reward, but a few new weapons never hurt anybody.
While offered as additional paid content, “The Bad Seed” downloadable content is not intended to mark the end of the free post-launch content updates the developers have proven to be committed to over the years. Free content, balancing, and systemic updates are planned at the same steady rhythm and of the same quality as seen in 2019. Revenue from paid content such as “The Bad Seed” will allow the team to continue to expand Dead Cells‘ base game with and for the fans for a long time to come.
We’re excited to announce The Bad Seed DLC, our next major content addition to Dead Cells. It comes with 2 new levels, wretched boss and plenty of new enemies and weapons.
— Motion Twin (@motiontwin) December 4, 2019
The DLC is priced at $4.99 which seems like a pretty affordable value for the content that’s been teased so far. Motion Twin justified the paid DLC by saying the earnings will be put back into the game as well as the developer’s other projects.
Motion Twin said:
“Paid content will help support the development of the game, allowing the team to go forward with all of the ideas that we’ve got in our heads, continuing to produce free content, fixes and updates, while also ensuring that Motion Twin have the time to build their next game at the level you’ve come to expect from them,”
Dead Cells The Bad Seed DLC will release in Q1 2020 and will cost $4.99