Dead Cells Surpasses 3 Million Sales And Major Update Is Out
Developer Motion Twin’s Dead Cells has been a triumph since its launch back in 2018. Now, Motion Twin has revealed that Dead Cells reached yet another impressive sales milestone with 3 million units moved. The milestone is accompanied by a chunky update, which was originally just meant to be a balance patch. Now it’s grown into the Update of Plenty, with Motion Twin fiddling around with everything from the economy to the difficulty curve.
We're very happy to announce our 19th major update to Dead Cells, the Update of Plenty out now on PC. Oh and we've also gone past 3M copies sold of the game, which is surreal… Hope you like the changes: https://t.co/DrbD4RACp5 #gamedev #gaming #indiegame #Steam
— Motion Twin (@motiontwin) July 1, 2020
Along with news of Dead Cells’ incredible achievement, Motion Twin also detailed the 19th update to the game, Update of Plenty. Here’s what the new update brings, straight from the devs:
“Examples of these small but meaningful changes include alterations to crossbows, which are now two-handed weapons (duh) and ‘Survival’ only, giving players two separate attacks and a generous health pool. There’s also a backpack that lets you hold a weapon (sorry, you can’t use it if it’s in the backpack) while you wield a two-handed weapon, making sure you’re never punished for switching back to a dual weapon build.Additionally, the in-game economy and merchants got a makeover with the removal of gold-scaling (gear price will now go up with item level), prices have changed on a variety of items, and there are various changes to refining and affix rerolling costs. Shop categories are now color-based instead of being based on equipment type and you now get a shop reroll for free, however, it makes items on sale pricier so do with that what you will.The other more notable changes include scrolls being removed from ++ and S weapons, but to compensate more scrolls have been added to the early biomes (heyoooo make it rain!), enemy damage has been reduced, and gear damage has been increased. #balanceAlso, for fans who lovingly encountered unrelenting death in 2BC (two Boss Cells), the new update has smoothed out difficulty progression – 0BC (zero Boss Cells), for example, has been made more challenging in order to teach new players more of the moves and give them time to collect more gear/runes before progressing, but the difficulty curve in general has also been adjusted from 0-5BC so difficulty spikes should be (should be) less of a problem.”