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  Dead Cells ’ New ‘Barrels o’ Fun’ Update Drops Deadly Death Direct to Fans Today 
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08/11/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

There will be explosions

 

Bordeaux, France (August 11, 2020) - Motion Twin and Evil Empire announced that Dead Cells’ latest free update, Barrels o’ Fun, is now available on Steam with consoles to follow later this summer. The 20th update to the award-winning Dead Cells dishes out a deadly new level harkening back to happier days as players will encounter an industrial playground of doom complete with broken bottles, barrels (some which players can interact with), pipes venting steam and other now-defunct remnants of a once-functioning distillery.

 

But what’s a new level without new enemies? Enter some huge fellas who’ll throw some pretty big explosive barrels your way and new mimics hiding among the benign barrels in the corridors. They may not be the toughest of enemies on their own, but dang if they don’t have a devastating self-destruct which can end your run fairly efficiently. They’re also pretty fast so keep on your toes. 

 

But Evil Empire and Motion Twin are arming you with all-new weaponry to tackle these new foes, and since you’re about to get some barrels thrown at you, why not throw them right back? Introducing the Barrel Launcher - a bazooka-style weapon that fires bouncing, exploding barrels. You’re welcome. 

 

Exploding barrels are dotted around the distillery so watch your step, and your back, and your front. Everywhere, really. Keep your ear to the ground and your eyes peeled.

 

Speaking of ears, the Barrels o’ Fun update comes with a whole new soundtrack - classics have been reworked in the style of chiptune 8-bit music for your listening pleasure. It makes for a pleasant and deadly experience. 

 

As always, the complete list of updates can be found here: https://dead-cells.com/patchnotes

 

Winner and nominee for dozens of Game of the Year 2018 awards, Dead Cells is a critically-acclaimed roguelike metroidvania action platformer set within an unpredictable castle packed with dark secrets, game changing items and hordes of deadly beasts. Players face tough risk-reward decisions, building their loadout from an incredibly diverse arsenal of weapons and abilities in the hopes of dodging the castle’s omnipresent threat of permadeath. A steady series of post-launch updates addressing fan feedback has evolved Dead Cells, keeping its action-centric adventure as surprising as it is rewarding.

 

For the latest on Dead Cells, be sure to follow @motiontwin on Twitter. 

 

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About Motion Twin

Motion Twin is an independent game development studio based in France since 2001 and are the creators of the hit roguelike action game Dead Cells, available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch platforms. Motion Twin is a worker cooperative passionate about creating new game experiences. Learn more at https://motion-twin.com/en/

 

About Evil Empire

Evil Empire is the evil spawn of a bunch of ex-Motion Twiners. Formed in 2018 in close proximity and partnership with Motion Twin, Evil Empire is focused on producing new original content, both for Dead Cells and new IP.