Dead Cells

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed will be available on Switch on February 11, just under two weeks from today. Developer Motion Twin announced the release date for the $5 add-on today, dropped a trailer, and explained what their new DLC is all about.

The trailer shows off some fun new areas, but Motion Twin also provided a more detailed explanation of what’s in store in Dead Cells: The Bad Seed and its two new areas:

Explore a relaxing Arboretum, wade through a noxious Swamp and take on a new boss in this new early game content designed to expand the Dead Cells universe and add variety to runs for people who want to support the development of the game.

Harvest a few souls with your new scythe.

So you’ll be able to play through:

– The Arboretum: A relaxing and peaceful greenhouse inhabited by a peaceful clan of mushrooms, with an understandable desire to murder the Beheaded.
– The Swamp: A noxious environment ruled by a band of tree dwelling mutans with pointy sticks, sneaky dart shooting frogmen and a bunch of deadly bloodsuckers.
– The Heart of the Swamp: Domain of mama tick, if you’ve seen StarShip Troopers, you get the idea…

The two new levels and their monsters are alternatives to The Courtyard/Toxic Sewers and The Ramparts/Ossuary/Ancient Sewers, with the boss designed to be on par with The Concierge, so hopefully it’ll spice up your early game runs once you’ve played through the core game.

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed will hopefully further the original game’s excellent reputation that has driven it to heavy success on Switch. The update is far from a massive overhaul, but two new areas is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you’ve been looking for an excuse to dive back into the game.

Andrew Rockett
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras. Follow me on Twitter @habitablestorm3 to talk games old and new.

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