Acclaimed Steam Early Access action-platformer Dead Cells is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch sometime this year. French indie devs Motion Twin has officially announced that its title will expand to PlayStation from being just a PC exclusive.
Dead Cells Coming To Consoles, Finally
The studio has previously discussed porting the game to other consoles, but the specifics of those plans have now finally been detailed.
"We're thrilled to finally confirm that we'll be bringing the Dead Cells experience to console players," said Dead Cells producer Steve Filby, as Polygon reports.
The studio has yet to provide proper release dates for the ports beyond a vague "later this year" schedule. However, it would be fair to assume that either all three consoles get the game at the same time, or the Switch version receives it at a later date than competing consoles, as what usually happens.
Dead Cells was released on PC last May via Steam's Early Access program, and Motion Twin has yet to announce a release date for the final, stable version of the game. But the director hopes to release it all at the same time for the targeted platforms.
Usually, studios hired third-party companies to handle the porting of their titles — but in this case, Motion Twin is handling the processing itself, having hired "a pair of extra hands." What the studio finds particularly challenging is aiming to release all the ports and the main PC version simultaneously, but Filby claims the team is "on the right track."
Pricing remains unclear, either. When it was in the Early Access program, the game cost $17, but the price hiked to $20 earlier this year on both Steam and video game marketplace GOG. The final pricing will depend on the costs involved, according to Filby, and that the console versions might end up a tad bit pricier because of the extra costs associated with development — "but nothing is set in stone yet."
Dead Cells has been critically acclaimed by both gamers and critics, selling more than 600,000 copies since its Early Access launch. The game is a fusion of the Metroidvania art and play style, plus roguelite elements. Part action, part platformer, the game lets players explore an ever-changing castle and fight their way through its keepers. You can watch a trailer for the game below.
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