developer Motion Twin has revealed a new animated trailer for its upcoming DLC update, The Bad Seed, ahead of its February 11 release on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC.
As illustrated in the bittersweet trailer above, Dead Cells’ The Bad Seed DLC introduces a rogue’s gallery of brand-new, gooey monsters that inhabit two new, optional biomes.
The Arboretum is a “lush paradise to deceivingly adorable creatures,” and The Swamp, an “overgrown arboreal settlement inhabited by ambushing blow gunners and spear wielders” is the lesser of two evils compared to the “gargantuan purple ticks that reign uncontested on the ground.” Sounds great. Good stuff.
The new Bad Seed biomes add to an alternate path to reach the final encounter without changing the existing routes, but the additional new weapons included in the DLC – including the first double-slot weapon – will be useful in any of the nightmarish hellscapes in which you ply your trade.
Lastly, and obviously, most importantly, there’s an adorably loyal mushroom companion – again, check the trailer above for proof of adorableness / Stockholm syndrome.
Priced at $5 USD, The Bad Seed DLC is the seventeenth Dead Cells update to date and the first that will come with a cost since its May 2017 release.
Dead Cells has enjoyed enormous and well-deserved success since it was released to critical acclaim, becoming one of the top 10 best-selling indie games on Nintendo Switch, and firmly planted itself in IGN’s Top 25 Games of Xbox, PS4, Switch, and PC.
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