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It’s PAX East time, and that means announcements and updates are the new norm for a weekend. Among the games this time is Dead Cells, the addictive but brutal indie rougevania that hit Nintendo Switch last summer. Have a look at what’s due in its long-coming update, Rise of the Giant:


Aimed and made for all players of Dead Cells, it also features content specifically for those in the endgame or who’ve completed the game. Along with that comes a Skinning system and 50 new outfits to gather up, bolstering the game throughout.

See what else is new as per press release:

  • 10 new enemy types  
  • 10 new weapons have been introduced, including the Giant Killer, the Boi Axe and the Thunder Shield, if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Three new skills have been included in the game  
  • And for the most advanced players: Rise of the Giant holds a new hidden level including an entirely new ending to your story
  • And way, way more. The entire list of patch notes can be found here:

The Rise of the Giant update is available for Dead Cells today on Steam, with Switch and other consoles due to follow shortly.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.