Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC review: gothic roguelike nostalgia.
Dead Cells ’ development studio, Motion Twin, has never been bashful about leaning into the roguelite’s Castlevania-inspired roots.
From the 2D side-scrolling medieval levels to the Metroidvania-esque exploration systems that hinge on finding new exploration abilities, it’s obvious that Dead Cells owes a lot to games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
So it comes as little surprise that the team convinced Konami to hand over the Castlevania license to be fully integrated into the world of Dead Cells.
It’s a big step for Motion Twin, which, thus far, has only teamed up with other indies for costume collaborations.
Blending in a major, established franchise like Castlevania is another step entirely.
And thankfully, the studio pulls it off swimmingly.
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is the fourth paid DLC for the game, and, at $10, it’s also the most expensive of the bunch.
But for lovers of Castlevania, there’s a cornucopia of glorious fan service hiding within.
Foreign [Music] Dead cells returned to Castlevania DLC Review Gothic roguelike Nostalgia dead Cells development Studio motion twin has Never been bashful about leaning into The rogolite's castlevania-inspired Roots from the 2D side-scrolling Medieval levels to the Metroidvania-esque exploration systems That hinge on finding new exploration Abilities it's obvious that dead cells Owes a lot to games like Castlevania Symphony of the Night so it comes as Little surprise that the team convinced Konami to hand over the Castlevania License to be fully integrated into the World of dead cells it's a big step for Motion twin which thus far has only Teamed up with other Indies for costume Collaborations blending in a major Established franchise like Castlevania Is another step entirely and thankfully The studio pulls it off swimmingly dead Cells return to Castlevania is the Fourth pay DLC for the game and at ten Dollars it's also the most expensive of The bunch but for lovers of Castlevania There's a cornucopia of Glorious fans Service hiding within to stay up to date With latest top stories make sure to Subscribe to this YouTube channel by Clicking the button above this video as With dead cells past DLC Packs return to
Castlevania adds A New Path through the Game bringing you to the outskirts of Dracula's castle over its well-worn Drawbridge and into the depths of Despair that lie within in Practical Terms it consists of basically two new Biomass inspired by the outer walls and The inner sanctum of the castle made Famous by dozens of Castlevania releases As with the other biomass and dead cells There's some random level generation at Play with these new areas so it'll be Somewhat different each time you make Your way through Within These zones You'll spot plenty of familiar sites Like skeletons drawing bones haunted Sets of armor hurling axes and various Other nods to the franchise the newly Added visuals are a perfect Recreation Of the Castlevania Vibe within the dead Cells aesthetic which opts for a Crunchier pixel style than the source Material and yet The Familiar landmarks Like Symphony of the Night s bizarre Floating geometry to indicate a save Point are instantly recognizable helping To sell the illusion as a soundtrack new To dead cells made up of Classics from The history of Castlevania which you can Choose to play wherever you are in game Not just in the new biomass a few new Boss fights including Dracula himself Keep these areas filled with tension and Laughs in the lead-up to Dracula's fight
For example he might randomly appear and Flip the entire Castle upside down and Another hilarious nod to Symphony of the Night.touches like this are entirely in Keeping with dead cellstone which for a Game where you play is a beheaded Character has always been surprisingly Silly and has never taken itself too Seriously I've been enjoying dead cells Since it first launched and thus far I've been thrilled about return to Castlevania it's one of the most Polished and well executed of the game's Post-launch content Castlevania fans 2 Have plenty to Swoon over with numerous Series references and large handful of Unlockable costumes to discover letting You explore dead cells as Mainstays like Alucard Richter and death itself all we Can hope is that this lays the Groundwork for motion twin to pair up With other long dormant franchises for Similar passion projects the Bubble Bobble X dead cells mashup is just Begging to be made Foreign [Music]