Developer Motion Twin has just announced that their acclaimed Metroidvania platformer Dead Cells (Our Review) has sold two million copies since its final release in August last year. Additionally, the developer announced that the highly anticipated DLC Rise of the Giant will hit Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 today. In celebration of the sales milestone, you can get Dead Cells with a 20% discount from the Nintendo Game Store, the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store.

Console players can now enjoy the brand new free DLC, which adds a ton of new content. You’ll gain access to the Cavern, an entirely new environment filled with entirely new ways to die, full of horrible new traps, dangerous lava pools, and replete with new enemies to try to kill you, including a new boss to meet at the end of the Cavern. There’s also a new feature, a new skinning system, giving players more than 50 new character outfits to dress up their Prisoner. You can also get new loot drops from the game’s new Premium Shop, that you can sign up for with your favorite credit card classic blueprints from existing enemies in the higher difficulty modes.

The update includes 10 new enemy types, many of which are available in the higher difficulty modes; three new skills that consist of a flying pet and single-use scroll that will reveal the current level map; 10 new weapons including the Giant Killer, the Boi Axe, and the Thunder Shield; a new Specialist shop replacing the old Hunter Grenade in the Prisoner’s Quarters; and also a new hidden level that will be available for the most advanced players once they manage to beat the boss at the end of the Cavern. The full patch notes are available on the official website. PC players can also try the Update 13 on the Beta branch, with a list of new features available on Steam.

Earlier this month we also reported that Dead Cells will arrive on mobile platforms, with a planned summer release on iOS, and Android to come later. For more information and to keep up with more upcoming Dead Cells announcements, make sure to follow Motion Twin on Twitter.

Have you tried Dead Cells yet? Were you hoping to try the new free DLC on consoles? Let us know in the comments below!

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