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Dead Cells: The Queen and the Sea DLC Release Date Revealed

December 16, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

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The Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea release date has been revealed: you'll be able to play this new Dead Cells DLC in early January 2022.

Dead Cells is no stranger to post-launch updates; most recently, it's launched a training room and a crossover with Hollow Knight. Motion Twin has also launched a fair amount of paid DLC such as Bad Seed and Fatal Falls. Another new DLC package has been announced called The Queen and The Sea -- and now, we finally know when we'll be able to play it.


All About the Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea DLC

Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea DLC will be a welcome addition for veteran players, offering up an alternative to the late-game content in the High Peak Castle, Derelict Distillery, and Throne Room biomes.

Here are the new biomes on the way:


Infested Shipwreck: Fight through the claustrophobic hallways of a sunken vessel, while multi-legged eldritch abominations hunt you from the shadows.

Lighthouse: Ascend this soaring tower while fending off the relentless attacks of the Queen’s Guardians and outrunning the hungry flames rising from below.

The Crown: Try to get off this cursed island by lighting the beacon at the lighthouse summit. However, your past won’t let you go without a fight...

Of course, this DLC also features the titular queen as a boss fight in The Crown biome. Players can also look forward to the usual extra goodies including 9 new weapons (including, of all things, a throwable shark), new outfits, a "not-so-cute" pet, and a bunch of new enemies to fight.

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When is the Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea Release Date?

The Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea release date is January 6, 2022, according to an announcement on the DLC's Steam news page (via Reddit) -- that's right around three weeks from today!

For now, there's still plenty of fun to be had in the base game -- you can buy Dead Cells for PC and consoles starting at $24.99 or your regional equivalent via its official website. Don't forget to add the new DLC to your wishlist on Steam!

Are you looking forward to the Dead Cells: The Queen and The Sea release date? What's your favorite piece of post-launch DLC for this game? Let us know in the comments below!


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