The developers at Motion Twin have announced several exciting new updates and features coming to Dead Cells both this year and next. With more weapon rebalances, the reworking of the legendary system, and the much-anticipated Panchaku finally arriving, there is much to look forward to.
Dead Cells devs have decided to take a little break from the alpha/beta/update announcements to stop the players from believing the game may be reaching the end of its rope. To further clarify that the game is nowhere near its end-game content, the devs decided to create a roadmap for what's to come in 2022 and more updates in the works for 2023.
Motion Twin states that though they are confident in their release dates, players should take the dates with a grain of salt, as anything can change in the game development world. First in line for the updates comes the well-known and highly anticipated Panchaku weapon, as well as a flaming head outfit for players to customize their character's appearance.
Next in line for updates will be implementing a Boss Rush area. This will be a level filled with bosses that players have previously encountered and slaughtered, coming at the player one after the other. As players progress in the Boss Rush area, there will be unlockables for players to win. The devs mentioned they might add a couple of different modes to the new area to make the level more challenging. They may also add a scoreboard for players to track their progress and other players of the game.
The devs announced there would be another update, following the Boss Rush area, before Christmas time. Motion Twin wants to keep that trick up their sleeve, so nothing has been spoken of in regards to that third update. Keeping the wheels in motion, 2023 will also be filled with exciting new content as they plan to step up their development even more. They claim that 2023 will be one for the books, as it will be their most significant year since the 1.0 update in terms of content, updates, and new features.
The developers at Motion Twin want players to know that this is not the end but the "mid-life" of Dead Cells and that they are going into 2023 guns blazing. Furthermore, they state yet again that though these are their plans for the future, nothing is set in stone nor guaranteed. To read the full update, check out their post on Steam.