Dead Cells Latest Update Brings More Indie Classics
It’s been a great few days for game content updates. Village’s latest DLC was a perfect way to close the Winters’ story. And, a new Dead by Daylight killer is coming in a couple of weeks. Now, we have Dead Cells’ latest update just officially announced.
This new update brings a bunch of characters from other indie games. If you played the first Everyone is Here update, you know what to expect. Yet, this time, the free update brings more popular characters than before.
Or, at least, I know more characters here than in the last update.
Players will get to unlock major indie names. Some of them include Shovel Knight, Risk of Rain, and Hotline Miami. You can check out all the new characters in their official post. But, I’ll do my best to summarize everything in today’s article.
Given Modern Warfare 2’s bad news, Everyone is Here Vol. II is a breath of fresh air. Thus, you have an amazing consolation prize, in case you’re a Modern Warfare 2 fan.
Let’s get into it.
How to find all the new content and what else you can get
Again, you’ll be familiar with this update if you played the last one. You’ll have to complete riddles and challenges to unlock the new characters.
Firstly, we have the Book of Clues in the starting area. You’ll find a bunch of new riddles for you to uncover. Then, they’ll present you with challenges to unlock the outfits. That’s it for the cosmetic side of things.
On the other hand, we have new weapons. Most of the characters bring a new weapon to the table. And, these need to be unlocked separately. For that, new lore rooms have appeared on the island. That’s where you’ll find the new weapons.
Finally, the developer is also running a bundle with most of the games in the update. As such, you can get all the update’s games—except for Hotline Miami and Terraria.
The Dead Cells’ latest update: Everyone is Here Vol. II
As I mentioned, I’m more familiar with the characters in the second volume. So, it’s easier for me to know what to expect. Thankfully, the official post already goes through the characters and weapons. Then, let me summarize them for you.
Firstly, we have Terraria. The Guide and the Starfury sword represent the game this time. The latter causes star fragments to rain after striking enemies. These fragments deal critical hits. It’s a slow, static weapon.
Shovel Knight brings another shovel to the game with a unique mechanic. The Knight can launch himself into the air and bounce on enemies. He’s a beast if you can keep the chain going. But, it’s quite hard to master.
Jacket, his Baseball Bat, and three masks step in for Hotline Miami. The bat critically strikes stunned enemies. That’s pretty much it.
Subject ZERO brings Katana ZERO and a second Katana Dead Cells’ latest update. He has 3 throwable objects that stun enemies and a chargeable katana dash. Killing enemies refills the stack.
Slay the Spire’s entry is kind of a mess to explain. Essentially, it adapts the game’s four classes into one skill. Each class provides a passive power. Activating the skill yields a one-off effect before giving you a new skill. From there, the cycle repeats.
Lastly, we have my favorite: The Commando from Risk of Rain. He comes with The Huntress’ Laser Glaive. And, it works just like in the original games. It bounces between enemies, dealing extra damage after each hit.
The successor to Everyone is Here
This entry marks the second collaboration between Dead Cells and other indie games. The first volume of Everyone is Here was fairly similar. It came with signature characters and weapons from other games.
With the first update, you can play with The Knight from Hollow Knight and his nail. Skul: The Hero Slayer introduced Skul and the bone club. And, Curse of the Dead Gods added a machete-gun combo for ranged and melee dominance.
Well, those I was familiar with. But, they’re not the end.
Hyper Light Drifter introduced laser guns into the game along with The Drifter. Blasphemous let you damage yourself to recover health—yes, it was weird. Lastly, Guacamelee’s Juan and his Pollo Power let you turn into a chicken and lay explosive eggs.
Like with Everyone is Here Vol. II, the update came with a bundle. Players could get Skul: The Hero Slayer, Curse of the Dead Gods, and Guacamelee 2. Sadly, it’s not available anymore.
Featured image credit: Motion Twin.