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Dead Cells Sells 100,000 Units First Week on Switch

Dead Cells Sells 100,000 Units First Week on Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 January 2019 / 1,423 Views

The Nintendo Switch version of Dead Cells sold 100,000 units in its first week on sale. Motion Twin is currently working on free DLC hat will release in Q1 2019.


Here is an overview of the game:

Roguelite? Metroidvania? Roguevania!

You grew up with the roguelikes, witnessed the rise of the roguelites and even the birth of the roguelite-lites? We’d now like to present for your consideration our RogueVania, the illegitimate child of a modern Roguelite (Rogue LegacyBinding of IsaacEnter the GungeonSpelunky, etc.) and an old-school Metroidvania (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and its ilk).

Key Features:

  • RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.
  • 2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, more than fifty weapons and spells with unique gameplay, and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble.
  • Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Remparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style or just your mood.
  • Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air…

Interconnected levels and progressive unlocking of access to the island provides you with a real incentive to explore your surroundings. Add in a degree of evolution for your character and permanent weapon upgrades and you can see where Dead Cells borrows from the long line of Metroidvanias that precede it.

At the end of the day though, it’s YOUR skills as a player that matter most! Roguelites are about constantly getting better, until what was an insurmountable obstacle becomes a walk in the park. Unforgiving combat wed to the absence of any kind of safety net makes for an adrenalin pumping ride each and every run and unrivaled replayability.

Dead Cells launched for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on August 7, 2018.

Thanks Automation Media via NintendoEverything.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

Ganoncrotch (on 18 January 2019)

A free dlc hat? I can't wait.


SuperNintend0rk (on 18 January 2019)

Lol my favourite kind of hat! :P


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Helloplite (on 17 January 2019)

I will soon join this list. Great game.


pikashoe (on 18 January 2019)

You're going back in time to buy it first week


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KLXVER (on 17 January 2019)

Nice. Great game:)


John2290 (on 18 January 2019)

It deserves way more. It's now probably among the best indie games on the switch. If this game is going to excel anywhwre, it's the switch. They are a perfect match for each other. Deserves to top a million.