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Motion Twin and Evil Empire Announce Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC

Motion Twin and Evil Empire Announce Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 December 2022 / 466 Views

Developers Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced Return to Castlevania DLC for Dead Cells. It will launch in Q1 2023.

View the animated trailer below:

Read details on the DLC below:

The inspiration behind it all returns to its 2D action roots! Castlevania‘s unforgettable characters and gothic setting meet the fast-paced combat of the award-winning roguelite Dead Cells in this unprecedented collaboration.

A gateway to a striking castle has suddenly appeared, and an imposing warrior called Richter asks you to help him vanquish the great evil within.
Enticed by the promise of new loot rather than a sense of moral duty, you strike out through the grounds and corridors of the gothic castle to find and kill this mysterious Dracula…

Slay hordes of his supernatural minions as you progress through our biggest DLC yet, including two levels, three bosses and a new storyline!

Wield Classic Castlevania Weapons

Unlock 14 iconic weapons such as the Vampire Killer, Throwing Axe & Holy Water to decimate Dracula’s bestiary of monsters and finally the dark lord himself. Each item has been translated into the fast-paced combat of Dead Cells while keeping their original essence.

Explore Every Corner of Dracula’s Castle

Secret rooms. Flame-lit corridors. Gloomy tombs. Beautiful paintings. Food hidden in the walls. Full of original monsters from the series, such as harpies, werewolves & haunted armors, the character of the iconic castle will transport you into the realms of gothic fantasy.

Enjoy Classic and Reimagined Music

We’re giving you access to an alternative soundtrack made of 51 of the original Castlevania tunes, that can be heard across the entire game. Yes, 51!

On top of this, we’ve taken the 12 most iconic tracks, such as Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears and Simon Belmont’s Theme, and reimagined them in the style of Dead Cells as a soundtrack for this DLC, while preserving the Castlevania ambiance of course.

Discover a New Storyline

Richter Belmont and Alucard will be by your side throughout your quest to vanquish Dracula, helping you to navigate the maze of Dracula’s Castle and providing you with strong weapons (sometimes willingly, sometimes not). However, where there is good there is evil, so watch out for powerful foes who will try everything in their power to stop you from reaching the throne room.

Master Three Epic Bossfights

Fight against the very essence of evil in two intense duels versus Death and Dracula, both set against a majestic backdrop. If you can survive these gauntlets, prepare yourself for our most ambitious boss showdown yet…

Unlock Castlevania Character Outfits

Unlock 20 outfits as you progress through the castle, letting you roleplay as all your favourite characters like Alucard, Richter Belmont, Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades or even Dracula himself

Dead Cells is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4Xbox OnePC via Steam, iOS, and Android.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 09 December 2022)

It's great to get anything Castlevania-related, even if it's just DLC, but I hope there's also a full game in development!

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