Fantasy roguelike Dead Cells has introduced out the big weapons for its newest update, including a promised boss rush mode. You can now go head to head in a sequence of 4 phases, pitting you in opposition to acquainted bosses and their enhanced variations. Oh, and there’s a humongous fancy statue to enhance for some motive. Get your dander up by watching the trailer beneath.
To get to the boss rush space, you’ll want to head by the basement door within the prisoner’s quarters. It’s the place the coaching room and tailor are. Head down the hall till you attain the third door alongside – it’s acquired a boss head alongside it. There, you’ll spot 4 extra doorways. Each one leads to a boss rush stage.
You’ll give you the option to combat both three or 5 bosses back-to-back. There’s one other two doorways that lead to both three or 5 enhanced bosses, too. That means additional limbs to smack you with, therapeutic talents, or simply some mates who’ll assist them pile on you. The bosses are randomly chosen from three tiers of problem. You’ll be up in opposition to a Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 boss if you combat three in a row, or two Tier 1s, two Tier 2s, and a Tier 3 if you really feel like taking up 5.
You gained’t encounter a boss in rush mode except you’ve seen them on a run by the sport first, though you don’t want to kill them. Before you combat the bosses, you’ll have the choice to deal with Brutality, Tactics or Survival, which builds out your stats and informs what construct decisions you’ll have out there. There’s a selection of mutations prior to your rush beginning, too. If you beat a boss then you’ll get a breather to do some buying, replenish your well being or reroll mutations and weapons, and choose up some recent objects.
Progressing by boss rush phases unlocks some rewards, which I gained’t spoil right here. One cool factor to word, although, is the customisable statue of your character that’s kicking round in the primary boss rush space. Defeating bosses means you can add varied gubbins to the statue to mirror simply how superior you are, I suppose. The devs are additionally chucking in some extra legendary gear ‘affixes’ with this update, together with one which generates child chicks to assault enemies. Aww.
You can learn the total patch notes for the boss rush update on the Dead Cells website right here, but when you don’t fancy studying then you can at all times watch this vlog about it as an alternative. Publisher Motion Twin and devs Evil Empire put out a roadmap for Dead Cells again in July, sharing their plans for the remainder of this yr. The boss rush update was pencilled in for autumn, following the comedic Enter The Panchaku update in August. There’s nonetheless a winter update deliberate, however that’s very hush-hush for now.
Ed revisited Dead Cells again in January, 4 years on from the sport’s launch. “Now I see why everybody lauded this sport again in 2017, and why it is nonetheless standard,” he stated. “As a lapsed participant, all this new “stuff” has confirmed a reawakening of kinds. My eyes have been opened to how moreish this sport stays 4 years on.”
Dead Cells is on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store for £22/$25/€25. If you’re a PC Game Pass subscriber then you can have a go there too.