Feel every kill (literally) when Dead Cells comes to PS5

It’s kind of shocking this hasn’t happened yet, but Evil Empire and Motion Twin’s 10 Million-selling title Dead Cells is finally coming to the PlayStation 5. It’ll cost $24.99, but PS Plus Extra subscribers will get the title as part of their active membership and PS4 owners of the title will get the next generation upgrade.

If you’ve played the game and are wondering what does the PS5 version offer that the other versions don’t? Well the answer is DualSense features… That’s right! The PlayStation 5’s controller will “enhance” your experience by glowing and playing ambient sound. The triggers will resist being pressed when you attempt to use an item that is on cool down…so if this helps you survive just one more biome then perhaps it’s worth it.

The digital release will happen on this Thursday June 29th, but if you want access to all the game’s DLC and don’t mind some clutter in your life you might want to splurge for the physical edition of the game. This physical release will include a standard and signature edition. Both feature a disc copy of the game will all the DLC up to the Return to Castlevania expansion, the signature edition will feature reversible art, pins, and more. Links to buy can be found here for the Standard and here for the Signature edition. These physical copies will start shipping August 11th.

Will you guide the Prisoner again on Sony’s current gen console? If so, get your head on straight and get ready to set out on June 29th. Otherwise you can test your mettle now as Dead Cells is currently available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, iOS and Android (mobile ports are not on parity with their console cousins).

Evil Empire and Motion Twin are ready to usher in a new age of Dead Cells, and what better way to do it than by bringing the hit 10 million-selling title to PlayStation 5. Dead Cells’ digital PlayStation 5 version launches on June 29 for $24.99 and will be available for free for PS Plus Extra subscribers and as a free upgrade for PlayStation 4 owners of the game.

Exclusive to Dead Cells’ PlayStation 5 version are feedback features that allows adventurers to venture even deeper into their ongoing runs. Feel every enemy you take down with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers – for example: the DualSense controller pushes back if you try to use an item that’s on cooldown, providing a smart assist so you can switch up strategies to combat oncoming enemies. Additional lights and sound effects from the DualSense controller contribute to the atmosphere of Dead Cells and immerse you in entirely new ways.

Dead Cells’ digital PlayStation 5 version arrives ahead of the game’s physical retail launch on the platform, slated for August 11. Evil Empire and Motion Twin have partnered with Merge Games for a series of Signature edition physical launch versions of Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, containing goodies such as a reversible retro cover, outer sleeve, gorgeous enamel pins, an art booklet and more. Both Standard and Signature edition versions of Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania will include all of the game’s DLC.

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