developers Motion Twin and Evil Empire are getting a chance to pay tribute to Castlevania, the series that inspired their game, with the roguelike’s next DLC. Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is said to be the game’s biggest expansion to date, and it will be available on the PC and console versions in early 2023.
An animated trailer that debuted at gave a sense of what’s in store, though it didn’t provide a look at any actual gameplay just yet. You’ll be able to team up with Castlevania heroes Richter Belmont and Alucard as you battle throngs of monsters, including werewolves, in an attempt to reach the Dark Lord’s throne room. The DLC includes 14 Castlevania weapons and items, including the Vampire Killer, Cross and Holy Water. They’ve all been reworked to fit in with the fast-paced combat of Dead Cells.
The DLC includes two new biomes, including Dracula’s Castle. You’ll get to fight Death and Dracula as you make your way toward “Dead Cells’ most epic and ambitious boss battle yet,” according to a press release. On top of all that, the soundtrack features 51 original Castlevania tracks. Twelve of them are getting a Dead Cells-style makeover, including “Vampire Killer,” “Bloody Tears” and “Divine Bloodlines.”