Earlier this year, we learned that Dead Cells would finally be exiting Early Access and coming to consoles sometime in 2018. Today, developer Motion Twin announced that they have partnered with Merge Games to release Dead Cells physically on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and also revealed that the game will launch on all platforms sometime in August.
The game received its seventh large update today, titled The Baguette Update. It reworks how The Forge functions, adds legendary item drops, new customization items, and a reworked UI. Motion Twin now sees Dead Cells as “very close to content complete,” and are now focusing on fine tuning the game and its lore before launch.
Dead Cells has already found a ton of success on PC, selling over 700,000 copies during its time in Early Access. When it comes to the console versions, the developers have decided to bring a physical version of the game to retail for PS4 and Nintendo Switch with the help of Merge Games. Steve Filby, a Producer at Motion Twin, commented on the partnership:
“We’ve been absolutely floored by the success of Dead Cells and the reaction of the PC gaming community. So many people have asked for the game on console, so partnering with Merge for a retail copy just makes sense. We can’t wait to welcome console players to our community, to hear their feedback and to work with them on future updates of the game.”
You can check out the game’s box art below. Dead Cells is currently poised to exit Early Access and release on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this August.