Dead Cells Reaches Over 10 Million Copies Sold

The fan-favorite roguelike, Dead Cells, developed by Evil Empire and Motion Twin, has made a significant mark with over 10 million copies sold to date.
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Popular roguelike game Dead Cells has reached a significant milestone, with developers Evil Empire and Motion Twin announcing that over 10 million copies of the game have been sold. This achievement is particularly noteworthy, given the continual support the game has received since its launch, including the critically acclaimed Return to Castlevania DLC.

Dead Cells, renowned for its flame-headed hero, has maintained a strong presence in the gaming community ever since its initial Early Access release on Steam back in 2017. It then cemented its place following the full version launch on PC and consoles in 2018. The developers have consistently updated the game since its inception, amounting to 34 free updates to date, thereby fostering its long-term success across all major global markets.

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The key to Dead Cells’ enduring appeal lies in the extensive free updates that have offered players fresh perspectives and diverse ways to navigate the game. These updates include additional content, numerous weapon and item enhancements, new levels, and a variety of enemies. Moreover, the game has hosted crossover events featuring characters from other high-profile indie games such as Hotline Miami and Shovel Knight, enriching the gaming experience.

In addition to the free updates, four paid DLCs have also contributed to Dead Cells’ ongoing development and popularity. Among these, the recent Return to Castlevania DLC stands out for its remarkable collaboration with Konami.

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Having successfully launched Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, Evil Empire has been contemplating the game’s future trajectory. The studio, which took over live operations of Dead Cells in 2019, is considering innovative strategies for future updates, aiming to offer fans new ways to enjoy this cherished roguelike.

Since its official launch in 2018, Dead Cells has received numerous accolades, including the Best Indie Game at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards, the Best Action Game at the 2018 Game Awards, and the Best Indie Game at the 2018 New York Game Awards. Through continual addition of meaningful content, the game has attracted a steadily growing player base, demonstrating the enduring appeal of its challenging and engaging dungeon-crawling gameplay.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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