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Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania

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The inspiration behind it all returns to its 2D action roots! Castlevania’s unforgettable characters & gothic setting meet the fast-paced combat of the award-winning roguelite Dead Cells in this unprecedented collaboration.
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About Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania

About this DLC

The inspiration behind it all returns to its 2D action roots! Castlevania’s unforgettable characters & gothic setting meet the fast-paced combat of the award-winning roguelite Dead Cells in this unprecedented collaboration.

A gateway to a striking castle has suddenly appeared, and an imposing warrior called Richter asks you to help him vanquish the great evil within.

Enticed by the promise of new loot rather than a sense of moral duty, you strike out through the grounds and corridors of the gothic castle to find and kill this mysterious Dracula...

Slay hordes of his supernatural minions as you progress through our biggest DLC yet, including two levels, three bosses and a new storyline!

WIELD CLASSIC CASTLEVANIA WEAPONS

Unlock 14 iconic weapons such as the Vampire Killer, Throwing Axe & Holy Water to decimate Dracula's bestiary of monsters and finally the dark lord himself. Each item has been translated into the fast-paced combat of Dead Cells while keeping their original essence.

EXPLORE EVERY CORNER OF DRACULA'S CASTLE

Secret rooms. Flame-lit corridors. Gloomy tombs. Beautiful paintings. Food hidden in the walls. Full of original monsters from the series, such as harpies, werewolves & haunted armors, the character of the iconic castle will transport you into the realms of gothic fantasy.

ENJOY CLASSIC & REIMAGINED MUSIC

We're giving you access to an alternative soundtrack made of 51 of the original Castlevania tunes, that can be heard across the entire game. Yes, 51!

On top of this, we've taken the 12 most iconic tracks, such as Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears and Simon Belmont's Theme, and reimagined them in the style of Dead Cells as a soundtrack for this DLC, while preserving the Castlevania ambiance of course.

DISCOVER A NEW STORYLINE

Richter Belmont and Alucard will be by your side throughout your quest to vanquish Dracula, helping you to navigate the maze of Dracula’s Castle and providing you with strong weapons (sometimes willingly, sometimes not). However, where there is good there is evil, so watch out for powerful foes who will try everything in their power to stop you from reaching the throne room.

MASTER THREE EPIC BOSS FIGHTS

Fight against the very essence of evil in two intense duels versus Death and Dracula, both set against a majestic backdrop. If you can survive these gauntlets, prepare yourself for our most ambitious boss showdown yet...

UNLOCK CASTLEVANIA CHARACTER OUTFITS

Unlock 20 outfits as you progress through the castle, letting you roleplay as all your favourite characters like Alucard, Richter Belmont, Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades or even Dracula himself!

DLC Details

Release Date:
March 06, 2023
Developers:
Motion Twin
Evil Empire
Publisher:
Motion Twin
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Dead Cells
Genres:
Metroidvania
Action

Roguelike

Roguelite
Features:
Downloadable Content
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on Phone

Remote Play on Tablet

Remote Play on TV

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later

Recommended:

  • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later

Critic Reviews

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CGMagazine

90 / 100
"Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is a fun and challenging action-platformer that will stimulate the part of the older gamers’ brains that loves nostalgia, while teaching a new...

GameGrin

95 / 100
"Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is a must-buy for any fans of Dead Cells or Castlevania, it's a breath of fresh air for those who have played the base Dead Cells in the past,...

We Got This Covered

90 / 100
"I can't imagine a finer tribute to 'Castlevania' than this incredible DLC. Easily accessible to new 'Dead Cells' players and brimming with content, this left us hoping that...
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4.8

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More Dead Cells is great. Castlevania fan service is great. But light on content for the price

MrDowntempo
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It's more dead cells, and that can only be good news! Castlevania games were obviously a big inspiration to the devs, and even though Dead Cells is a much more modern experience with the tightest controls of any Metroidvania, and very well designed roguelite mechanics, things like the boss battles always showed their Castlevania influence. If you're a fan of that series, you'll love the fan service. The only thing I can complain about, is that it doesn't feel like twice the amount of content as the other DLCs which are all half the price. Obviously some of that scratch goes to big K, but it is a bummer, especially if you don't hold that series to the same reverence.
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Nostalgia done right.

Fanatical User
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Adds to the Dead Cells experience without sacrificing what makes both series great. Fun weapons and locations, new renditions of classic Castlevania tunes, and traversal abilities make this expansion definitely worth the price.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need Dead Cells on the same platform to play Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania.
Available DLCs for Dead Cells include DLCs Only Bundle, The Queen and the Sea, The Bad Seed, and Fatal Falls
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Intel i5+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+
Minimum:
  • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later
Recommended:
  • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later
Yes, Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania has broad critical consensus. 95% of critics on Metacritic recommend Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania. The Metascore is 88 out of 100.
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania was released on March 06, 2023
Yes, Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania supports MacOS.
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is published by Motion Twin
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania was developed by Motion Twin and Evil Empire
Fanatical users tagged Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania as Metroidvania, Action, Roguelike, and Roguelite

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