t he big picture: dead cells
Get your pixelated sword ready, because Dead Cells is coming to Xbox One
We've seen plenty of hard-as-nails 2D platformers in the last few years. Shovel Knight showed the world how to do pixel-art and retro platforming perfectly on the Xbox One, and 0 fi And The Blind Forest showed us how classic gameplay can evolve for modern garners. Now Dead Cells, a Castlevania-inspired action-platformer, is looking to do things a little differently. This Rogue like, Dark Souls-inspired title sees you exploring a non-linear castle in any direction that you want. The twist? There are no checkpoints. You appear, you kill, you die, and you try again. With every death you can unlock a new level, or take a new path. Secret rooms and hidden passages open as you play, so there's always plenty to explore. You can also expect tough combat that will require dodges, blocks, and well-timed swipes [Dark Souls-inspired, remember?), and bosses that will fill the screen. Keep an eye on this one.