Castlevania has been a massive influence on gaming as a whole. In fact, it’s inspired one of the most adored genres in gaming. We speak, of course, of the Metroidvania, and the many games that style inspired. Among them is Dead Cells, which is currently serving players through Xbox Game Pass. Well, there’s good news for fans, because the much-anticipated Castlevania crossover DLC is set to arrive just next month. Here are the details.
Dead Cells Castlevania DLC Arrives in March
Dead Cells, the massive indie hit, is getting a huge crossover with Konami’s Castlevania. The story will see the main character, the Beaheaded, run into none other than Richter Belmont. Belmont will explain to The Beheaded that he needs their help in investigating Dracula’s castle, and it’s up to the two of them to take down the Vampire once and for all.
Furthermore, as the Beheaded travels through the castle, they’ll encounter Alucard, who will join them on their adventure to defeat Dracula.
On top of this, players are going to get their hands on 14 new weapons, two new biomes, and a plethora of enemies like skeletons, Werewolves and more. Even if one could assume that’s the most, they’re also throwing in two boss battles as well. One with Death, and one with Dracula, of course.
The DLC release date was announced during the Nintendo Direct on February 8, 2023. In the video provided by Motion Twin, the DLC plans to release on March 6 at a price of $10 on all platforms. However, for players who don’t know a thing about Dead Cells and want to get into the game when the DLC comes out, the team is doing a promotional bundle that lets players nab the base game as well as the Castlevania DLC for $21. However, if you’re a Game Pass, owner the DLC will most likely be free.
This is a big move for crossover DLC, especially with other indie games collaborating with big companies. Previously, Crypt of the NecroDancer was able to secure a DLC with the Legend of Zelda. That’s in addition to Shovel Knight getting Xbox’s Battletoads and Kratos for their console-specific versions of the game.
Hopefully, this starts a trend, and we’ll be able to see Master Chief in an indie game sometime soon!