The Steam Early Access hit Dead Cells is coming to the Nintendo Switch as well as PS4 and Xbox One this year according to developer Motion Twin.
IGN confirmed that Dead Cells will launch on consoles day-and-date with its 1.0 debut on PC once the game leaves Early Access. Motion Twin’s post-launch updates include both patches and content additions, though the developer isn’t quite ready to discuss what specifically will be added to the game after launch. Those updates will hit the Switch version as well, though IGN did not confirm if they’ll hit the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game as well.
“The whole team got behind the idea of a Switch release quite early. Not only because two thirds of the team are Nintendo fans (who bought the Switch day one), but also because we easily get five to ten people asking about it every day,” Motion Twin’s Sebastien Benard and Steve Filby told IGN.
“We had the chance to show Dead Cells to them during the GDC 2017, and they instantly thought it would be a great fit for their system,” they explained. “The roguelite aspect of Dead Cells makes it very suitable for short sessions, which is also a unique strength of handheld systems… There’s just chemistry between the game and the Switch.”
As for Switch-specific features, Benard and Filby explained that some of the “cooler” ideas may have to wait until after launch. “There is definitely room to improve the game experience through Switch specific features, for instance doing even more with the HD rumble; we could try changing the intensity of the vibration relative to the strength of an enemy’s attack, or by making the console rumble more on the right if you’ve been hit from the right hand side,” they said.
Dead Cells entered Early Access in mid-2017.
You can check out the new announcement trailer below.