Dead Cells gets free Break the Bank DLC about loot, loot and more loot

Developers Motion Twin and Evil Empire have released a new free DLC for Dead Cells called Break the Bank, which follows The Queen and the Sea’s substantial January update. Dead Cells is fundamentally the same game it was at launch – and it was great at launch – but the post-launch support this action-heavy roguelike has received is really something.

The clue is in the title with Break the Bank: as the trailer above shows, it’s about hitting things hard and salivating as the sweet, sweet money gushes out of them. That’s right, we’re talking about that cheddar: dinero, pasta, cabbage, moola, phat brass, the ready, profit, loot… it’s all in the bank, and if you hit things hard enough, it’s all yours.

The Bank is the new optional biome that will appear randomly in races and appears as a flashy chest between biomes (but not before a boss). Opening the chest will cause the bank to replace whatever the next area is (you choose your way through the exits in Dead Cells), and it guarantees a bunch of things, including a cursed chest: most charming of all, you get a loan after entry (which must be refunded at the end).

(Image credit: Motion Twin)

The bank includes existing enemies as well as three new money-themed enemies: the restless pickpocket is after your gold; the gold eater eats gold until it reaches a final form that, according to the developer, will “kick your ass”; the golden kamikaze bat is a bat that drops a lot of coins.

Continuing the gold theme, three new weapons aim to help your bottom line. The gold digger deals gold on hits, more critical when you are rich enough, while the dagger of cupidity deals crits right after collecting gold. The money-thrower… throws his money at things. Three new mutations are also gold-themed, the most interesting of which is being plated in gold: you lose money, not health, when hit.

Additionally, Motion Twin added two new bank-themed outfits, including an eye-catching top hat combo, and worked on various balance fixes and quality of life improvements.

Finally, the update comes with brief notes on future plans and a very exciting line: Motion Twin thanks players for supporting Dead Cells by purchasing the DLCs, “and for putting Motion Twin’s new project at risk.” We hope to find out more about this new project soon.

As for Dead Cells: “we’re not done yet – there will be more DLC and free updates for at least another year and some of that content got us really, really excited…”
The Break the Bank update is now available and is free for all Dead Cells owners.

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