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Terraria, Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami’s Jacket And More Lend Their Looks And Weapons To Dead Cells

Pick up Dead Cells, as well as other hit indie titles in a brand-new Steam bundle starting today

Bordeaux, France (Nov. 7, 2022) – Starting today, players can give The Beheaded some fancy, familiar-looking duds alongside new weapons and unique lore rooms. In a massive collaboration, Motion Twin and Evil Empire are bringing the stars of numerous indie hits such as *deep breath* Shovel Knight, Katana ZERO, Slay the Spire, Hotline Miami, Risk of Rain and Terraria into the dungeons on PC, with consoles coming later in November.

You can also pick up Dead Cells, along with Shovel Knight, Katana Zero, Slay the Spire, and Risk of Rain in a brand-new glorious indie bundle on Steam starting today. Prices may vary as this is a "complete the set" bundle.

Players can unlock outfits for characters from the indie hits you know and love, letting them dash through the dungeon dressed as Hotline Miami’s Jacket or slice enemies in two with a Shovel Knight-inspired costume. That’s slaying with style, baby.

The outfits don’t just give players the chance to see The Beheaded in new fashion, though. You can also tear up enemies in Dead Cells using the signature weapon of each hero. Move swiftly through each level using Jacket’s infamous baseball bat or the iconic Starfury sword from Terraria and test your mettle against bosses to see which weapon and approach will work best.

A full list of new outfits and their corresponding weapons can be found below.

  • Terraria - The Character - Starfury Sword
  • Hotline Miami - Jacket - Baseball Bat
  • Shovel Knight - Shovel Knight - King’s Scepter
  • Slay The Spire - The Ironclad - Diverse Deck
  • Katana Zero - Subject Zero - Throwable Objects
  • Risk of Rain - The Commando - Laser Glaive

These weapons also come with their own special traits and abilities. The Diverse Deck lets players cycle through passive effects based on Slay The Spire’s four different characters. Matching the game’s card-based mechanics, switching from one class to another also triggers a separate “discard” ability. For example, drawing a card that matches the Watcher class gives players the Foresight ability, which lets them avoid damage every few seconds as a passive ability. Switching to a different class from Foresight makes players immune to all damage for a few seconds.

Another instance of this would be Jacket’s Baseball Bat, which lets players frantically attack stunned or rooted enemies for massive damage. Pretty dope. All these weapons can be randomly found in new lore rooms dedicated to each character’s game.

To unlock the character outfits, new riddles have been added to the book of clues in the Prisoner's Quarters (the opening area). Players just need to figure out these new riddles then complete the challenges and voila! New duds.

With these badass new looks and weapons straight from some of indie gaming’s greatest heroes, you’ll be well on your way to putting the monsters and bosses of Dead Cells in their place.

For the latest on Dead Cells, be sure to follow @motiontwin on Twitter. 

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About Motion Twin

Motion Twin is an independent game development studio based in France since 2001 and are the creators of the hit roguelike action game Dead Cells, available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch platforms. Motion Twin is a worker cooperative passionate about creating new game experiences. Learn more at

About Evil Empire

Evil Empire is the evil spawn of a bunch of ex-Motion Twiners. Formed in 2018 in close proximity and partnership with Motion Twin, Evil Empire is focused on producing new original content, both for Dead Cells and new IP.