Motion Twin’s acclaimed Metroidvania, Dead Cells, finally has an iOS release date of July 17th. Android players needn’t worry too much, as a port will be heading to Google Play in the near future.
It’s a challenging roguelike that sees you traversing a sprawling castle, from the deepest dungeons to the ramparts on high. Our sister site, Pocket Gamer, gave the Switch version a whopping 9/10 on release– calling it “a new action platformer classic”. Combat is fast, gloriously bloody, and endlessly varied; it’s honestly one of the best feeling games around.
That being said, I’m a tad sceptical about how well it’ll play using touchscreen controls, especially given how precise you need to be in many of the tougher areas. Thankfully it’s been confirmed that it’ll launch with MFi controller support, so worst case scenario is that you’ll need to stick to a controller and make use of the new auto-attack option.
It also looks like the UI has been heavily tweaked for mobile, which is always a reassuring sign of a high-effort port. There’s also plenty of scope for resizing and repositioning the various on-screen buttons.
The 10% pre-order discount brings the game’s price down to only £7.99. Considering the Switch version launched for – and is still sitting at – £22.49, that’s a very fair offer indeed. If you’re a fan of Metroidvanias with some roguelike elements, you’re sure to get on swimmingly with this one.