Dead Cells is a critically acclaimed roguelike that first graced the digital space nearly five years ago and has been ported across multiple systems including mobile, the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Mac and Windows. But it is only now going that next step forward and adding an accessibility update for gamers of all abilities.
“The intent of this update is to allow players who struggle to, or cannot play, Dead Cells to be able to experience the game as we intended. We had feedback during beta testing that some people who don’t ‘need’ Assist Mode will use it regardless and the result is that they won’t play Dead Cells as a challenging roguelike,” said an Evil Empire spokesperson. “We’ve put multiple messages regarding this in-game, but in the end it’s up to the player how they want to enjoy the game. However, we will not disable achievements for players who use these options. We are not going to make it possible for people to play the game and then take achievements away from them.”
The new Assist Mode includes mobility adjustments to adjust gameplay, visual and UI adjustments, a no-blood mode, and the following highlights:
The Breaking Barriers update is available across all platforms for Dead Cells.