Dead Cells coming to Switch on August 21

The physical edition has a release date, but we're still waiting for the digital date

Posted by Ashley King on July 5, 2018

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, Metroidvania-inspired, action-platformer that has enjoyed a moderate amount of success as a Steam early access title. Fans who have enjoyed the game on PC have been begging the developers to bring it to Nintendo Switch and thanks to the January Direct we finally got confirmation that the game would grace Nintendo's newest portable. Then the waiting game started and just like with Hollow Knight, people have been clamoring to find out when they can enjoy it.

A new press release with information about the physical release of the game has revealed you can expect it on August 17 in the EU and August 21 in the US, so long as you're fine with the physical edition of the game. No mention of the ditital release date was given aside from "to be confirmed," so it's possible we'll see a digital release before then.

The other annoying fact about the news is that there seems to be a Switch tax in place. The game is debuting on the PlayStation 4 at the same time and will cost $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 on that platform, while the Switch version will be $34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. The signature edition is limited to 2,000 copies of each format with this edition containing the game, a double CD soundtrack, enamel character pin, and a 56-page hardback artbook. The Signature Edition is also slightly more expensive at $50 / €45 / £40 and can now be pre-ordered from the Signature Edition website.

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