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Dead Cells' first paid DLC gets a February release date on PC and consoles

Adds two new early game biomes, a boss, and more.

Developer Motion Twin's superb action-platform rogue-like Dead Cells is, as announced at the tail-end of last year, poised to usher in its first paid DLC. It's called The Bad Seed and is now confirmed to be heading to PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, on 11th February.

The Bad Seed's biggest additions come in the form of two new biomes. There's the lush Arboretum (home to a clan of mushrooms), and an overgrown settlement known as The Swamp, inhabited by tree-dwelling mutants, frogmen, and deadly bloodsuckers.

These new areas are intended to offer new path choices for Dead Cells' early game, and provide alternative routes to The Courtyard/Toxic Sewers and The Ramparts/Ossuary/Ancient Sewers.

The Bad Seed also brings a brand-new boss known as Mama Tick, who resides in the The Heart of the Swamp. Motion Twin says this new encounter is "on par with The Concierge" and is intended to "spice up your early game runs once you've played through the core game".

There's also promise of new enemies and weapons, plus "unseen mechanic". And, while it doesn't elaborate further, the developer previously teased that Bad Seed would feature Dead Cells' first double-slot weapon and a "very dedicated and loyal mushroom companion".

Dead Cells' Bad Seed DLC follows a year of free updates for the core experience, and will, according to Motion Twin, help support further expansion and give the developer the time it needs to make its next game one it's "proud of and you'll be stoked to play".

Bad Seed will cost $4.99 USD (approximately £4) when it comes to Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on 11th February.

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