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Nintendo Switch Online subscribers are getting Dead Cells free trial

Published: 14:54, 19 January 2021
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Dead Cells promotional image shows the protagonist looking at the colourful horizon
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Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will get the opportunity next week to try out one of the best action-platformers on the platform - Dead Cells, starting January 26.

Nintendo UK have announced that subscribers of their Nintendo Switch Online service are getting a free trial for the roguelike hit game Dead Cells next week. Members of the Nintendo Switch Online service can already hit that pre-load button and prepare to start playing as soon as the game unlocks on January 26.

Dead Cells is still one of the most popular 2D action-platformers on the Switch, and other platforms too, even if it was released almost three years ago. It sold in over 3 million copies and received significant post-release support from the devs.

The free trial will last for one week until February 1, and it's worth noting that on the same day when the Free trial access unlocks, the "Free Falls" DLC is dropping, so be sure to check out this amazing game by Motion Twins, which you'll end up buying in the end, most likely.

Motion Twin Screenshot from Dead Cells showing the player fighting enemies on top of a tower Dead Cells


  • RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.
  • 2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, the iconic dodge roll, more than 90 weapons and spells with unique gameplay… The unforgiving action wed to the absence of any kind of safety net makes for an adrenalin pumping ride each and every run. 
  • Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Ramparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style, or just your mood. 
  • Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air.
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