Dead Cells adds accessibility settings and an easy mode
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Dead Cells adds accessibility settings and an easy mode

Developers of Evil Empire and Motion Twin reported about the release of Breaking Barriers, the next content update for his hardcore action-platformer Dead Cells, on PC and consoles.

    Image source: MotionTwin

Image source: MotionTwin

As the name suggests, the Breaking Barriers patch aims to break down the barriers between the game and the players: the patch adds a number of accessibility settings and a simplified mode (Assist Mode) to Dead Cells.

With the release of Breaking Barriers, users can simplify the performance of certain actions (jump, roll, summon a shield), adjust the size of the UI and its elements, set the background color, turn off blood, and so on.

Simplified mode includes multiple lives (three, seven, or infinite), auto-attacks from enemies, customization of damage taken and parry “window” duration, and the option to reveal the entire map at once.

The creators stressed that the simplified mode is intended for those who wouldn’t be able to enjoy Dead Cells without it, but it’s also available to everyone else. Therefore, results obtained in Assist mode will not be included in the leaderboards.

    Enabling easy mode also disables achievements

Enabling easy mode also disables achievements

Breaking Barriers includes, among other things, eight revised weapons and a price reduction for items at the beginning of the game. The full list of changes introduced by the update is you can see on the Dead Cells website.

Dead Cells is available on PC (Steam, GOG), PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices. The developers claim that Breaking Barriers will not end with new content for the project this year.

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