Dead Cells’ 26th update is assembling the best and brightest of the indie action adventure genre. The aptly named Everyone Is Here patch adds familiar faces from games like Hollow Knight and Guacamelee, along with their respective weapons, to use in-game.
The free update, which is now available on PC and comes consoles later this year, lets players don the costumes of the protagonists from Hollow Knight, Hyper Light Drifter, Blasphemous, Guacamelee!, Skul: The Hero Slayer, and Curse of the Dead Gods. Better yet, you’ll wield the weapons/ability of each character. They control largely as you’ll remember them but have a Dead Cells twist. Motion Twin has outlined the functionality and stats for each weapon below:
Hollow Knight – Pure Nail: Can attack upward and downward. Attacking downward while airborne causes you to bounce on your enemies, dealing critical damage.
Blasphemous – Face Flask: Crush a flask on your forehead, dealing low damage to yourself and transforming 35 percent of your missing health into recovery.
Hyper Light Drifter – Gun & Sword: The gun marks its targets while also dealing damage. The sword deals critical damage to the marked targets, increasing with the number of gun marks on the target. Sword hits also recharge the gun’s ammo, which doesn’t recharge passively.
Guacamelee! – Pollo Power: Turn into a chicken for a few seconds, firing several explosive eggs around you because, of course.
Skul: The Hero Slayer – Bone: Smash enemies with a bone club. Hitting with the second attack enables a whirlwind attack that deals critical damage.
Curse of the Dead Gods – Machete & Pistol: Slash twice with a machete. The third attack uses the pistol to bump and inflict critical damage to nearby enemies. Holding the attack button charges a slow and powerful ranged attack.
To access the new content, you’ll need to complete the challenges from a new book at the start of the game. A new character unlocks for every finished challenge. Weapons and skills are found in Lore Rooms, a new area in the game.