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Game Trial Event Makes Dead Cells Available For Nintendo Switch Online Members

You can try out the game for free between the 26th of January and the 1st of February

by Tasha Quinn


Unlike demos which only give you access to a small portion of a game, a game trial gives players full access but only for a limited period of time. Like demos, they’re designed to give you a taste of the game and hopefully tempt you to buy them but unlike some demos, your save data carries over from the so you don’t have to start over. The latest game to be offered up by Nintendo as part of a game trial is Motion Twin’s Dead Cells.

Dead Cells is an award winning rogue-lite adventure-platformer that spans across a sprawling, ever-changing castle as you fight your way through swarms of enemies called Keepers.


  • 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…

The trial will give those with a Nintendo Switch Online membership access to Dead Cells from the 26th of January until the 1st of February. The game is already available to download from the store, but it won’t be playable until the 26th, so you can download it in advance if you want to make full use of your trial.

Check out the trailer below:

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