We use several different versions of the word "Metroidvaina" to describe 2D platformers that have back-tracking adventure elements and tight, easily repeatable combat. There are way more features that make up a Metroidvania, almost as many as their are games in the series from which we take that namesake — Metroid and Castlevania. The genre is timeless, and has become a genre that has defined indie gaming for the past several years. These games can come and go quickly, but ever since it made its Early Access debut back in May 2017, Motion Twin's Dead Cells has kept the hype burning hot.
Dead Cells sets you inside an ever-changing castle where every move could be your last, and only by mastering its intense combat can you conquer the challenges ahead. Gamepedia and the game’s developer, Motion Twin, are pleased to announce the Official Dead Cells Wiki.