Dead Cells Return to Castlevania crossover expansion key art

[Update]: After five years of quality updates, Dead Cells is soon getting its final one with Patch 35.

After multiple updates that have added items and cosmetics from games like Terraria, Slay the Spire and Risk of Rain, it's safe to say that Dead Cells is no stranger to crossovers. However, with the upcoming Return to Castlevania expansion, the Dead Cells team is looking to take things to a whole new level!

Once it arrives in the next few months, the Return to Castlevania expansion will bring with it Dracula's majestic castle represented through two new biomes, along with a whole assortment of new monsters lifted straight from the classic games. You can also expect to see fourteen new weapons themed after Castlevania classics like the throwing axe and holy water, three boss fights against fan-favorite characters like Death and Dracula, and even a brand new storyline that will have you accompany Richter Belmont and Alucard on their quest to slay Dracula!

The good news doesn't end there, however, as the Return to Castlevania expansion will also add an alternative soundtrack made out of fifty-one of the original Castlevania tunes, along with an additional twelve tracks reimagined in the Dead Cells style. And if you want to fully convert Dead Cells to Castlevania, there will also be twenty new outfits that let you dress up as everything from Alucard to Dracula himself.

No gameplay preview has been shared just yet, but you can get a pretty good idea of the sort of atmosphere the Return to Castlevania expansion is going for through the rather stylish animated trailer. Have a gander:

Once Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania gets an actual release date, and a price tag for that matter, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a few more tidbits about it over at Steam. Enjoy!