Windblown, new game from Dead Cells team, artwork and logo

Instead of just playing it safe and creating Dead Cells 2, the Motion Twin team has decided to take their next game Windblown in a bit of a different direction. As such, not only will Windblown be fully 3D and give you a lot more room to maneuver than Dead Cells, but you'll also be able to tackle its many challenges alongside friends in 3-player co-op!

As for the actual gameplay, it should come as little surprise to hear that Windblown is going to be a fast-paced roguelite. Much like its predecessor, Windblown will arm you with a variety of different weapons and abilities, and then throw you against a massive amount of tricky enemies and bosses. Needless to say you'll likely be dying a whole bunch while learning the ropes, but that's all part of the fun as the greater the challenge, the better it feels once you finally stomp it into the ground!

In order to help illustrate this point, as well as show off the sort of atmosphere Windblown is going for, allow me to share with you the announcement trailer. Have a gander:

While no exact release date has been given just yet, Windblown will be launching into Steam Early Access at some point in 2024. The initial version will bring with it five biomes and four main weapons to toy around with, while future updates will add new levels, weapons, and highly likely additional game modes like in Dead Cells. While this is impossible to predict, especially this early, the current plan seems to be for Windblown to spend at least one year in Early Access before even considering a full release.

Once more information becomes available, ideally alongside the Early Access release date, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a few more tidbits about Windblown over at Steam. Enjoy!