Dead Cells’ Enter The Panchaku update lets you pet your pets

Dead Cell’s latest update is called Enter the Panchakuthe 30th – an impressive number for an indie game released in 2018.

Players can get a Bobby skin with the pink flame head and the Panchaku – a weapon made up of two frying pans strapped together. It deals critical hits when hitting enemies in front, but can also attack enemies from behind. The Panchaku can also deflect bombs and projectiles. It’s also the first weapon that can move independently, meaning the Panchaku is fully animated and not just dependent on special effects.

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The legendary item system has also been overhauled. In the old system, legendary item damage was reduced from the top two stats and only increased offensive stats. The new legendary system introduces something called affixes. Each legendary weapon will have a legendary affix that cannot be removed or replaced. Some examples of affixes are like Lacerating Aura, which causes victims to bleed, adds 80% damage to poisoned targets, and freezes enemies when the effect ends. There are also others that set enemies on fire, increase critical damage, and double projectiles.

The Panchaku patch also includes a significant rebalancing. It’s been over a year since the last major item rebalance, many abilities and weapons have all been changed.

Dead Cells is also getting a crossover with Souls Knight in the PC and console versions. The mobile edition already had the crossover features, so it’s essentially a port of the collaboration — a new magic bow weapon and Soul Knight-inspired outfit — to other editions.

And last but not least, you can now pet your pets! There are no buffs or bonuses, but it’s a nice addition.

Development on Dead Cells isn’t ending anytime soon either, according to the development team. Fall 2022 will see a boss rush mode, there will be a winter 2022 surprise, and apparently 2023 will be “the most exciting year in Dead Cells history.”

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