Return to Castlevania would come native to PS5
At the beginning of March we saw the long-awaited launch of Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, the DLC expansion for the acclaimed indie roguelite that added content from Konami’s franchise to all versions of the game. Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and PS4, but it seems that it will soon be coming native to the PlayStation 5.
Players of current generation consoles, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, can only play Dead Cells in its last generation version, Xbox One and PS4, but it seems that we will soon see a native version for the new generation. This is because it was discovered a few hours ago that the ESRB has rated Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania for PlayStation 5.
The Return to Castlevania expansion came to Dead Cells almost six years after its release, so the game has been around for an entire generation. Dead Cells was developed by Motion Twin but in 2019 the studio split into two with the founding of Evil Empire, who are in charge of supporting Dead Cells while MT works on a new game.
It is possible that Evil Empire has prepared a new generation version for Dead Cells that will arrive soon on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, since it would not make sense for the update to be exclusive to the Sony console since the title is multiplatform. There is also the possibility that the Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania expansion will be released as a standalone product, but given the way it connects to the base game it would have to be adapted for this port.
The Return to Castlevania expansion added a lot of content to Dead Cells, including 20 iconic Castlevania characters, 14 weapons from the franchise, 3 bosses, and 63 theme songs. Despite this, Konami clarified that Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is an isekai and not canon to the Castlevania franchise, so don’t expect to see references to Dead Cells in upcoming Konami titles.
Konami recently acknowledged that Castlevania fans want more games and so do they, so we hope the rumor that they plan to announce a new Castlevania at E3 this year turns out to be true. supposedly alongside a Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake.