Maximum Entertainment Releases Award Winning ‘Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania’ Editions

Stockholm, Sweden – (August 11, 2023) – Maximum Entertainment AB (Nasdaq: MAXENT B) today announced a collaboration between Merge Games and Motion Twin that sees physical and special editions of award winning rogue-lite platformer ‘Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania’ arrive on store shelves today for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation® 4 & 5.

Retail and Signature Editions Out Now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation® 4 & 5.

View the ‘Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania’ Launch Trailer here:

Winner of ‘Best Indie Game’ at the Golden Joystick Awards and ‘Best Action Game’ at The Game Awards, Dead Cells launched in 2018 to critical acclaim from players and critics alike, and today the grand gothic action of the KONAMI classic crosses over with the rogue-lite favorite to blistering effect in an all new 2D action adventure with Castlevania’s iconic characters & unforgettable world.

Available now at popular retailers, retail editions of ‘Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania’ will feature reversable retro cover art, harking back to the NES and original PlayStation eras, while the deluxe Signature Edition adds a host of collectable extras including the epic CD soundtrack, an exclusive art book, pin badges and more.

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About Merge Games 
Merge Games is a global video game publisher, developer and distributor based in Manchester, UK that specializes in triple-I content with colorful characters, breathtaking atmospheres, and illuminating gameplay. Releasing games worldwide for PC, consoles and streaming platforms, Merge has proudly delivered Smalland: Survive the Wilds, Bramble: The Mountain King, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Spirit of the North, and many more. Merge Games is part of Maximum Entertainment. Visit Merge Games at

About Motion Twin
Motion Twin is an independent game development studio based in France since 2001 and are the creators of the hit roguelike action game Dead Cells, available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch platforms. Motion Twin is a worker cooperative passionate about creating new game experiences. Learn more at

About Evil Empire
Evil Empire is the evil spawn of a bunch of ex-Motion Twiners. Formed in 2018 in close proximity and partnership with Motion Twin, Evil Empire is focused on producing new original content, both for Dead Cells and new IP.


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