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How to Start the Return to Castlevania DLC in Dead Cells

Dead Cells Return to Castlevania body

If you’re a Castlevania fan and also enjoy playing Dead Cells, there’s a good chance you’ve bough the Return to Castlevania DLC.

The biggest piece of DLC for Dead Cells yet, Return to Castlevania adds new biomes, bosses, enemies, and more, allowing players to make their Dead Cells experience a bit more Castlavania-like. Hell, even an alternate soundtrack is included, featuring over 50 classic Castlevania tracks. Those wanting to start the story of Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, however, and access much of this content, might be wondering how you do it.

To start Return to Castlevania, you need to jump into a new Dead Cells run. Instead of speeding through the first area – the prison – make sure you look around. Somewhere in there you’ll find Richter, and if you talk to him he’ll inform you that he needs help. Proceed past Richter, and you should soon find a doorway that takes you to the Castle’s Outskirts. Enter this door if you want to start the Return to Castlevania DLC.

We should note that if this is your first time playing Dead Cells, you might have to play a few runs first to get Richter to appear. Basically, he won’t be present until there are hanging flasks in the prison area. Also, you can’t complete the DLC’s story in one run. After beating a certain boss, you’ll move away from the new biomes. At this point, either quit your run or continue playing until you die. When you start your next run, a certain someone should appear near the start, telling you where you need to go next.

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Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!