Most rogue-lites are happy to offer a skin or some sort when dealing with a crossover, but few are actually willing to put together what’s basically a new character. That’s exactly what Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania offers with its Richter mode, which will also unlock a character outfit, or skin. Unlocking the character is fairly simple, but you might miss out if you’re not searching as thoroughly as you can. This guide will specify how to unlock Richter mode while providing a bit of a better idea of what it is exactly.
You’ll meet Richter in Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania normally as long as you’re playing through the content. When you return to Dracula’s Castle via the Clock Room on a run separate for when you initially went through the earlier game content, you’ll want to search the place as carefully as you can. One of the lore rooms can be entered via columns straight out of Symphony of the Night, so enter this as soon as you come across it on your first go through the biome. You’ll enter and be greeted with an unfortunate sight.
Unlock Richter mode and his outfit in Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
You’ll find Richter in a cage. The good news is that you can free him immediately and he’ll be free for good. But you can’t play as him yet. You’ll have to do another run and search the lore room out in the same biome where you’ll see this:
Just interact with the cage and you’ll be whisked away to a new instance of the biome where Richter is a playable character. Your goal here is simply to make it through until you fight the Gorgon, which will end the section and reward you with Richter’s outfit. The outfit gives you the exact same appearance that you get during his playable section, but it sadly only offers a brief amount of playtime. That’s all you have to do to unlock Richter mode and his outfit in Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania.