Mortal Shell

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: PlayStack
Developer: Cold Symmetry
Release Date: Aug. 18, 2020

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'Mortal Shell' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2020 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT

Mortal Shell is a ruthless and deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world.

As the remains of humanity wither and rot, zealous foes fester in the ruins. They spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision and instincts. Track down hidden sanctums of devout followers and discover your true purpose.

Awakening as an empty vessel, you will enter into a shattered and twisted world where the remains of humanity wither and rot. Implored to do the bidding of the mysterious “Dark Father,” you must traverse this tattered landscape and track down hidden sanctums of devout followers. There, in Mortal Shell’s most hallowed grounds, you must overcome formidable foes and harvest the sacred glands. You won’t be truly alone when the dead litter your path: Scattered across this land are the remnant anima of lost warriors who can be inhabited to gain their unique abilities and knowledge of weapons.

The Dark Father is desperate for you to complete your task — but to what end?

Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes.


Following the outstanding response to the Mortal Shell Beta, which was downloaded by more than 350,000 players in one week and surpassed more than 6 million views across Twitch and YouTube, developer Cold Symmetry and publisher Playstack are thrilled to announce that the dark action-RPG will be available in digital stores worldwide on August 18, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

The above game’s release date trailer shaowcases for the first time Mortal Shell’s ranged weapon, the Ballistazooka. Capable of launching heavy iron bolts at devastating speed, the Ballistazooka is powerful enough to impale enemies and pin them onto nearby structures. The trailer also provides a new glimpse at more of the game’s fearsome adversaries, its stunning landscapes, and the mysterious fourth Shell, Solomon.

“Launching Mortal Shell worldwide is a dream come true,” said Cold Symmetry’s four co-founders - Andrew McLennan-Murray, Anton Gonzalez, Dmitry Parkin, and Vitaly Bulgarov - in a joint statement. “Our commitment to our fans is to create a soulslike game that is authentic, uncompromising and unrelenting. We were humbled by the popularity of the beta and we closely studied the feedback we received to create something that we are incredibly proud of.”

The PC version comes to the Epic Game Store as a timed-exclusive. A Steam version will release later in 2021. 

Key Features

  • Discover “Shells” to Suit Your Playstyle – The lost remains of defeated warriors are yours to unearth. Awaken these Mortal Shells, occupy their bodies and significantly widen your understanding of different forms of combat. Inhabit a Shell that best fits your style and utilizes their own unique mastery of skills and weapon upgrades.
  • Iron Sharpens Iron – Combat is strategic and deliberate. Survival demands superior awareness, precision and instincts. You must commit your sword only when an opportunity opens. Calculate your parries to unleash devastating counterblows.
  • Non-linear Campaign – Draw your own path across marsh-infested lowlands, through a gargantuan cathedral of obsidian rock, and into an ancient crypt frozen into the crest of a mountain.
  • Deep Upgrade Paths – The stronger your connection to each Mortal Shell grows, the better you can harness their innate talents. Craft unique upgrades, sharpen your blade with acid, and study dark arcane abilities that imbue your attacks with supernatural devastation.
  • Face Haunting Foes – Your path is guarded by desperate adversaries, devoted to inscrutable gods. Behold creatures both pitiable and grotesque, but do not let fear halt your journey. Muster your courage and face them down.
  • Developed by AAA VeteransMortal Shell has been developed by a coalition of seasoned veterans with an unbridled passion for the soulslike genre.

Mortal Shell will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Epic Game Store) on August 18, 2020 for $29.99/€29.99/ £24.99.


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