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Introducing Mortal Shell – a soulslike slasher game with gore, detail and atmosphere

By reviews / 4. April 2020

Unveiled yesterday, Mortal Shell is a brooding Dark Souls-esque action-RPG thats expected to launch later this year. The announcement trailer is our first glimpse at this intriguing hack and slash title

Sinister voice over? Check. Big swords? Check. Blood and guts? Check. Mortal Shell is wonderfully dark and very, very reminiscent of Dark Souls, albeit with some of its own flourishes. Take a look at the trailer below.

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Mortal Shell is being developed by indie game studio, Cold Symmetry, which was founded in 2017. Cold Symmetry is a little-known studio hoping to make their mark with the arrival of their debut projectMortal Shell.

For a small team like ours, developing this title in many ways felt like crossing an ocean on a paddleboard,” Cold Symmetrys three co-foundersAndrew McLennan-Murray, Anton Gonzalez, and Vitaly Bulgarovsaid in a joint statement. “To finally announce Mortal Shell is one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences weve had in our lifetimes. The last two years have been a time of non-stop growth, full of shocking revelations of sheer complexity that goes into creating a video game that you, yourself, would really enjoy playing.”

A synopsis of the start point offers a little more information, seemingly suggesting that the memorable voice-over we hear in the games trailer is the voice of the games sinister authority figure, theDark Father’.

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It reads: “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 mysteriousDark Father’, you must traverse this tattered landscape and track down hidden sanctums of devout followers. There, in Mortal Shells most hallowed grounds, you must overcome formidable foes and harvest the sacred glands. You wont 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 taskbut to what end?”

The game promises a non-linear campaign, “deep upgrade pathsand the ability to occupy the bodies of differentshells”, each of which offers a different play-style.

If you like what youve seen so far, head over to the Mortal Shell website, where you can sign up for the newsletter or try to bag a place playing the Beta. It will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Q3 of 2020.

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