Dark Souls Inspired Mortal Shell Announced

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  • Dark Souls Inspired Mortal Shell Announced

    The developers made the comparison themselves.
    Mortal Shell key art

    A new contender for the "Souls-like" blanket umbrella was just announced. Mortal Shell is an upcoming action-RPG currently in development by the small development team Cold Symmetry and set to be published by Playstack. The announcement comes complete with a brief teaser trailer, screenshots, and some general gameplay details.

    We know already that Mortal Shell is most certainly inspired by the Dark Souls games. Besides the obvious similarities seen in the trailer, the developers themselves flat out said that this game is inspired by Souls-like titles. It's hard to argue against that sort of comparison when even the devs say it. Mortal Shell is currently aiming for a Q3 2020 release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

    Cold Symmetry was formed in 2017 with a core team size of just four people. The team is made up of "AAA veterans with a strong passion for making games of their own." Mortal Shell will be Cold Symmetry's debut title.



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    About Mortal Shell
    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?

    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 Veterans - Mortal Shell has been developed by a coalition of seasoned veterans with an unbridled passion for the soulslike genre.

    • cikame
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      cikame commented
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      Somehow i knew it was Dark Souls before i even looked at it.
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