Beta to run from July 3-10.
Mortal Shell key art

A closed beta for Mortal Shell will run from July 3 through July 10. Players will be able to experience two different "shells" and make use of either the Hammer and Chisel or the Hallowed Sword to take out their enemies.

In order to participate in the beta, you can get a code from their social media channels. These include Discord, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. They also say that a random selection of those on their mailing list will get access to the beta.

This beta will not be for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, though the game is planned to be released on these platforms. The "beta rules" are found below.

  • You must be 18 years old or above.
  • You’ll need to have an Internet connection and have accepted the User Agreement when redeeming your code.
  • Live streaming and image capturing of Closed Beta gameplay is allowed, please share your gameplay and let us know what you think in the beta chat channel when it opens.
  • Report any issues you come across in the future beta channel. Try to reproduce the issue by following the same steps you took and post those steps.
  • Discussions around Mortal Shell datamining is not allowed on the Mortal Shell Discord server. This includes tutorials, media files, and sharing information about what is found in game files. We don’t want you to be spoiled ahead of time by something you may see.
In addition to this beta, there is a new developer interview and a new gameplay video for the game. This was shown off in part last night during IGN's Summer of Gaming event showcase. Check all of that out in addition to some general details about Mortal Shell.

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.