The already difficult game is about to get just a bit more challenging.
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On August 18, The Virtuous Cycle expansion will be released for Mortal Shell. This is said to be "a game-altering roguelike expansion" and will be made available for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

This will be a piece of paid DLC for the game and will go for $7.99 (USD).

Additionally, August 18th marks the date in which Mortal Shell will first appear on Steam. So if you are one of the few hundred thousand people that have added it to your Wishlist, you will finally be able to purchase it on your preferred platform.

The Virtuous Cycle changes how you play the game. Each death changes the location, type, and number of enemies you will encounter in each area. Now, you will never be quite sure what lies ahead any time you respawn. There have also been pillars added around the environment that will give you new talents and abilities. The dev team has added in over 100 new abilities to discover and combine together. These include new exotic weapon enhancements and entirely new combat moves.

This expansion also "grants players command over Hadern, once your elusive teacher, now yours to master as Mortal Shell's fifth possessable Shell." This character is playable within the main campaign and through The Virtuous Cycle. Hadern has a unique skill tree that includes dagger mastery to an ability that allows him to "absorb punishment."

Also added is the new weapon called Axatana. This weapon can swap between a heavy axe or breaking apart into fast dual-katanas. There are unique movesets for both stances that you can unlock.

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