PlayStack and Cold Symmetry have announced the release date for Mortal Shell, and players will not have to wait long. Mortal Shell will be released on August 18th for PS4, Xbox One, and Epic Games Store on PC as a digital release. A Steam release will occur in 2021 after the exclusivity period is finished. A price point of $29.99/€29.99/£24.99 has been set for Mortal Shell. PlayStack confirmed that the beta had 350,000 players in one week.
Cold Symmetry’s four co-founders Andrew McLennan-Murray, Anton Gonzalez, Dmitry Parkin, and Vitaly Bulgarov said in a joint statement:
“Launching Mortal Shell worldwide is a dream come true. 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.”
In our preview piece for Mortal Shell, Jason wrote:
Mortal Shell is set in a predictably grim fantasy world. Everything is horrific, monsters roam all around, and you can’t even pick up a lute and play it without being assaulted for merely existing. I did actually spend some time playing a lute, but we’ll get back to that. You play as this creepy husk of a humanoid, but despite this perceived frailty, you’ve actually got some interesting powers. The most interesting of these by far is the unique ability to jump into defeated warriors. This grants you better stats, as well as access to their varying skillset as you do battle.
You start off terrible, but then the more you play, the better you get, until you’re skilled and powerful enough to shred your enemies like they’re nothing. Mortal Shell already seems to have that feeling perfected, and I’m really excited to jump into the full game when it arrives.
You can read the Mortal Shell preview here.
Source: Press Release