Developer Cold Symmetry has announced that its Dark Souls-inspired RPG Mortal Shell launches on August 18 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The studio shared a release date trailer showcasing the new Ballistazooka ranged weapon, which you can check out below.
Published by Playstack, Mortal Shell can be purchased from digital retailers–the Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and PlayStation Store–for $30, with a Steam version slated to drop sometime in 2021.
“Launching Mortal Shell worldwide is a dream come true,” said Cold Symmetry’s four co-founders in a joint statement. “Our commitment to our fans is to create a souls-like 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.”
The studio also announced that Mortal Shell’s beta had more than 350,000 downloads in one week and surpassed more than six million views across Twitch and YouTube.
“Mortal Shell is already achieving the kind of pre-release metrics that would turn heads at any publisher, be it indie or triple-A,” Playstack chief executive Harvey Elliott said. “I am delighted that Playstack has delivered a publishing and marketing campaign that ensures the game gains the exposure and response it truly deserves. More than anything I can’t wait for fans around the world to finally play it from August 18th.”
Mortal Shell was revealed earlier this year and drew plenty of comparisons to Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Warframe. We went hands-on with the game last month, where editor Phil Hornshaw called Mortal Shell “a tough and punishing game like those that inspire it [that also] found ways to take elements of the Dark Souls formula and recombine them into something new.”
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