Did you want another Souls-like game? Even if you didn’t, here you go. Indie developer Cold Symmetry has announced a new Souls-like action RPG for release later this year. It’s called Mortal Shell, formerly known as Dungeonhaven. The announcement trailer is inspiring!
Here is the game’s official description:
“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?”
The main gimmick of the game is the ability to dwell in the bodies of defeated warriors, each of which has its own set of skills and style of combat. The better you establish a connection with a particular shell, the more powerful its abilities become.
The developer is Cold Symmetry studio, founded in 2017. The publisher is British company PlayStack. The developers promise a non-linear game with a lot of beautiful locations, including marshy lowlands, a giant cathedral among obsidian rocks and an ancient crypt frozen in the ridge of the mountain — and, of course, a bunch of grotesque monsters waiting for you on every corner.
Mortal Shell will be released in the third quarter of 2020 on PC (in Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.