MORTAL SHELL Will Hit Stores on August 18; Masocore Game Gets Amazing Release Date Trailer

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MORTAL SHELL Will Hit Stores on August 18; Masocore Game Gets Amazing Release Date Trailer

Developer Cold Symmetry's Mortal Shell will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (exclusively via the Epic Games Store) on the 18th of August, London-based publisher Playstack has officially announced.

Priced at $29.99, Mortal Shell will give you a chance to explore a dark, shattered world where the remains of humanity wither and rot. Always outnumbered and seriously outgunned, the main protagonist will have to find a way to awaken the ghosts of fallen heroes and learn from their mistakes to survive against all odds.

According to the studio, the fast-approaching masocore game's unique combat system is "strategic and deliberate. You must commit your sword only when an opportunity opens. Calculate your parries to unleash devastating counterblows. Temporarily entomb your Mortal Shell in stone to block attacks, or play aggressive and use your stone-form to add brutal weight to your own sword swings."

Although Mortal Shell is being made by a 15-strong team — as a reminder, their game was first revealed in 2018 under the Dungeonhaven name — it definitely seems like a reasonable alternative to big-budget Souls-like games. Unfortunately for some PC players, the title won't arrive on Steam until after August 2021.

Take a closer look at the latest trailer for Cold Symmetry's answer to Dark Souls and NiOh down below:

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?

Mortal Shell is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via the EGS) on August 18; will arrive on Steam in 2021.