Possess powerful enemies in the new soulslike RPG Mortal Shell

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Apr 4, 2020 2:00 PM
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I think we can all agree now that Soulslike RPG’s will not be going away any time soon. The incredible Dark Souls series that started it all (yes I know of Demons Souls, but Dark Souls refined the genre and brought it into the mainstream) has inspired many iterations of different styles. From a technopocalypse like The Surge, to the gun-toting Remnant: From the Ashes, now we have a new one to add to the list: Mortal Shell.

Mortal Shell is a ruthless and deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. As the remains of humanity wither and rot, zealous foes fester in the ruins. They spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision and instincts. Track down hidden sanctums of devout followers and discover your true purpose.

There is an interesting mechanic that seems to set this one apart though: you may possess the bodies of dead enemies, uncovering new abilities, weapons and tactics. Who knows if this is your way of respawning, or much customization there is, but we’ll hopefully get some more info on that soon. But it looks like the way you improve your skills and stats is by leveling up each ‘shell’ that you inhabit.

There’s also the typical soulslike combat, attack, block and parry. Enemies are ruthless are you must take advantage of any openings you can find. Players will encounter harsh enemies and fierce boss battles in their journey. There’s also the standard non-linear campaign style where players can forge their own path through the story, exploring various areas at any time they choose. 

Mortal Shell is being developed by Cold Symmetry and published by Playstack, it will be released sometime in Q3 of 2020 for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

What do you think of Mortal Shell? Does it look interesting? Does it sound unique from other soulslike games? Let us know your thoughts!

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12:41 Apr-06-2020

This looks so sick, I'm amped.

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08:24 Apr-05-2020

This **** is going on my wishlist. Hope my graphics card doesn't screw me out of playing it.

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02:28 Apr-05-2020

a Souls-like vibe with a gameplay of For Honor
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05:03 Apr-05-2020

how the hell did you connect this with for honor?
what part of the gameplay does they share as combat is not for sure?

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13:13 Apr-05-2020

no idea either but somehow I just got that vibe

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19:27 Apr-05-2020

medieval setting perhaps?

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01:10 Apr-06-2020

probably that, and it's just that the character movements and the speed combines which pretty much reminds me of for honor

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19:40 Apr-04-2020

looks really nice might give it a go

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19:09 Apr-04-2020

Looks sick, I wanted Dark Souls 4, but this looks absolutely amazing. I like The Surge, but the medieval kinda era with swords, magic, demons and giant beasts will always be my favorite in these types of games.

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17:09 Apr-04-2020

Animations looks nice, as well as atmosphere. would definitely give it a shot.

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15:57 Apr-04-2020

I feel like souls games are going through the same phase as the power fantasy/action games were going through. There are so many of them these days that the concept itself is being worn out. Its like the two just switch with eachother and soon power fantasy will be the next big thing.

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16:18 Apr-04-2020

i am not so good with thos, what is supposed to be power fantasy, can you give me some examples

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15:48 Apr-04-2020

Love the horror vibe.

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