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Mortal Shell is a new Souls-like action RPG, first screenshots and details

Playstack has announced an uncompromising, authentic, and hauntingly beautiful Souls-like action-RPG, Mortal Shell. Previously known as Dungeonhaven in its earliest days of development, Mortal Shell has been painstakingly designed by a prized coalition of veteran developers who are credited with working on some of the biggest AAA titles on the market.

Produced by a core team of just 15 people, Mortal Shell was only made possible due to the team’s pedigree and burning desire to honor the painful majesty of the genre.

Andrew McLennan-Murray, Anton Gonzalez, and Vitaly Bulgarov said in a joint statement:

“For a small team like ours, developing this title in many ways felt like crossing an ocean on a paddle board. To finally announce Mortal Shell is one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences we’ve had in our lifetimes. The last two years have been a time of non-stop growth, full of shocking revelations of sheer complexity that goes into creating a video game that you, yourself, would really enjoy playing.”

In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has released the game’s first screenshots and trailer. The trailer features a sample of its world, fearsome combat, and menacing foes.

Playstack aims to release Mortal Shell in Q3 2020 on PC.

Below you can also find the game’s key features.

Mortal Shell Key Features
  • Discover “Shells” to Suit Your Playstyle – The lost remains of defeated warriors are yours to unearth. Awaken these Mortal Shells, occupy their bodies and significantly widen your understanding of different forms of combat. Inhabit a Shell that best fits your style and utilizes their own unique mastery of skills and weapon upgrades.
  • Iron Sharpens Iron – Combat is strategic and deliberate. Survival demands superior awareness, precision and instincts. You must commit your sword only when an opportunity opens. Calculate your parries to unleash devastating counterblows.
  • Non-linear Campaign – Draw your own path across marsh-infested lowlands, through a gargantuan cathedral of obsidian rock, and into an ancient crypt frozen into the crest of a mountain.
  • Deep Upgrade Paths – The stronger your connection to each Mortal Shell grows, the better you can harness their innate talents. Craft unique upgrades, sharpen your blade with acid, and study dark arcane abilities that imbue your attacks with supernatural devastation.
  • Face Haunting Foes – Behold creatures both pitiable and grotesque, but do not let fear halt your journey. Muster your courage and face them down.

Here are also the game’s PC system requirements.

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 (AMD FX 8350) or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 (AMD Radeon R9 290)
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Mortal Shell - Announcement Trailer

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