Cold Symmetry has announced that the Open Beta build for its Dark Souls-inspired action RPG, Mortal Shell, is now available on Epic Games Store. PC gamers can go ahead and download this open beta right now.
This Beta build allows you to possess two Mortal Shells, Harros and Tiel, to better understand their subtleties in combat. This Beta does not include spoilers so everyone can play it. Moreover, the team has deliberately cordoned-off much of the open sprawling marshland of Fallgrim to keep players focused.
As its description reads, Mortal Shell was made for battle-hardened soulslike fans.
“It is vindictive design, assembled with spite. It will take the best among you around an hour to complete it. For everyone else, expect your progress to be much slower.”
According to the developers, the combat in Mortal Shell promises to be strategic and deliberate. Players must commit their sword only when an opportunity opens. Players will also have to calculate their parries to unleash devastating counterblows. Furthermore, they will be able to temporarily entomb their Mortal Shell in stone to block attacks, or play aggressive and use their stone-form to add brutal weight to their own sword swings.
Mortal Shell’s Open Beta is 6GB in size and you can download it from here. In case you are not interested in downloading the beta, you can find a 40-minute gameplay video here. Make also sure to check out the game’s official PC system requirements.