Mortal Shell Looks Like A Cross Between Dark Souls And Warframe

The slow and deliberate action of a Souls-like with the body-swapping abilities of Warframe.

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From developers behind Metro: Exodus, Ghost of Tsushima, World of Warcraft, and more comes Mortal Shell--an action-RPG with Dark Souls influences, set for launch later this year on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

From developer Cold Symmetry, Mortal Shell includes the deliberate combat that has been popularized by From Software's Souls series, with role-playing elements that let you upgrades weapons and skills as you explore a non-linear open-world. The reveal trailer below sets its tone well, with a more horror-focused atmosphere than that of its influences.

One aspect of Mortal Shell that stands out is the shells themselves. You'll physically wear the empty bodies of fallen warriors, each of which will play with different fighting styles and abilities. You can get comfortable with a shell and upgrade it further, letting you choose your style of play and adapt accordingly with items and weapons on top of it.

Mortal Shell has been in development for over two years, with Cold Symmetry comprising of only 15 employees. It's three co-founders--Andrew McLennan-Murray, Anton Gonzalez, and Vitaly Bulgarov--are excited to finally show off the studio's work. "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," a press release from the studio reads.

Mortal Shell isn't too far away either, with a planned launch in Q3 2020. You can apply to play the beta on the game's official website, although details of the test are not yet known.

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Dang I’m really only excited about 3 video games in life right now but this might be the 4th please be single player or with souls style co op was

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I'm listening....

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Secksy!!!

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Not sure why you reffed warframe? The closest thing is operator mode, but yoy jump back into the SAME warframe. Not a different one.

Spoilers! 😂

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@brxricano: Sounds more like Code Vein style of switching which vestige you use.

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@maltnut: correct! I still added to wishlist lol

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Everything looks good except for the camera. WAY too close.

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Oooo

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looks sweet!

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If this turns out to be an april fools joke, I'm gonna be highly upset...

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@tocool340: That would be an awfully expensive and time consuming joke. That trailer wasn't just a bunch of scenes cut from other games.

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Uhhh, YES PLEASE!!

This trailer looks awesome! I hope the game is good!

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Looks really really good

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It looks Souls-y, but a lot of games that have looked like that often end up missing the mark. Still, the souls formula, when done even remotely competently, often results in ARPGs with tons of replay value, so it's on my radar.

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Wow!!! This looks AWESOME!!!

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Wow! This looks incredible!

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Damn bru this looked good. Wish Fromsoft use an engine that isn't old af.

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@hardwenzen: Might be for the best. Most companies obsess over visuals so much they end up releasing a polished turd.

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@Thuban_23: They're never polished. Just pretty.

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