Cold Symmetry had a massive launch this year with their souls-borne inspired Mortal Shell. The game was a massive hit with its concept of swapping shells and small focused size. Since June 12th, the team has been teasing that Mortal Shell will be getting a new expansion titled “The Virtuous Cycle.”
After a week of teasing on the official Twitter account; the announcement was that the new expansion for Mortal Shell will launch on August 18th. You can watch the newest trailer alongside the announcement date down below:
Several key points about the expansion are quite exciting for “The Virtuous Cycle”:
- A rougelike expansion. The new DLC will add a new rougelike experience to the game. This give a unique and much different experience from the base series. With an ever changing experience upon death, this will push players to their limits and skill.
- A Brand new Shell Hadern. The tutorial boss of the main game, and protector of the weapons. He was a boss that players would fight to help increase their arsenal. He will now be the fith shell that will be playable within the game. And not only will he be available in the expansion he will also be available to be used in the campaign, after previously being unplayable. With a unique skills set consisting of dagger master and the ability to absorb punishment, he will be a powerful new character to use.
- A New Transforming Weapon: The Axatana. It is a heavy axe that can transform into dual bladed katanas… Like need a say more? It transforms into a GIANT katana axe, and double katana blades; THAT IS FREAKING AWESOME! Furthermore, the Axatana will provide two unique movesets for each stance that can be swapped upon at will.
For fans of this game, Cold Symmetry has truly been outdoing themselves, after already creating a free enhanced update for both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles earlier this year. It’s safe to say that Mortal Shell is going to be an amazing growing franchise for souls-borne fans.
Mortal Shell is available now on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Epic Game Store. It will launch on Steam and GOG on August 18th, alongside “The Virtuous Cycle” expansion.
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