Mortal Shell release date revealed with a sweet new trailer

Prepare to let die

Publisher Playstack has unveiled the release date for Mortal Shell. The dark and brooding Souls-like is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 18th. Check out the new release date trailer below!

A little less than two weeks until yet another promising action-RPG that takes inspiration by the Souls franchise is launching. Developer Cold Symmetry has done quite a lot that ought to differentiate Mortal Shell quite drastically compared to other Souls-likes however.

Unlike the games by FromSoftware or many other titles that follow the formula, Mortal Shell gives the player an entirely new layer of strategy by allowing them to possess and play as beaten foes. This adds even more depth since your playstyle will drastically change according to the downed enemy you possess.

Possess Lost Warriors
The anima of defeated warriors are yours to discover.
Inhabit these Mortal Shells and open your understanding
to their unique masteries of combat

Deep Upgrade Paths
The stronger your connection to each Mortal Shell grows,
the better you can harness their innate talents.
Recover venerable weapons, sharpen your iron with acid,
and study devastating arcane powers

Face Formidable Foes
Your path is guarded by desperate adversaries,
devoted to inscrutable gods. Behold creatures
both pitiable and grotesque, but do not let
fear halt your journey

Today’s new trailer also shows for the first time a long-ranged Ballistazooka. Yes, that’s the name of it and it’s exactly what it sounds like. A heavy-hitting handheld ballista.

Mortal Shell launches this month, August 18th, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Later version is exclusively available via the Epic Games Store.