If you’re looking for a game to scratch the itchiness of the Dark Souls, Mortal Shell is the place for you. The Beta for the Dark Souls clone is now freely available after a short break as an invitation-only event that started on July 3rd.
The craving for a piece of Mortal Shell’s Dark Souls cattery reached such a level that developer Cold Symmetry opened its closed beta test for everyone to try.
According to a tweet written Cold Symmetry expected some demand for the game over the weekend, but things quickly got out of hand. Cold Symmetry was flooded with requests for beta invitations. Driven by the altruistic desire not to let anyone stand in the cold, they have realigned the beta so that all PC players can now step in.
We have some amazing news.
👉The Mortal Shell PC Beta is NOW OPEN FOR EVERYONE!
We expected demand, but nothing of the sort. We really didn’t want so many people to feel excluded. We are happy to open the beta for everyone on the PC from now on.
Link: https://t.co/ezgVcwYGoF pic.twitter.com/hC9g5Ef5eV
– Mortal Shell (@MortalShellGame) July 4, 2020
Cold Symmetry couldn’t have been much better at tempting soul-like purists. Just read the description for the beta:
“You are invited to be among the first to play the Mortal Shell Beta. This is a passion project of a small indie team united by a vision: to return people to the familiar, satisfying pain of a traditional soul-like person – on purpose, measured and merciless.
Mortal Shell was developed for battle-tested soul-like fans. It is vengeful design, defiantly put together. It will take about an hour for the best of you to finish. For everyone else, expect your progress to be much slower. “
Delicious stuff for those who are patiently waiting for the probably late and increasingly elusive next project from From Software, Elden Ring. Mortal Shell is the best void there is, and one that seems to channel the relentless challenge of its inspiration.
In keeping with the name, Mortal Shell lets players occupy the bodies of fallen warriors and borrow their fighting styles to explore hidden sanctuaries and try to find the best opponents. All of this is underpinned by a dark tale of fanatical cults and grotesque otherworldly creatures.
To maintain the mystique of the full version, Cold Symmetry limits access in beta to avoid spoilers. It contains no story elements and much of the game world is closed.
With this beta build, you can own two mortal shells – Harros and Tiel – to better understand their subtleties in battle. This beta does not include spoilers (we decided to keep the story secret just a little longer), and we’ve deliberately blocked off much of Fallgrim’s vast open marshland to keep you focused. “
If you still have to convince, check out this great gameplay trailer for Mortal Shell. It’s downright impressive for the debut title of a small 15-man indie team made up of AAA veterans.
You can jump into beta by visiting the Mortal Shell list in the Epic Games Store. Mortal Shell will be timed exclusively for EGS when it gets serious on the market later this year. A steam launch is expected sometime in 2021.
Mortal Combat will be released later this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.