Indie studio Cold Symmetry has announced its debut title alongside publishing partner Playstack — Mortal Shell — a dark action-RPG inspired by the soulslike genre. The game will arrive in 2020 between mid-summer and early fall. Watch the announcement trailer below.
Founded in 2017, Cold Symmetry is a small new indie studio that created their debut title Mortal Shell with a core team of just 15 individuals.
“For a small team like ours, developing this title in many ways felt like crossing an ocean on a paddle board,” the studio’s three co-founders — Andrew McLennan-Murray, Anton Gonzalez, and Vitaly Bulgarov — said in a joint statement. “To finally announce Mortal Shell is one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences we’ve had in our lifetimes. 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.”
Here’s what Cold Symmetry tells perspective players to expect from Mortal Shell:
Awakening as an empty vessel, you will enter into a shattered and twisted world where the remains of humanity wither and rot. Implored to do the bidding of the mysterious “Dark Father”, you must traverse this tattered landscape and track down hidden sanctums of devout followers. There, in Mortal Shell’s most hallowed grounds, you must overcome formidable foes and harvest the sacred glands. You won’t be truly alone when the dead litter your path: Scattered across this land are the remnant anima of lost warriors who can be inhabited to gain their unique abilities and knowledge of weapons. The Dark Father is desperate for you to complete your task — but to what end?
Mortal Shell will be released in Q3 2020 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A limited beta is available on Mortal Shell’s website for fans who would like to experience the game early.
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