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Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle Coming August 18


The biggest update to the game so far, The Virtuous Cycle will make its way to Cold Symmetry and Playstack Games’ Mortal Shell on August 18, 2021.

This expansion brings with it pillars that bestow new talents for players to inherit. More than 100 new abilities can be discovered and combined together, ranging from exotic weapon enhancements to new combat maneuvers.

Also included is a fifth possessable shell, giving players command over Hadern. His unique skill tree features such talents as dagger mastery and the ability to absorb punishment. Players will also be able to wield Axatana, Fallgrim’s most venerable weapon.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle | Release Date Trailer | PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

According to Francesco Zacchini, Technical Designer at developer Cold Symmetry:

[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]”Designing and developing The Virtuous Cycle DLC has been a blast. We have crammed in over 100 new abilities alongside new lore, the transforming Axatana weapon, and Hadern as a playable shell. I can’t wait to see all the ways players are going to break the roguelike mode that we created. I think they’re going to have a lot of fun with that.”[/testimonials]

The update will be released simultaneously on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG.COM. You can read our review of the base game here.

Source: Press Release
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