Roguelike Mode Expansion ‘Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle’ Gets August Release Date

Playstack revealed that the Cold Symmetry-developed Souls-like action game Mortal Shell will launch its new The Virtuous Cycle DLC on August 18, 2021.

Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle adds a new roguelike mode to the game and reinvents how players navigate through Fallgrim. The game is just as difficult and demanding as before, but there are ways to prepare your character for what lies ahead. Throughout the land are pillows that bestow new talents, offering more than 100 new abilities to discover and combine. Further, new weapon enhancements are available to improve combat maneuvers.

Players play as Hadern, who is the fifth Shell within the game. The character is playable in the main campaign and expansion and has a unique skill tree. Players will also find the Axatana, Fallgrim’s most venerable weapon. This heavy ace can detach itself into fast dual katanas.

“Designing and developing The Virtuous Cycle DLC has been a blast,” said Francesco Zacchini, Technical Designer at developer Cold Symmetry. “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.”

The DLC will cost $7.99 at launch and will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on August 18.

In case you missed it, check out our review.

You can watch the new trailer for Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle below:

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