Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle Adds Roguelike Mode in August

Missed Mortal Shell when it came out last year? Don’t worry, the game is getting a second launch of sorts when it hits Steam on August 18th, accompanied by The Virtuous Cycle DLC, which adds a roguelike mode that reinvents the base game’s hack and slash action with new abilities and ever changing enemies.

The Virtuous Cycle will hit PC (Steam, EGS and GOG) and consoles (PlayStation and Xbox) on August 18th, and it will cost US$7.99 or your regional equivalent.

The Virtuous Cycle is a game-altering roguelike expansion for the award winning Mortal Shell.

Prove your resolve once more, foundling. A blackened sky will be your only certainty as you descend once again through an ever-shifting and never forgiving landscape. Adapt, salvage, invest, and enhance to escape this unending abyss.

“Beware, upon death, a new cycle will begin…”

NEW ROGUELIKE MODE

Carve your own path to deliverance in this self-altering world where no two runs are ever the same. Create your own combat discipline from upgrade pillars that are scattered across Fallgrim and beyond. More than 100 upgrades are yours to inherit, from exotic weapon enhancements to entirely new maneuvers.

NEW PLAYABLE SHELL: HADERN

Once your elusive teacher, now yours to master. Hadern becomes Mortal Shell’s fifth possessable Shell, playable within both Mortal Shell’s main campaign and The Virtuous Cycle. His unique skill tree unlocks a new domain of innate talents, from dagger mastery to a fearsome ability to absorb punishment.

NEW TRANSFORMING WEAPON: THE AXATANA

Fallgrim’s most venerable weapon has been unearthed. In your hands the Axatana bends to your will, assembling itself into a supreme heavy axe when the moment calls, and detaching into lightning-fast dual katanas when you desire. Unique movesets for both stances are yours to unlock.

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