The new mode is a part of the game’s fifth expansion, “The Virtuous Cycle,” which also includes a new level cap.
Roguelike games are a genre of video games that are characterized by procedurally generated levels, turn-based gameplay, and permanent death. The roguelike definition is confirmed as the new mode of Fortnite Battle Royale.
Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle, which was hinted at E3 2021, has officially been confirmed as a new roguelike mode coming to Mortal Shell next month. Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 18, 2021. The Virtuous Cycle, which will offer a game-altering roguelike experience, will be the largest update for the game. You’ll have to pay $7.99 for the expansion.
Despite earlier expectations of just a PC release, developer Cold Symmetry has revealed that the expansion would be released concurrently on all platforms. Mortal Shell will be released on Steam on the same day as its first expansion, allowing users to buy both the game and the expansion on the same day. Mortal Shell’s Steam version now has over 300,000 wishlists. Also available is a new Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle release date video. Take a look at the following:
The Virtuous Cycle will provide you with an entirely new Mortal Shell experience, taking you through Falgrim and beyond. The opponents will cycle and shuffle every time you die throughout the game. However, the game will remain as hard and severe as before, so there will be no change in that regard. With The Virtuous Cycle, you’ll never know what’s in store for you next, since each task will be unique.
As you go through Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle, you will encounter new pillars, each of which bestows new abilities for you to inherit. Over 100 new abilities will be added to the Virtuous Cycle for you to explore and mix, ranging from unique weapon upgrades to whole new fighting techniques. In the game, you will be able to design and develop your own fighting style.
Mortal Shell: The Virtuous Cycle also gives you control over Hadern, your enigmatic instructor, by granting you access to his Shell, the game’s sixth possessable Shell. Hadern’s unique skill tree opens a new realm of natural abilities, ranging from blade mastery to a terrifying capacity to endure punishment. It may be utilized in both The Virtuous Cycle and the main campaign of Mortal Shell.
You also receive a new weapon called Axatana, which is the game’s most venerable weapon, for murdering your opponents. On command, you may flip between a super heavy axe and lightning-fast twin katanas. Both versions of the weapon have their own set of moves, and you may choose which one you want. Cold Symmetry’s Technical Designer, Francesco Zacchini, said:
It’s been a lot of fun designing and creating The Virtuous Cycle DLC. Over 100 new skills, as well as additional backstory, the morphing Axatana weapon, and Hadern as a playable shell, have been packed into the game. I’m looking forward to seeing how gamers will breach the roguelike mode we developed. I believe they will have a lot of fun with it.
If you want to learn more about Mortal Shell, see our comparison review of the PS5 version of Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition and our original full review of the PS4 version of Mortal Shell.
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