Developer Coly Symmetry’s challenging action-RPG Mortal Shell was a surprise hit when it launched last year, earning praise from fans of Souls-like experiences and growing to become one of the genre’s most talked about games. With such great success, post-launch content was almost a guarantee, and the team has been teasing their upcoming DLC The Virtuous Cycle for nearly two months. But they’ve recent cemented an unexpected fact that most people probably wouldn’t expect.
The Virtuous Cycle will add a brand new roguelike mode to Mortal Shell. In this separate mode, players will be tasked with moving through the game’s dreary locations while fending off a shuffled collection of enemies, ensuring each run is notably unique in its obstacles. With over 100 new abilities and a brand new Shell to try out, this fresh take on the adventure is sure to be a worthy one for fans looking to extend their playtime with Mortal Shell.
For those unaware, Mortal Shell has recently expanded beyond its initial launch platforms of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition launched back in March, bringing with it a bevy of meaningful updates. Improved textures, 4K resolution, and fluid 60fps gameplay was added to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, with the former also receiving some nifty DualSense support to further immerse players in the game’s oppressive land of Fallgrim.
You’re probably curious about when you can finally get your hands on Mortal Shell’s The Virtuous Cycle DLC, though, and you won’t have to wait long. The roguelike mode is launching on August 18 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, and PC. The good news doesn’t stop there, either, as picking this one up will only set you back a reasonable $7.99.