Playstack and developer Cold Symmetry announced today that The Virtuous Cycle DLC for Mortal Shell launch for all platforms on August 18.
“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 Virtuous Cycle DLC for Mortal Shell will feature a new roguelike mode, a new playable shell, and a new transforming weapon. The DLC will be available for $7.99 and will be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Here’s an overview of The Virtuous Cycle DLC, via its publisher:
The Virtuous Cycle reinvents your journey through Fallgrim and beyond as adversaries cycle and shuffle upon each death. Demanding and brutal as ever, now you can never be sure what lies ahead.
Scattered across the land are pillars that will bestow new talents for you to inherit. With more than 100 new abilities to discover and combine together – from exotic weapon enhancements to entirely new combat maneuvers – players are free to create and develop their very own combat style.
The Virtuous Cycle also grants players command over Hadern, once your elusive teacher, now yours to master as Mortal Shell’s fifth possessable Shell. Playable within both Mortal Shell’s main campaign and The Virtuous Cycle, Hadern’s unique skill tree unlocks a new domain of innate talents, from dagger mastery to an intimidating ability to absorb punishment.
Also unearthed in the expansion is the Axatana, Fallgrim’s most venerable weapon. 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.
Check out the release date trailer below for the DLC:
Mortal Shell is available now.