Mortal Shell PressSource: Cold Symmetry

What you need to know

  • Mortal Shell is an upcoming Dark Souls-like game from Code Symmetry.
  • It's getting Xbox One X upgrades.
  • The game runs at 30 frames per second, but features a much higher resolution on Xbox One X.
  • The resolution appears to be around 1440p to 1800p at first glace.

Mortal Shell is an upcoming Dark Souls clone that's coming to Xbox One and PC soon. In Windows Central's preview, Jordan Palmer wrote, "Frankly, if you wanted a harder version of From Software's classic, Mortal Shell is for you. It captures what made Dark Souls' difficulty so endearing: once you overcome that obstacle that's had you stuck for a while, you get this intense feeling of euphoria and satisfaction. Mortal Shell did an excellent job at this in the bit I played, and I can't wait for the full release to really punish myself."

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Many Xbox One X owners have been wondering if the title features Xbox One X enhancements. The answer to that question is a resounding yes. A source familiar with the game set us images and videos featuring a high-resolution menu on Xbox One X and a game that runs at 30 frames per second. The resolution doesn't appear to be 4K, but it may be around 1440p or 1800p.

If you were worried about getting the game on Xbox One X and being disappointed with a lack of information on its Xbox One X enhancements, you don't have to worry about it anymore.

Obvious inspiration

Mortal Shell

A new Soulslike

Mortal Shell takes obvious design cues from Dark Souls, but the developer Cold Symmetry wants to bring Soulslike fans back to the basics: a game that's brutal, deliberate, and merciless. It certainly delivers on that front.

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