The Dark Souls-like Mortal Shell developer opened the PC beta to everyone.
The game is available for download from the Epic Games Store, where it was closed in beta this week.
“We expected a question, but nothing like that,” said developer Cold Symmetry in a tweet.
“We didn’t really want so many people to feel left out. We are happy to open the beta for everyone on PC, starting now.”
Cold Symmetry describes Mortal Shell as “an uncompromising soulless experience through a compact single player game.” Expect a first playthrough that lasts between 15 and 20 hours.
The beta allows you to own two Mortal Shells: Harros and Tiel. It doesn’t include spoilers (“we’ve decided to keep the story secret for just a little longer”), and to this end the developers have deliberately isolated much of Fallgrim’s open swamps “to keep you focused.”
And a word of warning from the developers: “Mortal Shell was created for fans animated by battle-hardened souls. It’s a vindictive design, assembled with spite. It will take the best of you in an hour to complete it. For everyone others, expect your progress to be much slower. ” The video below flows through the beta.
Mortal Shell will launch on the Epic Games Store later this year as a PC exclusive for £ 24.99, along with simultaneous versions of the console on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during the third quarter of 2020 (July to September). The game was launched on Steam a year later, during the third quarter of 2021.