Mortal Shell screenshot of Dark Souls like atmosphere

[Update #2]: Mortal Shell will be making its way to PC and consoles this August 18th.

[Update]: Mortal Shell has now opened up its free beta for everyone to enjoy.

If you're a fan of the Souls-like genre and you're looking for a new contender to sink your teeth into, you might want to keep an eye on the newly announced Mortal Shell. Much like Dark Souls from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, Mortal Shell is all about exploring a broken-down world in search of some sort of salvation, all the while facing down one challenging foe after another in highly precise duels.

As for the Mortal Shell name, it is quite literal in this case. According to the brief description, you'll be able to awaken the long-lost remains of legendary warriors, and through their skill further enhance your combat options. Whether these possessions will be permanent or something you change on a frequent basis, I'm afraid I have no answer to give you, but it's certainly an interesting concept to puzzle over!

You can get a bit of an idea of what this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what the atmosphere in Mortal Shell is all about, through the recently posted announcement trailer. Have a gander:

No release date has been given just yet, but what I can tell you is that Mortal Shell will be coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox. To learn more about it, as well as keep an eye on any future updates, you should head on over to the Mortal Shell website.

Mortal Shell screenshot of the combat from up close