Closed Beta Date Revealed During Showstopping Gameplay Demonstration at IGN Summer of Gaming

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Two months since its breathtaking debut trailer amassed two million views in a single day, the uncompromising action-RPG Mortal Shell returned to the world stage this week with its first ever gameplay demonstration, followed by a stunning new trailer that revealed the game’s widely anticipated Closed Beta will commence July 3.

The showcase aired during the IGN Summer of Gaming event on Wednesday, opening with never-before-seen gameplay footage of Harros, one of the game’s four playable Shells. The demonstration follows Harros as he descends into the Crypt of Martyrs, a long-forgotten shrine now frozen and guarded by desperate adversaries.

This was followed by a new trailer centered around Eredrim, another of the game’s four Shells, whose path is resisted by formidable and awe-inspiring foes. At the conclusion of the trailer, developer Cold Symmetry and publisher Playstack also revealed that the game’s highly-anticipated Closed Beta will span one week and commence Friday, July 3 (visit the Discord Server for details and to register).

There’s more to come. Mortal Shell is set to take center stage again this week, with another scintillating gameplay video and all-new trailer scheduled to take place during the PCGaming Show on Saturday.

"We're excited for you to begin your perilous journey through the melancholy world of Mortal Shell," said the founders of Cold Symmetry in a joint statement. "We made this game for you, those who enjoy persevering through lands of sorrow, discovering your own purpose."

Harvey Elliott, Chief Executive of Playstack said: “From the moment we first met Cold Symmetry we foresaw how Mortal Shell could achieve something quite extraordinary: capturing the hearts of one of the most impenetrable game audiences in the world. It’s common in publishing to claim that a game has exceeded expectations, but on every possible metric Mortal Shell has done this.”

Painstakingly designed by a prized coalition of veteran developers who are credited with working on some of the biggest AAA titles on the market, Mortal Shell is an uncompromising, authentic, and hauntingly beautiful action-RPG built upon the ruthless traditions of the soulslike genre.

Join the Mortal Shell Discord community here. Follow Mortal Shell on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Mortal Shell is scheduled for a Q3 release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, published by Playstack. Visit www.MortalShell.com for more details.

About Cold Symmetry Cold Symmetry, founded in 2017 by a core team of four, is best known for its debut title Mortal Shell. The studio is composed of AAA veterans with a strong passion for making games of their own. Their distributed development model allows them to work with the brightest and most talented people in the industry around the world. www.coldsymmetry.com/.

About Playstack Playstack was founded on the belief that even the greatest developers need support to be at their best. Its ethos is to discover and nurture the next generation of talent in the games industry. Playstack provides development partners the security and resources that allow them to play to their strengths as creative leaders, entrusting our experienced team to mastermind the marketing and publishing campaign. We support great ideas wherever they come from and we’re completely platform agnostic, from PC to console, mobile and more. www.Playstack.com.

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