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The wild success of the Souls series has seen many games attempt to mimic them, and of course, almost all fall far short. One of the best attempts is Mortal Shell last year, which Rick Lane gave a respectable 80%, saying he "understands the appeal of souls in a way that many imitators don't." while making enough changes to the formula to give it a bit of a personality of its own. "
Developer Cold Symmetry has announced that it will launch an expansion called The Virtuous Cycle this summer, on both Steam and the Epic Games Store (the game is not yet on Steam, but is scheduled for the summer of 2021).
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The trailer is a bit inaccurate (and with an annoying-looking relationship), but shows a new "shell" (the bodies that can inhabit your avatar) and easily the most indicative point is the character's weapon: katanas twins that can be joined halberd.
Mortal Shell is obviously similar to Souls, but this idea is direct from Bloodborne. In this game, the combat system is based on "trick" weapons, weapons with two forms that can be changed during combat. It’s one of the things that really separates Bloodborne from the feel of Souls games, and heck, I guess Cold Symmetry just thought I’d throw it there.
Beyond that, the trailer gives no further indication of what to expect and the official site either, beyond killing a lot of things and this suggestion, you will be “wrapped up” in this cycle. Cycles! Where does this study come from?