Hi everyone, I am super excited to tell you about Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition, coming to PlayStation 5 on March 4. Myself and the rest of the team have been blown away by the positive response to Mortal Shell. Our fans have asked us many times whether an upgraded version of Mortal Shell is coming to PS5, so I am delighted to finally have the chance to tell you everything that the Enhanced Edition will bring to the next generation.
Before I do, here is a brand new Enhanced Edition trailer for you showcasing what we’re bringing to next gen.
From the moment we got our hands on the PS5, we have been diving into its power and capabilities to find the best ways to bring Mortal Shell to a new generation. Whether you’re taking your first steps into Fallgrim, or returning to face its most vicious and grotesque adversaries, our goal is to turn up the immersion and make everything feel more brutal than ever. That means fluid 60fps gameplay (targeted), razor-sharp 4K visuals (upscaled, with 4K compatible display), enhanced textures and DualSense controller upgrades that give you more of a physical connection to the game.
As soon as we were able to get Mortal Shell running on PS5, we noticed immediately how the 60fps frame rate made a huge difference. Each perilous swing of your sword seems so much more fluid now. Even the Ballistazooka – the heavy shoulder-mounted ranged weapon that launches spears – is far more responsive as you aim your crosshairs onto your target.
It was incredibly important to us that Enhanced Edition made the most of PS5’s advanced hardware. Our aim was clear to us: provide players with a version of the game that really shows off the PS5’s power. With a 4K resolution running throughout and improved textures, we’re very happy with the difference, check out the video below to see for yourself.
Textures have been enhanced across every part of the game to make the game feel extra sharp. Water glistens, armor shimmers, and your tarnished seal glows in a sleek new 4K resolution.
Mastering the weight and feel of each weapon and piece of armour in Mortal Shell was vital when we were focusing on the development of the game, so when we heard about the capabilities of the DualSense controller we knew it would be a perfect fit for a next-gen version.
We can’t wait for you to experience the whispering sounds and heartbeat vibrations resonating from your controller as you approach a new shell, as well as the adaptive trigger feedback when your character takes that final blow and runs out of stamina. Fighting a Brigand ranger for the first time? Get the edge in combat as you feel the haptic feedback of projectiles shooting past – and the added impact if one of those projectiles hits you!
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition is available March 4 as a completely free next-gen upgrade for existing Mortal Shell players who have already bought the game on PS4. For new players, this upgraded next-generation version will keep to its last-gen launch price of $29.99 (29.99 / ￡24.99).