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How Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition Differs From The Original

Mortal Shell was one of 2020's hidden gaming gems, and it's already back for more with a new and improved edition for the Xbox Series X|S and Playstation 5. 

The original version of Mortal Shell was released on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and on the Epic Games Store in August 2020, a few months before the next generation consoles were released. Considering the PS5 and the Xbox Series X came with some major, Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition is looking to deliver an experience to match. The best part? Players who own the game on PS4 and Xbox One will receive Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition for free, an exciting perk for dedicated fans.


Most of the updates to the game were laid out in the reveal trailer for Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition. Read on to find out the biggest differences between the original release and the new version of Mortal Shell.

Mortal Shell and Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition - What's New

The most noticeable visual updates will be the 4k resolution and enhanced textures. The trailer showed these advancements off with stunning side-by-side comparisons of scenes from the game. The official Mortal Shell website also has an image slider to illustrate how big of an impact the upgraded graphics will make. There will be quicker load times too, courtesy of the hardware updates of the next-generation consoles. PS5 players will also be happy to know that the Enhanced Edition supports the haptic feedback made possible with the console's DualSense controller.


Additionally, PS5 and Xbox Series X players will get to experience the game at 60 FPS. There's another side-by-side clip in the trailer that shows just how much smoother 60 frames will make the game. Meanwhile, the Series S version will run at 4K, 30FPS.  According to the game's developers, the hardware differences between the Xbox Series S and Series X are to blame for the difference, as the team "wanted to squeeze every last drop of performance" out of the Series S. 

Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition will be released March 4, 2021.