Developer Cold Symmetry and publisher Playstack have listened to the community and will be releasing a physical version of their Souls-like game Mortal Shell.

While the game is set to release digitally on August 18th for PC (via the Epic Games Store as a timed exclusive), PS4, and Xbox One, fans of physical copies will be able to pick it up at retail on October 2nd. Unfortunately, the PC version will include a code to be redeemed on Epic Games Store; the Steam version is set to release sometime in 2021.

The physical edition will feature an exclusive fold-out poster and softback artbook, featuring never-before-seen concept images and character art. Priced at $29.99 (€34.99 / £29.99), it will be available at major participating retailers.

Harvey Elliott, CEO of the game’s publisher Playstack, said:

The response to Mortal Shell has been energizing and unrelenting, […] Ever since we revealed the project, fans have been continually telling us across Discord, email, and social media that they desperately want a physical edition. We are delighted to be answering the community’s call, and we are working on some exclusive extras that will make the boxed version even more special. […] As manufacturing and distributing a physical edition adds to the production schedule, the physical version will release on Friday, October 2 across Europe and North America, which is nearly two months after the digital release. We are confident the wait for this collector’s item will be worth it.