Funcom, the independent games developer and publisher, and Bearded Ladies, a Sweden-based game development studio that includes former Hitman designers and Ulf Andersson the designer of PAYDAY, today announced a brand-new game called Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. The game is being described as a tactical adventure that will feature turn-based combat, but will also allow for real-time exploration and stealth gameplay. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth where humans have been replaced by mutants due to a nuclear war. Players will control a team of four misfits as they make their way across the blown out landscape of the Earth as they track down a Legendary Eden.
You can check out a cinematic trailer for the game above. There are in-game screenshots to look over below. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is set to release in 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
About Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
The game, which is being developed by Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom, is set to release in 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Players must take control of a team of unlikely heroes, such as Dux (a crossbow-wielding, walking, talking duck) and Bormin (a boar with serious anger issues), and help them navigate a post-human Earth with its abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and mutated monsters on every corner. The ultimate goal: save yourselves by finding the legendary Eden.
“It’s an unusual label for a game, but tactical adventure really fits the bill, no duck pun intended,” says Executive Producer Ulf Andersson at Bearded Ladies. Andersson is also known for being the designer of the 2011 megahit ‘PAYDAY’. “Our goal is to blend the deep and tactical combat of ‘XCOM’ with a branching storyline that unfolds as you explore overgrown forests and abandoned cities with your team of Mutants. Mixing that with real-time stealth gameplay gives you a unique way to approach or avoid combat situations you encounter while exploring.”
For more video material, screenshots, and more information about ‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’, please visit the official website that launched today on www.mutantyearzero.com.
‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ is powered by Unreal Engine and will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in 2018. The game is based on the classic ‘Mutant’ IP that has spawned several popular pen and paper role-playing games since the 1980s, including the current ‘Mutant: Year Zero’ from Free League and Modiphius Entertainment. The IP is owned by the Cabinet Group and the interactive rights are controlled by Heroic Signatures, a company owned by both Cabinet Group and Funcom.
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