About a month ago we saw a cinematic trailer for Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a post-apocalyptic tactical adventure game developed by The Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom. In the game you play as three characters: an angry boar named Bormin, a duck named Dux, and a girl whose skin can turn to stone named Selma.
Now we’re getting our first good look at the game in action. A video sharing 30 minutes of gameplay footage was released recently, which looks at things like the world and ways you can strategically approach combat situations.
Continue below for more info and to watch the gameplay video.
A tactical adventure game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy. Take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.
TURN-BASED TACTICAL COMBAT
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is the ultimate fix for your tactical strategy addiction. Dive into a deep, turn-based, tactical combat system inspired by the XCOM games.
MASTER THE STEALTHY APPROACH
Sneak through shadows to avoid conflict or to catch enemies unaware. Real-time stealth allows you full control of approach: sneak into an enemy camp, position the team of Mutants to your advantage, and gain the element of surprise.
VENTURE INTO THE ZONE
Journey through a post-human world of abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and overgrown countryside. Nature has invaded ruined cities. Wind sweeps through empty streets, turned into graveyards.
EXPLORE THE ARK
Check back at the Ark, a neon-bathed oasis of ill repute and questionable characters, to restock your supplies and plan out your next adventure. From makeshift slingshots to high-powered rifles and top hats to police vests, make sure you equip your Mutants for the dangers ahead.
CONTROL A TEAM OF MUTANTS
A duck with an attitude problem and a boar with anger issues; these aren’t your typical heroes. Get to know Dux, Bormin, Selma, and many other characters each with their own unique personality and deranged perspective on the world and their situation.
Unlock new mutations and abilities for your Mutants, such as Selma’s Stoneskin, Bormin’s Charge, and Dux”˜ uncanny ability to sneak into a camp full of enemies unnoticed, despite being a 4-foot tall walking, talking duck with a crossbow.
Use the environment to your advantage. Stay out of floodlights, hide from line of sight, or just blast down fully destructible walls and buildings and wreak utter havoc.
LOOT, LOOT EVERYWHERE
From makeshift slingshots to high-powered rifles and top hats to police vests, make sure you equip your Mutants for the dangers ahead. Nothing says post-human quite like a mutated boar in spiked metal armor charging at you with a blunderbuss in his hands.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is based on the Mutant franchise, which has included multiple pen-and-paper role-playing games since the ’80s including Mutant: Year Zero.
The game is planned for a 2018 release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.