A New Tactical Game Powered by Unreal Engine 4
The video game industry seldom delivers an AAA tactical RPG, so this latest news provides something of a gem. After the cinematic reveal, Funcom has finally brought their first gameplay for Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a strategy game in the vein of Xcom. Take turns controlling your anthropomorphic duck and boar in a post-apocalyptic world.
With Mutant Year Zero, players will take control of a small and motley band of heroes in their journey across a monster-filled wasteland. Turn the tables by ordering the boar and the duck to fry humans and other creatures for once. The inclusion of Selma completes the trio, each member available with their own batch of specialties in combat. Though the sci-fi top-down gameplay is very reminiscent of Xcom, players of Divinity: Original Sin may also note some parallels thanks to the exploration aspect.
In the following thirty minutes of gameplay, you’ll get a feel for the game’s progression, loot system, combat and more. The IP relies on transitions from free-roam to turn-based mechanics. Everything is powered by Unreal Engine 4.
“I would just like to apologize for all the duck puns in this press release”, says Lawrence Poe, Chief Product Officer at Funcom. “Our PR people are nothing but a bunch of quacks.”
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 team behind the game includes former ‘HITMAN’ leads as well as Ulf Andersson, the designer of ‘PAYDAY’.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later in 2018. Keep it lock for updates as time goes by.
SOURCE: Press Release