Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Revealed
Funcom and Bearded Ladies today announce a brand-new game called ‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’. Identified as a tactical adventure game, it combines the strategic, turn-based combat of ‘XCOM’ with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay, wrapping it all up in a deep storyline set on a post-human Earth. A new trailer was released with the announcement and let’s just say it looks spectacular:
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.
In the game 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 Earth’s abandoned cities and crumbling highways, with mutated monsters on every corner. The ultimate goal: save yourselves by finding the legendary Eden – a haven for weary wasteland folk.
“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 storylines that unfold 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’, visit the official website that launched today at www.mutantyearzero.com.
‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ is powered by the 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 (see earlier announcement).
Source: Press Release