With the small issue of its leak a few days ago, THQ Nordic has officially revealed a new open-world action RPG titled 'Biomutant'. More specifically, the game is described as an "open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action."
Biomutant is being developed by Experiment 101 - a Swedish independant studio established by ex-Avalanche Studios director Stefan Ljungqvist (Just Cause, Mad Max). The game is expected to release sometime in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Biomutant is currently playable at Gamescom, and will also be at THQ Nordic's booth at PAX West next month.
Set in an apocalyptic tribal world where a plague is killing the Tree of Life, Biomutant promises a high level of player freedom, both in how the character's abilities are set and in the progression of the story. Your character, a mutant, can be genetically recoded in a multitude of ways to enhance various abilities, including those of levitation and telekinesis. Melee weapons can be crafted from mixing and matching parts, various types of projectile weaponry range from rifles to revolvers. There are even equipment items such as chainsaws and jetpacks. A lot more information can be found on the official website.
We have the announcement trailer, press release details, and screenshots below. You can find the Steam store page here.
A NEW TAKE ON 3rd PERSON COMBAT
The martial arts style combat system allows you maximum freedom of movement and agility while mixing shooting, melee and powers from your mutations. Acquiring new Wushu combat styles through progression, and learning from masters you’ll meet, constantly adds to your choices and makes sure combat never gets old.
EVOLVE YOUR GAME-PLAY
You’ll be able to re-code your genetic structure to change the way you look and play. This will of course affect your attributes and in addition to this, exposure to bio-contamination in the world will lead to physical mutations such as mantis-claws and barbed tails, while exposure to radioactivity found in bunkers from the old world will affect your mind and unlock psi-mutations including telekinesis, levitation and more.
NEXT LEVEL OF CRAFTING
Unleash your creativity when crafting weapons. Mix and match parts to create your own unique single- or double-handed slash, crush and pierce melee weapons. Revolvers, rifles and shotguns and add modifications from cork-screws and battery-powered chainsaw modules to bio-contaminated sludge vials, that’ll give edge to your combat arsenal. There are even characters you’ll meet that’ll craft cool stuff for you, like bionic wings, a jump-pack and even let you modify your Automaton - the scrap-toy sidekick!
GEAR UP FOR ADVENTURE
You have full freedom when equipping your character. Not only when it comes to choosing weapons you created, but also what type of gear you wear. Equip a gas mask and an oxygen tank for exploring the Dead Zones, thermo-resistant clothes for venturing into cryonic areas or protective gear for taking on bio-contaminated creatures, the choice is up to you.
SURVIVE IN A VIBRANT OPEN WORLD
You’ll create your own adventure as you journey explore the open world and what lies beneath its surface, by foot, mech, jet-ski, air-balloon and more. Traverse the dying wildland, the tunnels and bunker networks of the underworld, and find your way up the mountains or out in the archipelago. There are lots of discoveries to be made, mysteries to unravel, creatures to confront and weird characters to meet in this vibrant and colorful world.
AN UNUSUAL STORY WITH AN UNUSUAL END
Your actions play a major part in the unfolding of a story where End is coming to the New World. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided, in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down...
Although you are guided through the world by a Storyteller that narrates every step of your journey, it’s your actions and choices that’ll decide how your story of survival ends.