Watch over 35 minutes of footage for Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Earlier this week, Funcom revealed the first footage for Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, and boy, does it look a lot like Firaxis' XCOM series - in a good way.

For those unaware, Mutant Year Zero is a post-apocalyptic tactical adventure game featuring anthropomorphic animals, robots, and mutated humans. Here's a quick rundown of the features via Funcom:

  • 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. 
  • EXPLORE A POST-HUMAN EARTH: Journey through a post-human world of abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and overgrown countryside. 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UNLOCK MUTATIONS: 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.
  • DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS: 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. 

As you can see from the combat footage along, a lot of it appears to feature short skirmishes, some exploration, and plenty of good old-fashioned character development. There's even some interaction back at the base for good measure.

Take a look at the first footage of the gameplay below:

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is set to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime later this year.