Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, is a brand new title from independent game developers Funcom and publishers, Bearded Ladies, a trailer for the game can be viewed below.
The trailer takes place in a post-apocalyptic urban environment. Humans have been mutated into strange, chimaera-like hybrids. The aesthetics of the trailer seem to portray the game as an interesting blend of titles such as Beyond Good and Evil and even The Last of Us, with an emphasis more on the former.
Funcom is an indie games developer and publisher, and Bearded Ladies, a Sweden-based game development studio, which includes the likes of former Hitman designers and Ulf Andersson, the designer of Payday.
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.”
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is set to come out sometime later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.