The publisher behind the recently released Age of Conan game, Funcom, has announced their next project, a weird turn-based strategy game in the same vein as the X-Com titles Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.
While Funcom’s new game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, does share some similarities with the X-Com series of games when it comes to gameplay, it does veer off into weirdness territory, specifically when it comes to the game’s anthropomorphized soldiers. The game takes place in a world described by the publisher as a “post-human world” where humanoid creatures roam the lands. As seen in the trailer below, this weird apocalyptic world is inhabited by strange mutated creatures such as boar and duck-like (Is that Howard?) mutants as well as the more “traditional” human-like ones seen in the below trailer.
The game will include both turn-based tactical combat and a real-time stealth mechanic for sneaking up on those ugly pig mutants. Player’s will be able to upgrade their respective mutants with various abilities to aid them during combat. Of course, there will be loads of precious and deadly loot to collect with players being able to kit out their mutant soldiers with all kinds of shiny and deadly equipment.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is being developed by a small new indie studio, Bearded Ladies, which was formed by developers who worked on the Hitman and Payday games. No release date has been announced, although we do know that the game will be heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.