Following multiple leaks, today, Austrian publisher THQ Nordic and newly formed developer Experiment 101 — a team comprised of ex Just Cause and Mad Max developers — officially announced BioMutant, a post-apocalyptic kung-fu action RPG starring an anthropomorphic raccoon (or fox?), that is poised to ship sometime next year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
In addition to officially confirming the game’s existence, the above-mentioned pair also revealed the game’s first variant purchase option: a Collector’s Edition. This special edition will be available for $119.99 USD and include a copy of the game, a figurine, A1 artwork on fabric, the official soundtrack, and of course a premium box to pack it all up in.
The following description remains the only source of details so far divulged about BioMutant
BIOMUTANT is a post-apocalyptic open-world ARPG that delivers real-time melee, shooter and mutant ability action. Replayability by varied and deep character progression, exploration of three systematically generated worlds, an underworld and a small solar system, by foot, mech, air-balloon, jetski and UFO. Biomutant also features a fully customizable (MMO style) character and mutation system, bionics and creative item crafting, plus an interactive narrative featuring a contextual storyteller where the players creates their own story of survival in a vibrant colorful world.
- Real-Time combat: Mix, Melee, guns and Abilites
- Hugely Customizeable Character: Bionics offer powerful prosthetics, while Mutations offer physical changes as well as powers
- Automation sidekick: customizable living robotic toys
- Pilotable Vehicles: Customizable Mech, Jetski & UFO
- Creative crafting system: open creation of weapons & Gear
BioMutant will be at THQ Nordic’s booth during Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany this week. It will also be at PAX West in Seattle next month. How much of the game you will be able to check out, and in what manner, isn’t currently clear.
Below, you can check out the game’s announcement CGI trailer which accompanied the reveal (courtesy of IGN):