With Gamescom in full steam, we’re starting to see some of the first new games to be announced. One of which is THQ Nordic’s BioMutant, which has been described as an “open-world, post-apocalyptic kung fu fable.” The game is under development at Experiment 101, a studio founded by former Avalanche Studios creative director Stefan Ljungqvist.
To say that the game sounds ambitious is a bit of an understatement, as players will have the ability to “change their character’s abilities and appearance with powerful mutations, bionic prosthetics and weapons.” The game places you in control of a raccoon-like creature and allows you to genetically modify the character with claws, barbed tails, wings and even “psi-mutations” including elekinesis and levitation, as well as the ability to use robotic limbs.
Combat can be switched from melee weapons like swords to firearms, but according to the game’s website, it sounds like your knowledge of Wushu will be one of the more deadlier factors in combat. “The martial arts style combat system allows you maximum freedom of movement and agility while mixing shooting, melee and powers from your mutations,” the game’s website says. “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.”
Biomutant is currently looking at a 2018 release date. We’ll bring you more as details about the game comes to light.