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Ex-Hitman and Payday Devs Team Up to Create XCOM-Style Tactics Title with Anthropomorphic Animal Characters

Jack Gardner



Ever wanted to jump into a post-apocalyptic adventure that stars mutated humans that have taken on the characteristics of animals? Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden seems like the kind of fever dream that's too creative for its own good, but Funcom and The Bearded Ladies are gearing up to make it a reality. 


Mutant Year Zero tells the story of a group of mutants trying to eek out a living after the fall of humanity. The motley crew of misfits must find Eden, a legendary paradise hidden among the ruins left by the human race. To do this, players will have to explore a rich and dangerous world filled with killer robots and rival mutant gangs. This can be done by using the real-time stealth systems to bypass potentially deadly encounters or by going in guns blazing with the hope that your team has enough firepower and tactical tricks to get the job done. 


Between missions, players will be able to upgrade their team, expand their forces with new recruits, and obtain new weapons. All of these downtime activities will take place in a refuge called Ark. 



What do you think of this? The stealthy option definitely feels like something the developers of Hitman would include in a game and the anthropomorphic animals kinda strike me as taking inspiration from Beyond Good and Evil. I'm really excited to see how all of these different ideas come together in a tangible package. 


There's no solid release date yet, but Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is slated for release later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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