New Tactical Adventure Game by Payday and Hitman Designers

Ulf Andersson, designer on Payday, and several designers from Hitman have announced a new tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. Developed by indie house Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom, the game is scheduled to release sometime in 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Proudly standing out as a tactical adventure game, it combines the tactical turn-based combat of ‘XCOM’ with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay, wrapping it all up in a deep storyline set on a post-human Earth.

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 a post-human Earth with its abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and mutated monsters on every corner. The ultimate goal: save yourselves by finding the legendary Eden.

Funcom will be showing off the first ever live gameplay at GDC 2018 in San Francisco in March. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is powered by Unreal Engine and will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in 2018. The game is based on the classic ‘Mutant’ IP that has spawned several popular pen and paper role-playing games since the 1980s, including the current ‘Mutant: Year Zero’ from Free League and Modiphius Entertainment.