The designers of Payday and Hitman have teamed up to create an XCOM-style title about human/animal hybrids.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is being billed as a tactical adventure game that combines the combat of XCOM with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay.
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.
Set on a post-human Earth, the video game has players 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 is save your team by finding the legendary Eden.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is being developed by Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom, and is set to release this year on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
"It’s an unusual label for a game, but tactical adventure really fits the bill, no duck pun intended," said Bearded Ladies executive producer and Payday designer Ulf Andersson.
"Our goal is to blend the deep and tactical combat of XCOM with a branching storyline that unfolds as you explore overgrown forests and abandoned cities with your team of mutants. Mixing that with real-time stealth gameplay gives you a unique way to approach or avoid combat situations you encounter while exploring."