Biomutant takes open world action and throws in tons of unique mechanics. While things have been quiet lately, it's very much still in development and is still one of the most ambitious upcoming games from THQ Nordic. Here's everything we know about Biomutant so far.
What is Biomutant?
Biomutant is a third-person action-RPG that has players take on the role of a cat-like creature that knows martial arts. The story has you attempting to save the Tree of Life, which is being poisoned by oil and gnawed on by dangerous creatures.
Biomutant is being developed by Experiment 101, a Swedish studio acquired by Embracer Group (formerly THQ Nordic) in 2017.
Biomutant gameplay and features
Biomutant is a third-person action-RPG. Here's what we know about the gameplay of Biomutant so far.
- Martial arts, melee weapons, and guns are all incorporated into a unique fighting style.
- There are six distinct tribes the player can choose to ally with.
- The tribes can be pitted against each other or made to work together.
- The tribes and NPCs are balanced through a Karma system.
- Time of day and dynamic weather influence enemy behavior.
- Mutations and biomechanical add-ons change the way your character plays.
- For example, wings will allow you to reach high areas while breathing equipment is necessary to explore underwater.
- Next-gen enhancements such as for PS5 have not been confirmed.
You can check out a gameplay trailer from Gamescom 2018 below.
THQ Nordic also released a new 10-minute gameplay trailer earlier in 2020.
Will Biomutant have multiplayer?
No, Biomutant is a single-player RPG, and as of right now, the developers are not planning to include any multiplayer.
Is Biomutant open world?
Yes. Biomutant is an open world game, with vastly different regions and biomes to explore, each with their own challenges in the form of different enemies and environmental obstacles to overcome.
Is Biomutant canceled?
No. Despite the relative silence around the game, Biomutant has not been canceled and is in active development at Experiment 101. Earlier this year, the team published an update on Twitter, saying it understood people wanted to see the game and that it will happen in time. As such, the team is not giving a date only for the game to get delayed. You can see this update below.
Biomutant collector's editions
In addition to the regular version of the game, there are two different special versions of Biomutant for those really looking to drop some cash. The first is simply called the Collector's Edition, and it includes a figurine of the player character, the soundtrack, and some official artwork, costing around $120. The second special version is the Atomic Edition, including a massive diorama, steelbook, t-shirt, mouse pad, and artwork for an extremely hefty $400.
When is the Biomutant release date ?
Originally revealed years ago, Biomutant finally has a release date of May 25, 2021. It's coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. No next-gen improvements for PS5, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S have been mentioned.
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