Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden artwork showing the three main characters

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an upcoming video game adaptation of the 'Mutant' pen & paper RPG that has been around since the 1980s. The premise, as you might imagine from the tittle, is that humanity has managed to nuke itself into oblivion, leaving the planet populated only by Mutants - deformed humans and animals alike.

It is a fairly basic premise, but as you'll see in the recently posted cinematic trailer, it's one that has a great deal of potential! So if you're even remotely interested, I would highly recommend you give the video a look:

As for the gameplay, Mutant Year Zero is going to be a mixture of turn-based combat and real-time exploration. In other words, you will be able to freely explore the world at your leisure, loot abandoned skyscrapers and houses for resources, and even sneak past enemies since there is apparently going to be a proper stealth system. All of this will be done in real-time, but if you ever mess up you're going to find yourself in a turn-based combat system most similar to XCOM.

In order to survive you're going to have to make good use out of cover and destructible environments, unlock new mutations and abilities for your party, and naturally, try and find the most devastating weapons you can possibly carry. The combat system is nothing out of the ordinary these days, but it is something that has been proven to work time and time again, so hopefully the same will apply here as well.

You can learn more about Mutant Year Zero, as well as follow its development moving forward, by heading over to either Steam or the official website. As for the release date, you can expect to see it at some point in 2018 for both PC and consoles.

And finally, here's a couple of screenshots, just for good measure. Don't forget to click on them in order to get the bigger version!

Mutant Year Zero screenshot of the characters hiding in the shadows

Mutant Year Zero screenshot of XCOM styled gameplay

Mutant Year Zero screenshot of the characters walking through snow

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