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

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

In gameplay terms Mutant Year Zero is a mixture of turn-based combat and real-time exploration, with some stealth added in for good measure. As such, you'll be able to freely roam around the world and explore at your leisure, scavenge resources and talk to some colorful characters, and if you ever end up battle you will find yourself in a turn-based combat system that's quite similar to XCOM.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like in-game, wonder no more as the developers have posted an incredibly lengthy gameplay preview showcasing pretty much all of the major features. Have a gander, it's quite interesting:

While the weapons need a bit more punch in order to make them feel weighty and powerful, I am genuinely impressed by how polished Mutant Year Zero looks. Obviously there are some minor issues strewn throughout the video, the funniest of which is the teleporting boar, but the gameplay itself seems remarkably solid. Maybe a little bit too basic for my tastes, but that could simply be due to the developer's playstyle and loadout. Whatever the case may be, I am glad to see that Mutant Year Zero has some serious potential in it!

Mutant Year Zero will be coming to PC and consoles at some point in 2018, though no exact release date has been given just yet. You can learn a little bit more about it, as well as follow its development moving forward, by heading over to either Steam or the official website.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden screenshot of XCOM-styled combat