A couple of months ago, publisher Funcom and developer The Bearded Ladies announced that it was bringing the classic pen-and-paper role-playing game Mutant Year Zero to life with a videogame adaptation called Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. The game’s first teaser trailer showed off a post-apocalyptic world featuring a humanoid duck, pig and stone person fighting for survival against unknown forces. If that wasn’t enough to get you on board, today brings a brand new gameplay trailer, complete with a bunch of tactical RPG goodness.
The trailer comes on the heels of the developer’s recent appearance at E3. In the trailer, we’re treated to a bit of comedy, an introduction to the game’s three playable characters, and a good amount of action-teasing exploration, story and a heavy emphasis on strategic turn-based gameplay. It’s a pretty extensive look at the game’s combat, which features stealth elements and special abilities for each character.
For those looking to preorder the game, Funcom released a few details in a press release, letting players know what to expect. PC preorders for the standard and deluxe editions of the game are now available. Those who grab the standard edition will get access to the game three days before launch. Meanwhile, the deluxe edition pre-order grants players access to the following:
Digital Mutant Year Zero pen-and-paper RPG book
3-day head start access to the full game before launch
Access to exclusive Beta version minimum 1 month before launch
Access to exclusive Beta forum once available
“Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is our passion project,” said The Bearded Ladies CEO Haraldur Thormundsson in a statement. “It’s the game we always wanted to do and we’re incredibly excited to be working on it. We truly believe the unique mix of turn-based tactical combat combined with freeform exploration, stealth, and story will offer something new and different gamers have never experienced before.”
The standard edition of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will retail for $34.99, while the deluxe edition will cost $54.99. The game is expected to release during the second half of 2018 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
You can see all the mutated action by watching the gameplay trailer below.