Anthropomorphic Animals Headline A New XCOM-Style Tactics Game From Creators Of Hitman, Payday

It’s not every day you see a game starring an angry boar and anthropomorphic duck with an attitude problem, but that’s what Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden is selling. 

Funcom and The Bearded Ladies (a collaboration between former Hitman and Payday developers) have teamed up to deliver this off-kilter tactical adventure featuring XCOM style gameplay, exploration, and a story that takes place after the fall of mankind. With various groups of mutants vying for control given the vacuum created by the eradication of humankind, your band of misfit mascots must navigate the dangerous terrain via a real-time stealth system and try to uncover the location of Eden. The stealth system allows you to avoid detection altogether to slip past formidable foes if you’d rather save your ammo for a later fight. 

The “abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and overgrown countryside” offer a lot of terrains to explore. In between missions, you can return to the Ark, a retrofuturistic hub where you can recruit new team members and upgrade your weaponry. You can get a taste of the vibe The Bearded Ladies are going for with the debut cinematic trailer: 

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Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year.

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