First Gameplay Footage of Mutant Year Zero Released

Last month, Funcom announcedMutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a new tactical game set to launch on PS4 and Xbox One sometime this year. Today, we’re getting our first (lengthy) look at the gameplay in action and how the combination of real-time stealth and tunr-based tactics actually works: 

Funcom announced ‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ just a few weeks ago with a Cinematic Reveal Trailer that quickly made some significant ripples in the duck pond of the Internet. A lot of the credit for that goes to Dux, a duct-taped, crossbow-wielding, anthropomorphic duck who saw a sudden rise to fame in the weeks that followed. Apparently, anyone can become popular on the Internet if they can ruffle some feathers.

Last week the bird flu to San Francisco to present the game behind closed doors at the Game Developer Conference. This week you will soon see that if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it probably is much more than just a CGI duck as Funcom finally reveals how ‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ looks and plays through 30 minutes of unedited gameplay presented by the developers at The Bearded Ladies.

The game, which is being developed by Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom, is set to release in 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Players must take control of a team of unlikely heroes, such as Dux (a crossbow-wielding, walking, talking duck) and Bormin (a boar with serious anger issues), and help them navigate a post-human Earth with its abandoned cities, crumbling highways, and mutated monsters on every corner. The team behind the game includes former ‘HITMAN’ leads as well as Ulf Andersson, the designer of ‘PAYDAY’.

I’m digging the gameplay so far, and encouraged by what I see. I love these kinds of strategy games, and the inclusion of stealth is a neat twist to put on there. While it’s fun to watch, I’m more eager to get my hands on it. What do you think?