Before its full release on May 25, we had the chance to check out a final preview of Biomutant. The game balances various mechanics and approaches to storytelling, which certainly make for an enticing take on a post-apocalyptic adventure game.
Described as a “post-apocalyptic kung-fu fable,” the action and storytelling on display in Biomutant present an adventure that’s an intriguing mix of the classic animated film Secret of Nimh, along with the platforming and action of games like Enslaved: Odyssey To The West and Devil May Cry. And therein lies the hook for Biomutant; it wears its weirdness on its sleeve, presenting an alluring take on what the post-apocalyptic Earth would look like once the animals inherit the world.
In our preview, we got a clearer sense of the game’s focus on action and storytelling, and how the hero’s journey will evolve in a world full of talking animals and decaying automatons. First revealed back in 2017, Biomutant is the debut game from Experiment 101, made up of former developers from the Just Cause series. Biomutant is a departure from that particular series, which instead focuses more on exploring a Zelda-like map with action-RPG mechanics that blend third-person combat and RPG-like progression.
Biomutant releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 25th.