It’s almost time for Biomutant to launch on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. The open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG has been in development since 2015, and despite multiple delays pushing the title off of many RPG gamers’ radar through the years, the recent confirmation of a May 25th release has cemented the game firmly on the list of unique RPG games to check out this year.
The latest trailer for Biomutant teases a post-apocalyptic world of varying landscapes. Some areas depicted are severe with harsh weather effects, like the desolate cityscapes, while other areas show lush grasslands and gorgeous seaside villages. The various modes of transportation, like a bat-like mount, a gyrocopter, and a robotic hand are just a few of the unique aspects of world traversal players will be able to look forward to.
For those unfamiliar with the long-awaited game, Biomutant will feature several unique systems to change how you play. You will be able to recode your genetic structure due to your exposure to bio-contamination, craft specialized weaponry and familiarize yourself with a freeform martial arts-style combat system called “Wung-Fu”.
With a story that should run players 20+ hours to complete, will Biomutant truly be worth the wait? If you’re looking for a unique game, it just might be, but in a recent interview with IGN, Experiment 101’s studio head Stefan Ljungqvist equated the general experience of Biomutant to another popular title:
“If you like Breath of the Wild, or that type of structure, I think you're really going to enjoy this game.”
- Stefan Ljungqvist, Studio Head, Experiment 101, Biomutant
With Biomutant being delayed from its initial planned release at the end of 2019, then again in 2020, and then pushed again to 2021, some would be concerned by the delays. However, in an interview from Eurogamer back in February, the delays weren’t necessarily due to poor management or a simple missed deadline, but from expanding the scope of the game substantially. As the crafting system grew in complexity and the faction system turning into a major focus, the challenges to development pushed the release window out of 2019 all the way to May of 2021. As the release of Biomutant nears, will we see more videos detailing the improved and expanded feature set? We hope so!