THQ Nordic have at long last announced a hard release date for Biomutant, their long in development kung fu-infused action RPG. The game will be out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 25th May 2021. There’s no bespoke support for next gen, it seems, but the game will obviously be supported on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via each consoles built-in backward compatibility.
The game is an intriguing premise, set in a post-apocalyptic world where several animalistic tribes vie for supremacy as the Tree of Life starts to bleed from its roots and a plague ravages the lands. It’s up to you to unite them or crush them, and you’ll do so by taking your character and mutating them on the fly with attributes like Turtleform and Mucusbubble to help survive the dangers of the open world.
You will be guided through the world by a Storyteller that narrates the journey, but you will ultimately define how the story unfolds, and how you play and fight with the game’s Kung Fu combat.
Announced back at Gamescom 2017 – THQ acquiring developer Experiment 101 shortly after – Biomutant has slipped off the radar several times over the three and a half years since then, briefly reappearing with some hint of news, only to disappear again for several more months or even a whole year.
Three versions of the game will be available, with the standard edition accompanies by two special editions. The Atomic Edition features the game with a steelbook case, a 60x25x30cm diorama, a t-shirt, oversized 80x35cm mousepad, A1 size artwork on fabric, soundtrack and box. It will set you back an eye-watering £349.99 / €399.99.
The slightly more frugal among you might prefer the £109.99 /€119.99 Collector’s Edition, which features the game, a figurine of the hero, and the same A1 artwork on fabric and soundtrack.
Source: press release