A new trailer for Atomic Heart has been released, showing the wild excess of the game’s immersive sim world. The trailer also confirmed that Atomic Heart will be coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch… but we don’t know when that launch date will be just yet. When it does release, it’s still expected for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
It’s another exciting glimpse of a game that has been compared to BioShock, Fallout, and Metro in the past and it’s easy to see why with its dystopian, alternate history backdrop and a style of first person gameplay that fuses traditional shooting with a spread of superhuman, Plasmid-esque powers.
For more on Atomic Heart’s story and background lore, here’s a description from the game’s official website:
Atomic Heart is an action RPG game. The story is about all the things that could have happened in the reality of the USSR but didn’t. Technical revolution has already occurred, robots, the Internet, holograms have already been invented, but all these innovations are immersed in the atmosphere of communism, imperialism and confrontation with the West.
The protagonist of the game, a Soviet Special Duty KGB officer, ends up at one of the Complexes of the Facility 3826 during a massive robot control system malfunction. The game world consists of huge open-world regions full of lush Soviet nature and less spacious territories of the Facility complexes with its secret underground and above-ground labs, bunkers and robotic logistics systems.
Most of the enemies are a variety of machines produced at the Facility. Each robot was originally made to serve the needs of the Soviet industry or to help Soviet citizens in a daily life. The robots are implemented with a combat program that should be activated in case of a war.