A duck, a boar and a human walk into Funcom's new mutant strategy game

Pity it's not called From Tusk till Down.

Funcom has announced a new game starring an unlikely bipedal trio of duck, boar and some kind of human. It's an XCOM-style tactical adventure in a post-human Earth, and it's made not by Funcom but by a small new developer called, um, Bearded Ladies, which was formed by ex-Hitman developers and Payday designer Ulf Andersson. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, as it's called, looks pretty good.


In a bar, see!

Due this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Mutant Year Zero blends turn-based combat with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay, and it's based on the long-running Mutant pen and paper role-playing games, including the new version, Mutant: Year Zero (rather obviously).

The game is set after nuclear war ruined the earth and humans died, and mutants rose from their - and animal's - ashes. Hence Dux, the crossbow-wielding duck, and Bormin, the angry boar. Selma is the human-like one of the three and has a Stoneskin mutation she can use throughout the game. Each of the main characters will have mutations, and there will be more to unlock.

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Funcom is taking Mutant to the Game Developers Conference in mid-March and showing gameplay for the first time, although you can get a glimpse of it in the screenshots above.

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