A few days ago, nobody new anything about Biomutant. Now we’ve seen both a cinematic and gameplay trailer.
I was having a think about the best way to describe Biomutant, the newly-announced open world, action RPG from Experiment 101, the studio behind Mad Max and the Just Cause series.
It’s a bit like… Horizon Zero Dawn crossed with Nier: Automata, right, but there are mechs and stuff, and also, you play as a Rocket Raccoon analogue? Yes, that’ll do. Biomutant is like HZD for furries.
Anyway, here’s the rather cute and swish cinematic announcement trailer, that we saw a few days ago:
And here’s the first look at Biomutant gameplay, in this Gamescom 2017 trailer:
It’s certainly a very different open world to what we’re used to. It’s lush and green like Breath of the Wild, though less painterly in style. It’s also sort of post-apocalyptic, like Horizon Zero Dawn, but instead of giant robot dinosaurs we’ve got massively evolved, mutated small mammals.
We’ve also got classic action RPG combat, like Nier, but there’s contraption building and things to ride into battle on (like mechs, and a giant robot hand version of Thing from The Addams Family, for some reason).
So yeah, Biomutant is a bit of an oddity, really, but it seems fitting that it’s a strange, mutant hybrid.
How did we do?
We hope you found this article useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tricky bit, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Three great games are free to play on Xbox this weekend.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members can play three new games for free until Sunday.
Here are the Xbox Games with Gold for December
In case you missed it, here are the four games available through Xbox Games with Gold in December 2021.
Pac-Man – Birth of an Icon review
Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon details the meteoric rise of Namco's groundbreaking arcade game in glorious, vivid detail.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Nintendo Switch release date confirmed
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the critically acclaimed strategy adventure game from Vanillaware, will be released for Nintendo Switch in April...
Icarus from DayZ creator Dean Hall is out this week
Icarus is the latest title from Dean Hall's post-DayZ studio. Will it fly too close to the sun like DayZ...
New PlayStation Store releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021
This week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases for the PS4 and PS5 includes Evil Genius 2: World Domination and Solar...
New Nintendo Switch releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain and Danganronpa Decadence headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
New Xbox releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021
Upcoming Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases include Evil Genius 2: World Domination, Beyond a Steel Sky, and Chorus.