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Biomutant is a furry kung fu RPG from THQ Nordic

From former Just Cause developer’s new studio

Artwork of the main character of BioMutant and his grasshopper-like sidekick
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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

THQ Nordic revealed Biomutant, an “open-world, post-apocalyptic kung fu fable,” for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One this week. The game is in development at Stockholm, Sweden-based Experiment 101, a studio founded by former Avalanche Studios creative director Stefan Ljungqvist. It sounds ambitious.

According to the game’s official website, Biomutant will let players “change their character’s abilities and appearance with powerful mutations, bionic prosthetics and weapons.” While the main character appears to be a ragged, raccoon-like creature in the game’s artwork, players will be able to genetically modify their character with claws, barbed tails and wings. Players can even earn “psi-mutations” like telekinesis and levitation or add robotic limbs.

Players will also be able to wield an array of weapons like swords and custom firearms, but it may be your character’s martial arts prowess that serves as their deadliest weapon.

“The martial arts style combat system allows you maximum freedom of movement and agility while mixing shooting, melee and powers from your mutations,” the game’s website says. “Acquiring new Wushu combat styles through progression, and learning from masters you’ll meet, constantly adds to your choices and makes sure combat never gets old.”

Traversal through Biomutant’s colorful, post-apocalyptic world will be similarly varied, with Experiment 101 promising mechs, air balloons, jetpacks and even Jet Ski-like personal watercraft.

Take a peek at what Biomutant has in store in the game’s announcement trailer below, via IGN. Biomutant is slated for release sometime in 2018.

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