Another trailer for the action RPG Biomutant released today, and this one is just as beautiful as the previous ones. While some previous trailers have focused on the eye-catching Biomutant combat or detailed the game’s tribal system, today’s trailer simply basks in the glow of the seemingly massive open world. As a mutated creature on a post-apocalyptic Earth, players will have the opportunity to explore several different environments, including sprawling grassy meadows, snowy mountain passes, and dilapidated ruins with remnants of human architecture.
The world of Biomutant is in turmoil, with substances like toxic gas and oil contributing to the mutation of the creatures that inhabit it. Players will take control of a rodent-like creature mutated by pollutants and spend time battling a host of unique enemies throughout the game. Biomutant’s character creation system will allow players to manipulate six different essence attributes that will also affect the characters physically, and once players have chosen their desired skin colors and tribal affiliation, they are ready to explore.
As seen in the opening shot of the new trailer, it appears that one of the most physically imposing environmental elements in the world of Biomutant will be the Tree of Life. Developer Experiment 101 has already detailed some elements of the Biomutant plot, and players will have to save the Tree of Life from threatening pollutants to save creatures that have not yet been affected by toxic chemicals. The plot of Biomutant has been compared to Paper Mario: The Origami King, but there is still plenty of room for innovation as the player follows the five main roots of the Tree of Life to heal corruption in the land.
Also evident in the trailer are the many city-like locations that civilized creatures call home. Biomutant Creative Director Steven Ljungqvist has explained that most civilized creatures belong to one of six different tribes that interact with each other in complex ways. A player character’s genetic makeup will be subtly affected as he interacts with different tribes, and Ljungqvist has said that each tribe “represents a kind of DNA chain” that players will be able to transform and change. Ljungqvist also compared Biomutant to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor when describing the game’s tribal relationships.
The most exciting part of the new Biomutant trailer might be that everything seen is captured in-game, and it’s hard to tell the difference between scene footage and gameplay. Fans who have kept up with the game’s trailer releases can once again see some of the unique mounts and hybrid machines present in the world, and the impressive orchestral soundtrack just makes everything better. This trailer continues to emphasize the high points of the type of game that fans expect Biomutant to have with just over a month to go until its release.
Biomutant will launch on May 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.