New Biomutant trailer finally explains what those creatures are

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
A new trailer for Experiment 101's Biomutant has dropped, outlining the various mechanics of the game in detail.

The explanation trailer helps outline the feel of the game, as well as detailing some of the various gameplay systems that make Biomutant unique. Experiment 101's art and creative director Stefan Ljungqvist narrates the trailer while discussing customisation, mutations, weapons crafting, the different tribes, and more.

The director immediately throws around some big videogame names. "Basically in terms of structure, it's like Zelda: Breath of the Wild I guess, [our feedback says] it's kind of a strange, weird, good mix between Ratchet and Clank, Devil May Cry, Batman: Arkham." Ljungqvist makes sure we are aware that in Biomutant you can upgrade broken things, but that weapons "will never diminish in terms of their material qualities, like Zelda, for example." Later, Ljungqvist talks about mutations. There are two types: physical abilities are received with biomutations and psymutations will give you "X-Men-style abilities."

The diverse landscapes of the open world would fit into an 8x8km square. It is "filled with a lot of weird events and fun things to find." Ljungqvist naturally brings up character customisation, in relation to the freaky-but-kinda-cute hodgepodge creature that you will make. "People have a lot of assumptions on what kind of animal this is, but for me, and I guess the team, we have allowed the player to make what I call more like a Muppet." The way Ljungqvist says all this makes me believe that the man would be a great maniacal evil genius, but would never consider himself to be one.

Described as a "post-apocalyptic kung-fu fable," your little creature will play a large role in the fate of the Tree of Life (ah, very mystical) and of the warring tribes (ah, very violent). A Sifu is a tribe leader and each tribe has a Wung-Fu combat style. The six tribes are split into two: three have a light aura and three have a dark aura. Light aura tribes are trying to save the Tree of Life — a "representation of the world either going under or the world surviving" — and unite the tribes, whereas dark aura tribes are the inverse. The player can ally themselves with one, but swap their allegiance as need be. Do you reunite the tribes and defeat the world-eaters, and thus save The Tree of Life? Or are you a maniac, hellbent on destroying every one of the little creatures until they suffer every misery you once experienced?

Biomutant releases in just a week, on May 25th. Our resident expert on the game, Heidi, has put together a Biomutant round-up if you want to know even more about this wacky title.

Are you picking the game up? Will you ruin the lives of these strange creatures? Let us know down below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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