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The World of Biomutant is One we Want to Explore in Real Life

As travelers, we often follow maps to see where we should be headed. There have also been times we forget the map and follow the road to see where it leads. Sometimes exploring is rewarding in its own right. That’s how we feel with the upcoming game Biomutant. Yes, the story will undoubtedly be fascinating and grand but exploring its open world seems just as exciting.

THQ Nordic and Experiment 101 have been releasing a number of videos showcasing the game. Among the many videos is what they’ve called the Biomutant – World Trailer. It’s an RPG fantasy sci-fi blend featuring a large open world to experience. Imagine Kung Fu Panda but as an entire game including different tribes each with its own sifu dedicated to mastering kung fu.

BIOMUTANT is an open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with unique martial art styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting, and mutant ability action.

You can customize your anthropomorphic character to look like an adorable rat, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s Splinter, or just about any fluffy rodent you can think of. From there players are free to craft their own weapons that range from futuristic guns to classic swords and not no classic flaming axes. It’s a game that is designed for anyone who likes the creativity of Dungeons & Dragons and the freedom of traveling throughout a massive world.

It’s basically a game built for travelers like us. Game footage shows characters riding around on motorized bikes, vehicles, and horses. Exploration is one of the key factors the developers focused on. Which, by the way, only 20 people worked on the game. It invokes this sense of adventure by focusing on the aspect of exploration. We’re stoked to check it out.

In case you’re wondering the entire map is about 64 kilometers which is around 24 square miles. That’s nearly twice as large as Skyrim and just shy of The Witcher 3’s 27 square miles. To put it into perspective in the real world, Hawaii’s smallest island of Kaho‘olawe measures 44.59 square miles.

Biomutant releases on May 25 for PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One.