THQ Nordic announced at Gamescom 2017 their next game and it's called BioMutant, a post-apocalyptic open-world game that lets you play a raccoon-like creature that can mutant and wields weapons like swords and pistols. Yes, Rocket Raccoon comes to mind but that's probably not what Nordic is going for. We'll see once there's footage with dialogue.
Ambitious is the best word to describe BioMutant based on the details given on their official website. “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.”
They mention a martial arts style combat system, weapon crafting, and the ability to mutate your looks and appearance. There's a lot planned for this game. The setting itself, despite it being a post-apocalyptic game, is quite lush and colorful. Gameplay footage has hit the internet and based on the footage below, there will be vehicles and mechanized machines to use for either combat or exploration.
BioMutant is currently slated for a 2018 release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.