Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – New “Seed of Evil” expansion revealed, release date pushed back to July

Back in March, it was announced that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden was coming to the Nintendo Switch in June, with a Deluxe Edition including all the DLC at retail. And today, Funcom and The Bearded Ladies announced that the release has been delayed to July 30th in Europe and North America. The reason? The next expansion, Seed of Evil, has also been delayed to July 30th, and so it’s no surprise the retail release including it will be impacted.

Speaking of the Seed of Evil expansion, it was revealed today. It picks up right where the original game ended, and adds hours of gameplay with new locations to explore, expanded gameplay options, and a new Mutant (Big Khan). Naturally, it’s highly recommended to play it after finishing the main game, for obvious reasons (spoilers, difficulty)!

Here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots for the Seed of Evil expansion for Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden:

New features and Content 

Seed of Evil brings a wide breadth of new content to Mutant Year Zero. Discover huge new maps, battle new enemies, improve your mutations, equip new gear, and face off against a vicious new adversary. 

Continue the main story 

See what happens after the ending of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. The lives of Bormin, Dux, Pripp and the others at the Ark continue. New events are unfolding as the weight of their new knowledge weigh down on them, and a new enemy appears from the shadows of the Zone. 

Meet Big Khan, a brand-new playable Mutant 

Buying the Seed of Evil expansion lets you add an entirely new Mutant to the team: Big Khan the moose. He is a veteran Stalker who has been exploring the Zone on his own in self-imposed exile. His size and strength make him an excellent fighter, capable of landing highly damaging critical hits against enemies. His unique mutations are Ground Pound and Flame Puke, attacks that make him effective at dealing with groups of enemies. 

A new threat rises 

The Ark has become enveloped in mysterious roots, and many of its inhabitants seem different from their normal selves. Even the Zone Ghouls seem to have changed. This new menace threatens not only the Ark, but the entire Zone, and it’s up to your team of Stalkers to set things right! The new storyline in Seed of Evil offers new challenges in brand new maps. You will visit the Hall of Electric Coffins and the Mausoleum of Suburbia, to name a few. These areas are populated with new enemies, forcing you to rethink your regular tactics. 

Improve your mutations 

We’re introducing a brand-new mechanic in Seed of Evil that will allow you to upgrade and improve your mutations. Upgrade Bormin’s Hog Rush to a Bear Smash for increased power, or change Corpse Eater to Corpse Feaster, so recovering HP no longer costs an Action Point. Dux’ Moth Wings can be upgraded to Wings of the Sniper, which removes all range penalties from shots when flying. 

Retake lost territory

 Zone Ghouls and Polis Bots are once again encroaching on places like the Spear of Heaven or the Sea Titans. This time they’re stronger than ever and your Stalker team is tasked with clearing them out. Beware, though, the enemies are stronger than before! 

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Switch) comes out on July 30th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Funcom



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