Atomic Heart’s first new trailer in a year is 100% absolute Soviet-themed bonkers

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I have only the vaguest idea what’s going on in the brand new trailer for Atomic Heart, but I am very much in love with it. The wonderful Soviet-themed immersive sim we first saw last year has come a long way since we first got a look at it, and had a few controversies too—accusations of faked gameplay footage and managerial incompetence. It was otherwise pretty quiet. Last month’s 45-minute gameplay slice was the first we’d seen in a long while. Now this, as well, a trailer I have watched several times. Feast your eyes on “the laboratory of the USSR, which is used to carry out experiments on people and construct robots.” 

Look, at this point, I don’t even really care if the game comes out. This imagery is great. I’m entertained nonetheless. This trailer contains multiple brilliant things, in no particular order: A flying worm creature that is a mining drill. A creepy robot saying hello. A floppy frog robot-ball. A cute lil murderous waddling mining drill robot. Spinning centrifuge things that are doing god knows what. Some kind of fluid that defies gravity and also you can swim in. I like all of these things just as ideas, let alone something that might show up in a game some time.

Here’s everything we know about Atomic Heart. You can also check out Mundfish’s website (opens in new tab) and the game’s Steam page. (opens in new tab) 

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.