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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden release date revealed in the day's weirdest trailer

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The XCOM-meets-irradiated-Looney-Tunes tactical RPG Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is "weird as hell," Wes said in his March preview of the game. In case you think he was kidding, I invite you to spend 37 seconds watching today's release date announcement trailer, which puts a pin in the calendar on December 4. 

It's not the most informative video of all time, but I do like the way it plays up Mutant Year Zero's bizarre ambiance, especially since the game sounds like it might be really good, too: Wes also predicted that it will be "really fucking cool," with a legit RPG pedigree and XCOM-like combat spiced up with a perk system of mutations that enable major, minor, and passive abilities.   

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will cost $35 for the standard edition, or $55 for the Deluxe, which includes wallpapers, a digital art book and soundtrack, and a digital copy of the Mutant Year Zero pencil-and-paper RPG the game is based on. It's not available for pre-purchase on Steam just yet, but you can lay your money down in advance if you like at mutantyearzero.com

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.