Developer ThinkingStars has shown off new gameplay for action-RPG Anno: Mutationem during Bitsummit Gaiden 2020.
The game is a 2.5D action-RPG using pixel-art and a cyberpunk setting. The game also utilizes monsters from SCP Foundation. It is an open-source collaborative-fiction project, where users can submit short descriptions on the horrifying monsters the organization attempt to study, capture, and contain.
While the livestream lasted two hours, it should be noted the developers replay the demo numerous times over, going to different locations and showing different aspects of the game.
You can find the livestream playback below.
It should also be noted the game is part of the China Hero Project, an initiative by PlayStation to support indie developers in China. Some suspected that the involvement of Chinese tech giant Tencent caused the censorship of anime-style sexual content in games on PlayStation 4.
Our own research failed to find definitive proof. In addition, certain scenes from Anno: Mutationem during the livestream were a little racy [1, 2, 3], creating yet more questions. A screenshot of the game (via PlayStation) also appears to depict what could be a red-light district.
You can find the full rundown (via PlayStation) below.
The developers of ANNO: Mutationem are composed of a bunch of veterans and youngsters full of enthusiasm in console game development field. With the combination of the pixel art style and the cyberpunk elements, those hardcore action game lovers strike up the world of ANNO: Mutationem.
ANNO: Mutationem set up a near future Metropolis after the catastrophy. Moreover, they’ve introduced the famous open-sourced work series “SCP Foundation” in to the world of ANNO: Mutationem, to mix the creative ideas of authors from all over the world.
After the release of the concept video of ANNO: Mutationem, the project quickly gained a lot of attention and support from a large number of players. And the continual communication and interaction with the players is also a typical feature of the ANNO: Mutationem team in their develop procedure.
From the abandoned ruins of a former giant city to the bustling street in the Metropolis. The developers of ANNO: Mutationem hope to provide a refreshing combat experience and rich exploration in the world of ANNO: Mutationem.
Anno: Mutationem is coming soon to PlayStation 4.