What you need to know
- Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is getting an expansion this month.
- It adds new regions and a playable moose hero.
- The complete bundle will cost $40 at launch.
- You can buy a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for $45 on Amazon.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, is an XCOM-like strategy game that lets you explore a post-apocalyptic Sweden. While the base game garnered favorable reviews at launch, there's an expansion coming at the end of July on Xbox One and other platforms.
"Seed of Evil" picks up where the original left off and lets you continue your exploration of the devestated country. Unfortunately, there's a new menace looming on the horizon. According to publisher Funcom, powerful roots have emerged and seem to be taking control over the minds of friends and foes. Fortunately, a new hero has arrived to help you out.
The trailer reveals the new playable character called "Big Khan the Moose." Striding proudly in his Canadian jacket, Big Khan is not only skilled at landing critical hits, he comes with unique mutations that allow him to breathe fire. And no, he's some some random person in an antlered helmet.
If you're on PC, you can preorder the expansion on Steam for $15. A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available, consisting of both the original game and the upcoming expansion at launch. Lastly, Mutant Year Zero is part of Xbox Game Pass, so you can always play the base game there in order to get ready for the upcoming content.
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