XCOM-like 'Mutant Year Zero' gets lethal fox companion

Do you remember the duck from the Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden announcement trailer? Well, he's getting a friend. Today, publisher Funcom and developer The Bearded Ladies revealed a new anthropomorphic fox hero. Farrow will be joining the duck when the game launches next week.

According to Funcom, Farrow is one of the recruitable characters you will encounter during your journey. When you find her, you may notice that she is not quite from around here. Her true origins are a mystery – even to her. All she knows is her name is Farrow. Specializing in stealth and assassination, Farrow comes equipped with skills and gear that make her adept at quickly and quietly dispatching her foes. Her signature ability makes her particularly valuable for initiating combat out of stealth.

Mutant Year Zero should launch on December 4, 2018 on Xbox Game Pass. You'll be able to buy it outright too. The game will also be available on both PC and PlayStation 4, but it won't be part of any subscription service like PlayStation Now. You can only preorder it digitally for $34.99 on the Xbox Store.

Mutant Year Zero is based on the classic franchise of the same name that has spawned several popular pen-and-paper games. Extreme climate change, global economic crises, a lethal pandemic, and increasing tension between old and new superpowers causes the destruction of the planet. Nuclear war destroys the land and humans perish. The game picks up from there.

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