Atomic Heart gameplay trailer shows combat, story and season pass
Atomic Heart, the first-person action RPG set in an alternate 1955 USSR, received a new deep-dive gameplay trailer today from developer Mundfish and publisher Focus Home Interactive. The trailer features juicy new footage, showcasing a cinematic shooter that shines not just for its combat, but for its intrigue, setting, characters and deep mechanics.
The basic story is that a USSR scientist named Dmitri finds himself in a top-secret robot production base called Facility 3826. Dmitri creates Polymer in 1936 and uses it to expand into creating assistant robots called the Collective. These robots take over manual work tasks, so that humans can focus more on art and science. Based on its success, Dmitri and the authorities attempt to roll out Collective 2.0 which allows humans to control the robots using only the power of thought through an implant. Of course things go wrong after the program is hacked and robots go on a rampage.
As Major P3, we are sent to find out what happened and end the robot rebellion. The story will take place in bizarre underground tunnels, civilian research facilities, robot manufacturing facilities and other wild places. Using our handy palm AI bot, we’ll be able to use elemental attacks like freeze, electric, and even deploy force fields. It acts as a guide, provides some of your shrouded history, provides some in-quest banter, hacks robots and other equipment, and communicates with other NPCs.
According to the trailer, Facility 3826 has over five gigantic locations consisting of over 25 hours of gameplay. The choice of game depends entirely on your style. You can craft various melee items in addition to a variety of weapons. Shooters must be careful with their ammo supply as it is limited. You have to craft ammo in one of the machines scattered throughout the game, or find some by looking at the environment. As the developer says, you should know one thing: “In Atomic Heart, the price of truth will be paid in blood, as the utopian dream is not what it seems”.
Atomic Heart really does look as bizarre as people have thought. Even more to be honest. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. It launches on February 21, 2023 on PC, PS5, Series S/X and is also a day-one Game Pass title. There are four editions available for pre-order, consisting of the following items;
- The Limited Edition bundle, exclusive to the Focus Entertainment Store, which includes the base game, a Steelbook®, a metal poster and the official art book designed by Mundfish
- The standard edition, which includes the base game
- Gold Edition, which includes the base game and Atomic Pass
- Premium Edition, which includes the base game, Atomic Pass, an exclusive digital art book and additional cosmetics.
Atomic Pass will contain four DLC packs. The first bundle, called Labor & Science, comes free with all physical copies of the game and is included with digital pre-orders of any edition.