A new trailer for the upcoming action role-playing game Biomutant pays tribute to the legendary Star Wars franchise on its informal holiday.
THQ Nordic has released a new trailer for Biomutant in celebration of Star Wars Day. Biomutant is an upcoming action role-playing game, developed by Experiment 101, which has been highly anticipated since its announcement back in 2017. May 4 is commonly known as Star Wars Day, during which fans celebrate the beloved sci-fi franchise, due to the punny phrase “May the Fourth be with you.”
Despite being announced back in 2017, complete with a playable demo at that year’s Gamescom trade show, information about Biomutant has been scarce until recently. Last month publisher THQ Nordic and developer Experiment 101 finally began revealing new looks at the game, including a World Trailer which shows off the title’s vibrant setting. While Biomutant is set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game utilizes a bright color palette which sets it apart from other post-apocalyptic video games. The game’s non-player characters are shown going about their daily routines, and the game’s unique art style helps to hide the graphical limits of the last-gen title. New details about Biomutant‘s story have also been revealed by Experiment 101, with the game’s main narrative focusing on a “Tree of Life” which is now dying thanks to several large boss creatures gnawing on its roots. The game’s protagonist, a mutant animal customized by the player whose choices steer the story, is tasked with defeating these bosses.
A new trailer for Biomutant has been released on THQ Nordic’s YouTube channel in honor of Star Wars Day. The trailer, humorously titled May the Furrth, parodies the memorable first teaser trailer for 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The new trailer replaces Daisy Ridley’s heroic Rey with a cybernetic animal mutant, and the franchise’s iconic lightsaber weapon is replaced by a deadly toilet brush. John Williams’ bombastic film score is even reused to really complete the recreation.
Star Wars is a massive cultural phenomenon, and May 4 has led to a number of tributes from a variety of sources. Alongside THQ Nordic, Bethesda also chose to commemorate the informal holiday by posting a piece of artwork to Twitter. The illustration casts the Doom Slayer, protagonist of id Software’s seminal first-person shooter franchise Doom, as heroic Jedi Master and Star Wars protagonist Luke Skywalker.
Biomutant has been wildly anticipated for several years now, so the game’s imminent release is exciting for many gamers. It seems that THQ Nordic is now comfortable advertising the upcoming action RPG, with this Star Wars parody trailer both amusing fans and stoking their anticipation. With less than a month to go before the game’s release, gamers should be on the lookout for more information in the near future.
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Biomutant is scheduled to release on May 25 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Source: THQ Nordic
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