THQ Nordic Acquires Biomutant IP and developer Experiment 101
In a press release sent out today, publisher THQ Nordic announced the acquisition of the Biomutant IP as well as its developer, Experiment 101, a Swedish studio created by former Avalanche Studios employees.
HQ Nordic is announcing today that it has acquired 100% of the shares from Experiment 101 AB, as well as the intellectual property of Biomutant the open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, which is now part of the THQ Nordic portfolio.
The IP-acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, whereas the day-to-day business will be handled by THQ Nordic GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria.
Experiment 101 is currently working on Biomutant for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. More details on one of the biggest surprise hits of this year’s Gamescom will be revealed in 2018.
Biomutant surprised several attendees during the last Gamescom convention. As you might recall from our previous report, it’s an action RPG set in a world filled with anthropomorphic creatures.
BIOMUTANT is a post-apocalyptic open-world ARPG that delivers real-time melee, shooter and mutant ability action. Replayability by varied and deep character progression, exploration of three systematically generated worlds, an underworld and a small solar system, by foot, mech, air-balloon, jetski and UFO. Biomutant also features a fully customizable (MMO style) character and mutation system, bionics and creative item crafting, plus an interactive narrative featuring a contextual storyteller where the players creates their own story of survival in a vibrant colorful world.
- Real-Time combat: Mix, Melee, guns and Abilites
- Hugely Customizeable Character: Bionics offer powerful prosthetics, while Mutations offer physical changes as well as powers
- Automation sidekick: customizable living robotic toys
- Pilotable Vehicles: Customizable Mech, Jetski & UFO
- Creative crafting system: open creation of weapons & Gear
Biomutant is scheduled to hit PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point in 2018, barring any delays.