ATOMIC HEART Playtime Lasts About 20 Hours; DEAD SPACE-Inspired FPS Will Let You Pet Pigs
Russian developer Mundfish has finally revealed some new details about their long-awaited debut project — titled Atomic Heart — and confirmed that a new trailer for the first-person shooter will be released soon.
Although Atomic Heart was announced back in 2018, the ambitious shooter — inspired by Black Mirror and Dead Space — still doesn't have a release date — and it probably won't change anytime soon, as it has only recently entered "the most important stage in terms of the direction of the game as a whole piece."
Considering that Mundfish is a very young studio, it shouldn't be surprising that their original vision for Atomic Heart has changed quite a bit since the BioShock-like game's announcement. According to the Moscow-based developer, the game's art style and overall direction have evolved in many surprising ways.
"If we are talking about the visual concept of the map - it changed quite a lot - almost completely," Mundfish revealed. "At the moment of the trailer release, the map was working as it was shown but during development, it went through several iterations and was reimagined, and changed drastically, both technically and visually. We think that all the changes that happened [...] made it much better."
Quite interestingly, the average player will need about 20 hours to finish the action-packed title's campaign.
Atomic Heart may look like a — pretty twisted — spiritual successor to Ion Storm's Deux Ex, but the long-awaited title will force you to use brute force from time to time. Still, fans of stealth games will have plenty of occasions to freely sneak around in order to find alternate vents and avoid guards. "You can go stealth in some places but to finish the game full stealth is not possible," the developer said. "We did not set such a goal and we don’t see much sense in it - the combat [...] gives a lot of pleasure in our opinion and depriving ourselves of combat for the sake of stealth is not the best solution for our game."
Finally, the developer officially confirmed that Atomic Heart players will be able to pet pigs. Awesome sauce.
Atomic Heart is an adventure first-person shooter, events of which unfold in an alternative universe, during the high noon of the Soviet Union. The main character of the game is a special agent, who was sent to a highly secret object by the Soviet government after it went radio silent. Soviet setting with a pitch of insanity, action-packed gameplay and a thrilling story will keep you entertained for the whole duration of your journey into the world of Atomic Heart. Unfold the secrets, restore peace and order, and show the Motherland what you got!
Atomic Heart is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam).