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THQ Nordic has today announced that it is bringing Experiment 101's Biomutant to the Switch, with a release planned for later this year.

Biomutant was released back in 2021 on the PS4 and Xbox One to mediocre reviews before getting a next-gen update the following year. We don't know whether the game is going to be tweaked in any way for the Switch at the moment, so we are assuming that it is going to be the same combat-focused open-world adventure.

The game sees you working your way through a post-apocalyptic world as an anthropomorphised creature, whose attributes can be changed (mutated) to directly affect how you play. This hero is able to utilise Wung-Fu combat, which mixes melee, shooting, and mutant ability action to take on enemies throughout the world's seven regions.

For a little more information about the game itself, check out the following features from THQ Nordic:

The martial arts style combat system allows you maximum freedom of movement and agility while mixing shooting, melee, and powers from your mutations. Learning new Wung-Fu combat forms through progression and learning from masters you’ll meet, will constantly add to your choices and make sure combat never gets old.

You’ll be able to re-code your genetic structure to change the way you look and play. This will of course affect your attributes and in addition to this, exposure to bio-contamination in the world will lead to mutations like the Turtleform and Mucus Bubble, while exposure to radioactivity found in bunkers from the old world will affect your mind and unlock psi-mutations like telekinesis, levitation and more.

You are totally free when crafting weapons. Mix and match parts to create your own unique 1H or 2H slash and crush weapons. Revolvers, rifles and shotguns and add modifications like cork-screws and battery-powered chainsaw modules to bio-contaminated sludge vials adding to your combat arsenal. There are even characters you’ll meet that’ll craft cool stuff for you, like bionic wings, a jump-pack and even let you modify your Automaton - the scrap-toy sidekick!

You are totally free when equipping your character. Not only when it comes to choosing weapons you created, but what type of gear you wear. Equip a gas-mask and an oxygen tank for exploring the Dead Zones, thermos-resistant clothes for venturing into cryonic areas or protective gear for taking on bio-contaminated creatures, the choice is up to you.

You are free to explore the world and what lies beneath its surface, by foot, mech, jet-ski, air-balloon or area unique mounts. Explore the dying wildland, the tunnels and bunker networks of the underworld, and find your way up the mountains or out in the archipelago. There are lots of discoveries to be made, mysteries to unravel, creatures to confront, and weird characters to meet in this vibrant and colorful world.

Your actions play a major part in the unfolding of a story where End is coming to the New World. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided, in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down...
You are guided through the world by a Storyteller that narrates every step of your journey, but it’s your actions and choices that’ll decide how your story of survival ends.

We haven't seen an official release date for this one just yet, though the THQ Nordic website has a finalisation date of 30th November 2023, so we would hope to see the game come to the Switch later this year.

The absence of a Switch trailer makes it difficult to predict how the open world is going to be translated to Nintendo's smaller console, but for a reminder of what the game looked like on PS4 and Xbox One, you can check out the original launch trailer below.

Will you be picking up Biomutant on Switch? Let us know in the comments.