Atomic Heart is looking more and more like this generation’s answer to Bioshock. The game, which was originally announced back in 2017, is set in a deformed version of the soviet union and aims to deliver brutal combat with makeshift weapons and gorgeous visuals. The latest trailer is everything we could hope for and shows off combat, disgusting-looking enemies and some fancy NVIDIA ray-tracing.
Atomic Heart seems to be a blend of Bioshock and Fallout at this rate. While we still know very little about it, the game has definitely sparked interest in the gaming industry with its dense atmosphere, unique setting and freakish enemies.
According to the official description on Steam, “it follows all things that could have happened in the reality of the USSR but didn’t.” Players take the role of Soviet Special Duty KGB officer who explores levels themed around Russian outdoor landscapes, secret labs and bunkers.
Atomic Heart is an action RPG game. The story is about all the things that could have happened in the reality of the USSR but didn’t. Technical revolution has already occurred, robots, the Internet, holograms have already been invented, but all these innovations are immersed in the atmosphere of communism, imperialism and confrontation with the West. The protagonist of the game, a Soviet Special Duty KGB officer, ends up at one of the Complexes of the Facility 3826 during a massive robot control system malfunction. The game world consists of huge open-world regions full of lush Soviet nature and less spacious territories of the Facility complexes with its secret underground and above-ground labs, bunkers and robotic logistics systems. Most of the enemies are a variety of machines produced at the Facility. Each robot was originally made to serve the needs of the Soviet industry or to help Soviet citizens in a daily life. The robots are implemented with a combat program that should be activated in case of a war.
Atomic Heart is planned to release on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The latest trailer is all about the PC enhancements and although Mundfish has yet to reveal a release window for Atomic Heart, it is looking mighty fine. Check out the trailer down below.