Developer The Bearded Ladies’ 2018 effort Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden was a bit of a tactical treat, combining X-COM-like strategy with a wonderfully engaging cast of post-apocalyptic misfits. And it looks like the studio is preparing to do it all again in its latest endeavour, Corruption 2029 – only this time without the anthropomorphic beasts.
Corruption 2029, which, surprisingly, is due to arrive later this month on PC, unfurls in the far-flung future of nine years from now. Players, commanding a squad of heavily augmented soldier types, must creep (or explode) their way across a dystopian America, searching out the mysterious corruption that’s turned the country into a war-ravaged wasteland.
According to its developer, Corruption’s turn-based, cover-based tactical combat (which promises an array of distinct weapons and skills) will – much like Mutant Year Zero – be enhanced by a fair old dollop of stealth. Violence, it says, mightn’t always be the preferable approach to an encounter, and exploring environments undetected, scoping out vantage points, could dramatically improve the chances of success.