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Here’s a fresh look at Atomic Heart, from The Game Awards

Looking absolutely gorgeous in it’s latest look, is Focus Entertainment and Mundfish’s long-awaited Atomic Heart. Check out the new trailer.

Try and keep up

Atomic Heart has, of course, been a long time coming. The first-person shooter was first announced in 2017 (I think), before vanishing and subsequently reemerging with a vengeance (and looking around a hundred times better) in 2021.

Set in an alternate history version of a post-WWII world, Atomic Heart sets up a pretty unique vision of the 1950’s. Namely, one where Soviet Russia is a technological superpower, where machines and man live in harmony. Well, for a while. Then things get… less, uh, good.

Here’s the latest look at what sure seems to be one of the odds on best-looking shooters of 2023:

Atomic Heart takes you to the 1950s, in an alternate history where servant robots became a reality. Humans and their robots seem to live in harmony, but when a sudden rebellion strikes, machines and other shrouded experiments have to be stopped from taking over…

That’s where you come in, engaging in visceral, spectacular combat against AI on the brink of madness, unsightly mutants, and bloodthirsty machines that roam the lands, searching for prey. Adapt your fighting style, combine your skills and resources, use the environment, and upgrade your equipment to overcome challenges and eradicate the evil.

Focus Entertainment press release

Retro-future, in a box or 4

Along with the above look, today also brought word of four editions of Atomic Heart that’ll be hitting retail. Yes, four of them. They range from the standard to the deluxe, with two of them packed up with the Atomic Pass (the game’s season pass).

  • Limited Edition Bundle, exclusive to the Focus Entertainment Store, which includes the base game, a Steelbook®, a metal poster and the official artbook designed by Mundfish
  • Standard Edition, which includes the base game
  • Gold Edition, which includes the base game and the Atomic Pass
  • Premium Edition, which includes the base game, the Atomic Pass, an exclusive digital artbook and extra cosmetics

Just to quickly explain that Atomic Pass, fans can look for a set of four DLC’s to be a part of that. Those will include quite a bit too, with new areas, as well as “weapons, enemies, bosses, and more”. Oh, and speaking of DLC, if you pick up any of the above editions you’re in for a little of that for free, in the form of the “Labour & Science weapon skin pack”.

Look for Atomic Heart to land on Xbox and PlayStation platforms, as well as the PC on February 21st, 2023.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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