After years of waiting, the Biomutant release date is only a few weeks away and the game is building launch hype with a wonderfully silly shoutout — a special Biomutant Star Wars trailer has been released — and it looks awfully familiar.
Biomutant is an open-world, post-apocalyptic RPG featuring a furry little dude as your main character. Also, he can do some kickass kung fu moves. Developed by Experiment 101 and published by THQ Nordic, it was first announced nearly four years ago. It's been quite a long wait and quite a few people doubted that it might ever come out, but the release date was finally locked in for later this month.
Now, Biomutant is in that critical time where it's building up hype on the road to launch, and Experiment 101 has cooked up something pretty cool for a very special day: May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day. Have a gander at the Biomutant Star Wars trailer!
How BioMutant Star Wars Trailer Pays Tribute to a Classic Film Franchise
The Biomutant Star Wars trailer strongly evokes the legendary trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh core film in the long-running franchise that was revealed more than five years ago. Much like Biomutant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had a lot of hype behind it, largely because it had been a very long time since we had seen a new Star Wars film.
While not quite a shot-for-shot remake, Biomutant's new trailer strongly evokes the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. The opening scenes are fairly similar, both of which feature the main character in robes walking through a desert. A couple of scenes of vehicles gliding over water are recreated, and both the trailer's text and logo are pretty clear shout-outs to Star Wars. The music for the new Biomutant trailer sounds pretty close to the trailer music for The Force Awakens, too.
There is, however, one tiny downside — while the trailer itself is certainly cool, we don't really see much in the way of new gameplay or story reveals. That's okay, though — we're sure to get another trailer or two in the lead-up to the game's release date later this month!
When is the Biomutant Release Date?
The Biomutant release date is May 25, 2021 — that's just a few weeks away! It won't be too much longer before we can get our hands on this cool new open-world RPG. Sadly, there's still not yet any news on a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S edition
If you're looking for a new open-world game to play with a lot of styles, you can pre-order Biomutant via its official website starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent. And if you have a hankering for watching a Star Wars movie, you can buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Amazon for 55% off as part of the site's Star Wars Day sale — or you can just watch it on Prime Video.
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What do you think of the Biomutant Star Wars trailer? Do you think Experiment 101's upcoming game can live up to four years of hype? Let us know in the comments below!