The devs at Funcom are up to something. As is their want, a new Funcom game teaser site has been launched into the wild of the internet, providing at least a cursory glance at the possible setting of the new title…and not a whole lot else.
The image above is from a website simply called “Countdown 2 Zero”. On the site is a picture of a ragtag bar of some sort, along with silhouettes of four characters: Pripp, Selma, Dux and Bormin. The bar itself also has its own segment, with only the words “Booze helps when coming back from the Zone, but it does not last…” as a clue.
The few details we can gather from the imagery seems to suggest a sort of Victorian-age working class dieselpunk setting, judging by the few discernible pieces of clothing worn by the four characters. There’s also some form of viral post-apocalyptic thing going on, as an icon on the website’s tab carries a biohazard symbol.
At first blush, there’s potential that this new game will be based on the Mutant Chronicles IP – one of the IPs that Funcom collected as part of a partnership they entered in to this past December.
The countdown on the website ticks down to four days and some change, referencing the reveal date of Wednesday, February 28th at approximately 9am EST.
Okay, so…Victorian dress with named characters putting up their feet after dealing with some form of awful biohazardous something or other in a place called The Zone. Certainly sounds like an interesting video game setting at least, but we’ll have to way for about a week before we really get to be excited. In the meantime, you’re welcome to join our speculation on this game in the comments below.