Atomic Heart new gameplay features a mini-boss fight, exploration, and Mick Gordon

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Aug 12, 2020 2:30 PM
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The highly anticipated Russian immersive sim Atomic Heart just got some brand new fresh gameplay with a mini-boss fight, and if you were wondering why that music sounds familiar, well… that’s because it’s the one and only Mick Gordon. The gameplay itself shows a mix of combat and exploration, ending in the miniboss fight with a creature known as a Plyush.

Unfortunately the game is entirely in Russian at the moment, and no one has yet to translate the in-game dialogue and subtitles yet, so we have no idea what kind of hilarious Russian banter is going on (at least, I assume it’s some sort of banter). You can check out the complete 7 minutes of 4K gameplay for Atomic Heart below:

It’s nice to see that the game has gotten a significant upgrade in quality, as the UI has clearly been improved, as well as combat and it at least seems to be running at a stable performance… most of the time.

What I can’t get over though is that crazy spinning saw weapon, which I initially thought was just a bat with saw blades attached to it until, well, you know, that happened and the player was suddenly able to control the saw blades in mid-air like some futuristic telekinesis. Also that android at the start had a mustache, and I have no idea how to feel about that.

As to what that weird creature actually was? Well according to Mundfish: “it's an organic enemy which might just be a product of some secret governmental deeds,” the developers recently told the press. “Who knows? You'll have to find out. Maybe it's a pure jelly.” Ah, always playing coy there Mundfish, I see.

Atomic Heart is expected to launch sometime in 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

What did you think? Are you excited for Atomic Heart? What impressed you the most in the gameplay video? And what would you like to see next time? Let us know!

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17:21 Aug-13-2020

I understood the russian language to a decent extent and it actually sounds authentic to me to play that way, since...you know... the game is based in alternate USSR :D


For example, at the start the guy asks if the display pieces won't come to life and is told by...his companion..?..that they are usually disconnected from power.
As another example, the bot with the mustache, according to the display info, is a lab helper/hand for delicate/precision tasks and is able to replace humans for work in dangerous conditions/with dangerous equipment.

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17:32 Aug-13-2020

And if I understood it correctly, in the whale section he asks what's in the canisters and gets told it's detected organic objects suspended in a special gel that can sustain their life (something along those lines). The display info is blurry, but the top reads "project gel" and the wall reads "experimental medical complex".


It then goes like this:
Guy: "Understood...they left a snack..."
Companion: "I suppose you won't be trying out the taste..?"
Guy (looking at the whale organs): "It looks...not very appetizing..."

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23:53 Aug-12-2020

I'm excited for this game. it looks really fun

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22:07 Aug-12-2020

Man i remeber playing the demanding technical demo a few years ago, they have improved a lot, specially on the perfomance part, the conecpt looks really cool and that bat with blades is sick af

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15:56 Aug-12-2020

Thats some solid melee combat ..but a little bit of Gunplay could have been shown .

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17:22 Aug-13-2020

There are other videos on their channel showing it.

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