Atomic Heart locks in an official release date for February 2023

Atomic Heart release date

The unreal shooter arrives early next year

Atomic Heart is locking in a date, after years of development and trailers. Mundfish’s surreal shooter Atomic Heart will launch on February 21, 2023.

The first-person shooter has been in development for a few years, blending its BioShock influence with Soviet imagery and surreal surroundings. Every trailer for it has looked pretty fascinating though, as the magic and machinery mix to make something that looks unique, at the very least.

Mundfish dropped a new trailer today alongside the date. You can find that below:

The new FPS is slated to hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It’s also headed to Xbox Game Pass.

Right to the heart of it

Atomic Heart is about a society where humans live in peace with their robot companions and servants. Well, at least until something goes wrong and the robots, well, turn on them.

Now, mutated robots are turning on their creators, and your protagonist Major P-3 is sent in to “minimize consequences” and secure classified info.

It looks like this plays out in a very frenetic manner, as your newfound robotic foes are pretty lethal. So Major P-3 gets some tools of their own, wielding powers through a special glove to wreak havoc.

Atomic Heart has had my eye for a while, both for the influences its drawing on and the incredible art style Mundfish is crafting. I dig the surreal, dystopian retro-future the team has imagined. Although I could do with fewer clowns.

We’ll see what the retro-future holds when Atomic Heart hits its launch date on February 21, 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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