ANNO: Mutationem for PS4 Shows Seamless Switch Between 2D Platforming & 3D Exploration

ThinkingStars is continuing to reveal new gameplay of its upcoming cyberpunk PS4 game ANNO: Mutationem, showing its core visual feature.

Anno: Mutationem

ThinkingStars is continuing to reveal new gameplay of its upcoming cyberpunk PS4 game ANNO: Mutationem. 

This time around, we get to see an even more explicit example of the game’s clever switching between 2D and 3D gameplay.

The video showcases a platforming session which feels like 2D (even if it’s rendered in 3D), but then it seamlessly switches to 3D exploration gameplay. 

It looks really good, as you can see for yourself below.

If you’re unfamiliar with ANNO: Mutationem, it’s a  game in development by Chinese studio ThinkingStars announced last year and then showcased once again later in the summer. It was presented for PS4 under the umbrella of Sony’s China Hero Project.

Below you can read an official description:

“The developers of ANNO: Mutationem are composed of a bunch of veterans and youngsters full of enthusiasm in console game development field. With the combination of the pixel art style and the cyberpunk elements, those hardcore action game lovers strike up the world of ANNO: Mutationem.

ANNO: Mutationem set up a near future Metropolis after the catastrophy. Moreover, they’ve introduced the famous open-sourced work series “SCP Foundation” in to the world of ANNO: Mutationem, to mix the creative ideas of authors from all over the world.

After the release of the concept video of ANNO: Mutationem, the project quickly gained a lot of attention and support from a large number of players. And the continual communication and interaction with the players is also a typical feature of the ANNO: Mutationem team in their develop procedure.

From the abandoned ruins of a former giant city to the bustling street in the Metropolis. The developers of ANNO: Mutationem hope to provide a refreshing combat experience and rich exploration in the world of ANNO: Mutationem.”

If you’d like to see more you can check out more gameplay, another look, a third, and some screenshots showcasing the game’s RPG elements.


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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.