It's hard not to be hyped for Atomic Heart if you are a fan of the Bioshock franchise, as the upcoming immersive sim wears its influences proudly on its sleeve. And while the former's alt-history Soviet setting is worlds away from the nightmarish libertarian dystopia that is Rapture, it looks like there will be a lot to love in this new adventure.

As a part of IGN's First preview coverage, we got a bunch of new gameplay and, of course, impressions of the game itself, and we learned a lot about what lies in store for us when the game launches on this scribe's own birthday, 21st February.

Featuring a 20+ hour campaign, wildly imaginative enemy design, and the sort of retro-futurist tech that was previously the province of the Fallout series, all set in a semi-open world replete with cars, zip lines and innumerable hostile machines. Atomic Heart is shaping up to be much more than simply Bioshock in Russia, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

What do you think of this latest look at Atomic Heart? Will you make time for this adventure during the stacked first half of 2023? Let us know in the comments section below.