After months of teasing trailers and marketing campaigns, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have released ‘Evolve,’ a new 4v1 shooter that offers four Hunters a chance to bring-down a single-player controlled Monster. The game released this morning, available on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC.
“2K and Turtle Rock Studios did a remarkable job delivering such a creative and ambitious game,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Evolve is an innovative and highly replayable experience that will define this console generation for years to come.”
Evolve isn’t just an online game, it does offer a lot of content for the offline fan as well. Starting with three playable Monsters, players can also choose between 12 playable Hunters across four unique classes. Players will also get to choose between four game modes, and have 16 maps to choose from as well.
Evolve also includes Evacuation, a unique experience that combines the full array of maps, modes, Hunters, and Monsters into a single dynamic campaign offering near-limitless variety. In Evacuation, players choose a side – Monster or Hunter – and play through a series of five matches, where the outcome of each match directly impacts the next, totaling over 800,000 possible gameplay combinations for ultimate replayability.
When choosing the the Monster, players will have savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill your human enemies. The four Hunter classes include (Trapper, Support, Assault and Medic) and will be deployed on planet Shear, “where flora and fauna act as an adversary to man and Monster alike,” according to the developers. Level up to unlock new Hunter or Monster characters as well as upgrades, skins, and perks.
“Our philosophy is to build incredibly fun game experiences that we can’t find anywhere else, and we’ve achieved that with Evolve,” said Chris Ashton, co-founder and design director at Turtle Rock Studios. “After years of iteration and playing the game every day, Evolve is a polished and balanced experience for players to enjoy online, cooperatively with friends against AI, or completely alone offline.”