This game was released on February 10, 2015 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.
Evolve is a sci-fi themed asymmetric multiplayer FPS developed by Turtle Rock Studios (creators of Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead) and published by 2K Games. The game pits four Hunters against an alien Monster in various environments on Shear, a wild and dangerous planet that humanity is trying to colonize.
There are four Hunter classes in total (Assault, Support, Medic, and Trapper), with three different characters each. In addition to the class ability, every character possesses unique weapons and equipment of their own. Combining these and working as a team is crucial in order to achieve victory as a Hunter.
As for Monsters, there also are three, with more likely to come after launch. Each Monster has a unique play-style with different abilities which can be improved when the player consumes enough wildlife to evolve to the next Stage. Monsters can win the match by either killing all four Hunters, or evolving to Stage 3 and accomplishing a secondary objective (for example, destroying a power relay).
Pre-order Evolve to get the Monster Expansion Pack, which includes a Savage Goliath skin and an entirely new Monster character when it becomes available. In addition, the following retailers are offering exclusive bonuses:
- Amazon: Instant Hunter Pack lets you play as Hyde the Assault, Griffin the Trapper, Lazarus the Medic, or Bucket the Support immediately.
- GameStop: Exterminator Weapon Skin Pack contains new skins for Markov’s Lightning Gun, Maggie’s Machine Pistol, Hank’s Laser Cutter, and Val’s Anti-Material Rifle.
Kraken Interactive trailer
Kraken is one of the three Monsters available at launch, a flying beast with powerful lightning attacks. The following gameplay video lets you switch between the perspectives of each of the Hunters and the Kraken – make sure Youtube annotations are on, and then click the relevant icon.
Evolve is scheduled to be released on February 10, 2015 worldwide. The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows (PC) platforms; no cross-platform multiplayer is planned.