2K and Turtle Rock Studios Announce Evolve

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Saturday, January 25, 2014

2K Games has acquired the rights to an unnamed Turtle Rock Studios game during THQ’s bankruptcy sale, and now they have revealed just what that title is. Evolve is a multiplayer shooter for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows PC that will be multiplayer focused and have four human characters facing off against a monster controlled by another player. The game is set in the distant future on an alien world, and will have the human team in the first person perspective while the player controlling the monster has a third person view. Game Informer had an exclusive look at the game (check out a short interview clip below), but expect to hear and see much more about the game in the future as it is planned to release this fall.

New York, NY – January 14, 2014 – 2K and Turtle Rock Studios, creators of the cooperative shooter classic Left 4 Dead, today officially announced Evolve™, an all-new multiplayer shooter experience. First revealed exclusively on the cover of Game Informer magazine’s current February issue, Evolve will be available this fall for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

Evolve expertly blends cooperative and competitive multiplayer experiences as a team of four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster. Set on an alien planet in the distant future, gamers hunt their prey in adrenaline-pumping 4V1 matches. Players experience Evolve as a first-person shooter when playing cooperatively as the four hunters, while they control the monster in the third-person perspective, providing a gameplay experience unique to Evolve. In addition to revealing Evolve, Game Informer details Goliath, the first monster included in the game, and the first squad of four hunters, each with their own unique classes and abilities.

“Our philosophy is to build incredibly fun game experiences that we can’t find anywhere else,” said Chris Ashton, co-founder and design director at Turtle Rock Studios. “Evolve’s co-op vs. lone wolf formula has created some of the most intense multiplayer matches we’ve ever experienced.”

“Evolve will be a generation-defining multiplayer experience,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “As our first new IP for next-gen systems, 2K is working with Turtle Rock Studios to deliver a game that’s instantly entertaining and impossible to put down.”

Evolve is available for pre-order beginning today at participating retailers. Those who pre-order the game from participating retailers will be rewarded with the Monster Expansion Pack, which includes the Savage Goliath skin at launch and a new monster character as soon as it becomes available after Evolve is released. To see a list of retailers that you can pre-order Evolve from now, please visit www.evolvegame.com/preorder.

To learn more about Evolve, gamers can pick up the latest issue of Game Informer magazine or visit www.gameinformer.com/evolve throughout the month of January for an exclusive look at the game.

Evolve will be available in fall 2014 for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system and PC. Evolve is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on Evolve, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube and visit www.evolvegame.com.

 

About Evolve

From Turtle Rock Studios, creators of Left 4 Dead, comes Evolve, the next-generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster in adrenaline-pumping 4V1 matches. Play as the monster to use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill your human enemies, or choose one of four hunter classes (Trapper, Support, Assault and Medic) and team up to take down the beast on the planet Shear, where flora and fauna act as an adversary to man and monster alike. Level up to unlock new hunter or monster characters as well as upgrades, skins and perks. Earn your infamy on the leaderboards and become the apex predator.

2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

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