“Evolve” for the PS4, Xbox One and PC is taking a unique approach to the online multiplayer experience. The game will pit four human hunters against a single, evolving alien beast. 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios announced Friday that it plans to highlight this uniqueness with a set of trailers made from the perspective of all five player characters in the game.
“On April 24th experience #4v1 as both the Hunters and the Monster in an interactive, multi-channel trailer featuring footage from every perspective of a full match of Hunt!” Turtle Rock posted on the game’s Facebook page. The post came with the accompanying teaser trailer that you can see above.
The trailer walks through the hunters – trapper, assault, support and medic – as well as the alien monster. “Evolve” takes players to an alien planet where the four hunters attempt to kill the monster win. Conversely, the monster tries to either kill the four hunters or complete a secondary objective such as destroying the human base or power plant.
Each character, both human and monster, will have unique abilities to aid them in their task. However, the monster can become stronger by killing smaller creatures before eventually reaching a cocoon-like stage before emerging as an even deadlier adversary.
While the human characters have all been revealed, the only version of the monster revealed so far has been the “Goliath”. It was featured at PAX East this past week where Turtle Rock revealed that players will be able to assign points to different monster abilities to increase the variance in what the hunters should expect. The monster player could pour all of his points into fire-breathing and making it deadly to take on at a distance, for example, or go for a more balanced approach by investing points across fire-breathing, ground pounding, rock throwing and the other abilities.
The game definitely has a multiplayer bent but Turtle Rock Studios promises a single-player campaign. Specific details on what that entails will have to wait though.
“Evolve” is currently slated for release sometime during the third quarter of 2014 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. That’s between the months of July and September.