Evolve Gets Release Date, Four New Hunters
Turtle Rock Studios not only announced a release date for Evolve this morning, they also revealed four new hunters that will be included in the 4-player co-op shooter.
Evolve will launch on October 21 for PC, PlayStation 4 and PC, 2K and Turtle Rock announced this morning. In addition to a release date, they also showed off screenshots and descriptions of the four new hunters.
Although the new hunters fall into the same four classes as the original hunters, they all have unique abilities that set them apart. Here’s the roster:
- Assault: Hyde packs a flamethrower that dishes out more damage than any weapon in the game, but also has a very short effective range. He completes his loadout with a minigun, toxic grenades, and a personal shield.
- Support: Bucket is a robotic character who can utilize guilded missiles and sentry turrets, and can even detach his own head to use it as an aerial drone. He also has a cloaking field to hide himself and other nearby hunters.
- Medic: Lazarus has a healing burst that replenished the health of nearby hunters, but isn’t as effective at healing as the original medic, Val. However, Lazarus does have one specialty – bringing hunters back to life. If he revives you, you’ll get back in the action faster. He also packs a personal cloak to help him get around safely.
- Trapper: Maggie carries a harpoon to immobilize the monster, and also brings along her trapjaw pet, Daisy. Daisy will track the monster, and can also revive downed teammates.
These new hunters sound intriguing, but we’ll need to get more hands-on time with Evolve to see if it can overcome the reservations we had during our PAX East play session. Still, it’s nice to see Turtle Rock delivering on the new additions, and not locking them behind a DLC paywall.
We’ll be getting our hands on Evolve at E3 next month, so we’ll have much more from the show. Until then, here are some new screenshots featuring the new hunters.