Left 4 Dead is one of the seminal co-op games of the past decade. It’d have been hot even if it didn’t have zombies. So 2K announcing the Evolve release date should be reason to perk your ears up if you haven’t already, because the co-op PS4 and Xbox One shooter is being developed by the same studio.
The Evolve release date is Oct. 21 across all countries and all platforms. In addition to having a PS4 and Xbox One version, Evolve will also see a release date on PC.
Everyone who pre-orders Evolve from participating retailers will receive at launch the Monster Expansion Pack, which includes the Savage Goliath skin, and a new monster character when available after Evolve is released. Click here to pre-order Evolve from Amazon.com.
Evolve blends cooperative and competitive multiplayer experiences as a team of four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster. I don’t know about you, but that player-controlled monster role sounds like something that’ll be fought over quite often among my Friends list.
Set on an alien planet in the distant future, Evolve tasks players with hunting their prey in adrenaline-pumping 4-on-1 matches. Evolve includes multiple monsters, hunters, game modes and more than a dozen maps.
When playing as the monster, gamers can use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill their human enemies. On the other side of the battle, players can choose one of four hunter classes (Trapper, Support, Assault and Medic) and team up to take down the beast on the planet Shear.
The player-controlled monster and squad won’t be facing-off solely against one another, though. On the planet Shear, flora and fauna act as an adversary to man and monster alike. Leveling-up will allow players to unlock new hunter or monster characters as well as upgrades, skins and perks.
Evolve is being developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which created Left 4 Dead and additional Left 4 Dead content, Left 4 Dead 2 and titles in the Counter-Strike universe including Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source.
That’s a good pedigree, and it’s why the Evolve release date should have your attention. It’s bound to get some more exposure at E3 in a few weeks, and in the months leading up to its Oct. 21 release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC.