NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced today that the Open Beta test for the much anticipated 4v1 shooter, Evolve™, is coming exclusively to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, January 15 – 19, 2015. Evolve is a next-generation shooter where four hunters face off against a single, player-controlled monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches. To date, Evolve has won more than 60 awards and editorial honors – making it the most critically acclaimed game coming in 2015 – and is the only game in history to earn the official E3 and Gamescom “Game of Show” awards in the same year.
From the moment the exclusive Xbox One Open Beta begins at 6AM ET on Thursday, January 15, players can experience Evolve’s core “Hunt” mode, while unlocking new Monsters and Hunters as they play. New Hunter and Monster characters unlocked in the Xbox One Open Beta will carry over to the final retail version of the game. Starting on January 17, Xbox One Open Beta players will gain exclusive access to Evacuation, Evolve’s dynamic campaign that combines the full array of maps and modes into a unique and highly replayable experience. Full details about the Xbox One Open Beta can be found on the official Evolve blog here: http://evolvegame.com/news/the-evolve-xbox-one-open-beta-is-coming.
2K and Turtle Rock Studios also announced the third playable Monster character today, as well as an all-new way to experience Evolve offline.
- Wraith – The third playable Monster character is a small, terrifying, stealthy assassin that is quick in her movements and has two exceptionally long blades to deal damage up close. Despite having the least amount of health and armor among Evolve’s Monsters, Wraith’s quick, warping movements allow her to dart around during battle to avoid taking damage. Full details about Wraith’s four abilities – warp blast, decoy, abduct, and supernova – including videos of Wraith in action can be found on the official Evolve blog here: http://evolvegame.com/news/wraith-the-third-evolve-monster-revealed.
- Offline Solo Experience – Every character, every map, and every mode in Evolve can be experienced entirely offline as a solo player competing against computer-controlled opponents. Whether playing as the Monster, or hot-swapping between an entire team of four Hunters, Evolve’s unique blend of 4v1 gameplay is particularly enjoyable alone when playing the dynamic campaign, Evacuation, which combines the full array of maps and modes into a highly replayable experience. Full details about Evolve’s Offline Solo Experience, including gameplay video, can be found on the official Evolve blog here: http://evolvegame.com/news/yes-there-is-an-offline-mode-for-evolve.
“2K and Turtle Rock Studios are creating much more than just a competitive multiplayer experience,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Evolve’s addictive and replayable 4v1 gameplay formula creates intense gaming moments whether you enjoy playing alone offline, cooperatively with friends against AI, or competitively against others online.”
Evolve will be available February 10, 2015 worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. Evolve is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Evolve, or the exclusive Xbox One Open Beta test, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube and visit http://www.Evolvegame.com.
From Turtle Rock Studios, creators of Left 4 Dead, comes Evolve, the highly anticipated shooter 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.
Those who pre-order the award-winning Evolve from participating retailers will receive the Monster Expansion Pack, which includes the fourth playable Monster character after Evolve is released, and the Savage Goliath skin at launch. To pre-order now, visit http://Evolvegame.com/preorder.
2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com.
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About Turtle Rock Studios
Founded in 2002, Turtle Rock Studios is an independent AAA game development studio based in Southern California. Turtle Rock Studios created the critically-acclaimed Left 4 Dead and has also developed additional content for Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 and titles in the Counter-Strike universe including Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source. Turtle Rock Studios is currently developing Evolve.
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