Evolve is a polarising game at the moment -- so much so our promised review is still only three-quarters done because the game's full potential just hasn't been put on the table yet (we're thinking post-mortem write-up at this stage). But as promised the team at Turtle Rock Studios is delivering on post-release content, and the first major drop coming this March 31 is looking very big.
A new monster named Behemoth will be made available, as well a new group of hunters and two new maps.
Evolve’s new Monster and Hunters are unique in appearance and abilities. Behemoth is a tank of a Monster that becomes a giant, destructive boulder and rolls through the environment for quick traversal. Behemoth is free for those who pre-ordered Evolve from participating retailers as part of the Monster Expansion Pack, and is available separately for $22.95. For complete details on Behemoth, visit: this link here.
Four new Hunters also join the Evolve lineup: Torvald, a cyborg Assault character with a mortar cannon for an arm; Crow, a Trapper with a pet Batray for tracking Monsters; Slim, a genetically modified combat Medic; and Sunny, a Support character equipped with a mininuke grenade launcher. Each new Hunter expands the Evolve experience with new weapons, equipment, and abilities. The four Hunters are available as part of the Evolve Hunting Season Pass along with three Monster skins** for $33.45. Each Hunter can also be purchased separately for $11.25. For complete details on these four new Hunters, visit: this link here.
Two new maps bring additional depth and replayability to the entire Evolve community free of charge. The Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry maps introduce two distinct environments and add exciting new campaign effects to Evacuation, a unique experience that combines the full array of maps, modes, Hunters, and Monsters into a single dynamic campaign, offering near-limitless variety. The free Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry maps will be available first for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, on March 31, 2015, and will be available for Windows PC and PlayStation®4 system on April 30, 2015. For complete details on these new maps, visit: this link here.
Getting the new maps for free is obviously a nice bonus and also doesn't lock anyone out of the base game, but you're effectively paying more than $50 for content for a game that's only been out a short while, though a lot of work has clearly gone into the add-on, it's definitely a talking point.
If you're still playing Evolve, will you be picking this stuff up come March 31?
Check out a batch of new screens for the content below.