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Evolve

Learn How To Play Five Of Evolve’s Game Modes
by Mike Futter on Dec 03, 2014 at 01:00 AM
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
Release:
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

2K Games and Turtle Rock have delivered a heap of new Evolve footage and screenshots. Everything kicks off with a story trailer focused on the game’s Evacuation mode. You and your team need to get civilians off the planet Shear before the monsters overrun you.

This story trailer also includes two sneak peeks at a new monster. The Wraith is first seen in a suspension tank. Later, you see it teleport in for a brutal slash. Don’t blink.

This mode takes place over five rounds (separated as days in the game). At the end of each, a new map effect will be introduced that will impact the battlefield and potentially turn the tide.

Evacuation will be playable in the open beta this January on Xbox One. More details on specific timing are coming soon.

In addition to the Evacuation assets, 2K has shared with us the in-game tutorial videos for five of the modes. If you’ve played Evolve at an event or in the alpha, you’ve experienced Hunt mode. Four hunters face off against one monster in a fight to the finish.

Nest tasks hunters with destroying monster eggs. The player in control of the big guy must protect the eggs (and can hatch one to fight by its side). The game is over when one side is defeated or the eggs have been scrambled.

Rescue turns the tables, with hunters working to find, revive, and escort survivors to escape zones. The monster must obliterate the other team or a majority of civilians to win.

Finally, Defend tasks hunters with protecting an escape vessel full of civilians. The alpha monster has the aid of smaller beasts as it tries to destroy the fueling station (and the ship connected to it). Doing so wins the day, but the hunters can either survive the refueling or take out the alpha to succeed.

Evolve is out on February 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more, check out our coverage from the February 2014 issue