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New S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-Inspired FPS Promises A Radioactive Battle Royale With Wolves

by Jacob Geller on Jun 07, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Vostok Games isn't the first developer to jump on the battle royale bandwagon, but it might be the first to feature irradiated wolves alongside the standard 100 players. 

Fear the Wolves takes place among the wastes of Chernobyl, adding S.T.A.L.K.E.R. staples like hallucinations to the now-classic battle royale formula. Players will parachute into the radioactive wastes with only a fireaxe to help them scavenge the surrounding world for better gear. 

Fear the Wolves adds a couple unique twists to the genre. To win, players have to rush for the evac chopper; it's the only ticket out of Chernobyl, and it's only got one spare seat. Vostok also said that the titular wolves are just "the first of our mutants to be revealed." Apparently, all sorts of wildlife will be present to throw a wrench in players' carefully laid plans.

Early access begins this summer on PC, with a planned console release further down the road. 

Our Take

There's no lack of battle royale games to choose from, but S.T.A.L.K.E.R. certainly has its hardcore fans. Provided the final game lives up to the presentation in this trailer, it'll be cool to have a more horror-themed brawl.