Turtle Rock releases new hunter for Evolve Stage 2

A new hunter coupled with a move to free-to-play has infused Turtle Rock's troubled shooter with new life.


Turtle Rock Studios and publisher 2K have announced Electro Griffin, a brand-new hunter for Evolve Stage 2, the free-to-play version of Evolve.

Electro Griffin offers a twist on Evolve's original harpoon hunter. As you might expect, his arsenal consists of electricity-based weapons such as the Laser Storm, an SMG-style move that slows movement speed, and a harpoon gun called the Final Lockdown.

"Infused with face melting, chord ripping, riff shredding sonic disrupter energy, the Final Lockdown, when held on a target, will damage and lockdown any movement the Monster had planned on making," per the announcement. "Be on the lookout for the personally altered acoustics that Electro Griffin has requested were necessary to melt the faces of anyone who stood in his way"

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    July 21, 2016 12:55 PM

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      July 21, 2016 4:39 PM


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        July 21, 2016 7:24 PM

        Sometimes it's best for a dev/publisher to realize something just didn't work out and put it to rest and move on...

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          July 22, 2016 4:28 AM

          Really? I'm glad they gave this another shot, you're really painting extended developer support as a bad thing? So many multiplayer games get left to die. I know this is partly commercially motivated, but it's also trying to keep it alive for the players who enjoy it. Surely you can see that's a better result, even if you're not a fan of the game.

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          July 22, 2016 4:31 AM

          Better than Doom and Battleborn at least. Still looks like going F2P hasn't given it the shot in the arm they were after.

          People like to dick on this game, but if Turtle Rock goes under it'll be a massive shame. They're still a fine studio who did genre-breaking work on Left4Dead. They tried something new here and it didn't work out - would you rather they did a safe me-too modern military shooter instead?

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            July 22, 2016 5:32 AM

            The devs tried something new, which I'm all for. And then sales/marketing/management promptly shot their collective selves in the face with the way it was marketed. I'm not dicking on the game -- I'm dicking on the way the game was sold, which has nothing to do with the development cycle.

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              July 22, 2016 5:33 AM

              Oh sure. Even DLC fiasco aside, the marketing on this wasn't amazing.

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            July 22, 2016 5:40 AM

            DOOM MP sucks arse, though.

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              July 22, 2016 5:42 AM

              This is also true. The difference between the single and multi is staggering.

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          July 22, 2016 4:34 AM

          that's insane, we couldn't even find games at some point in the first week (we had a 4 player group and thus only needed a "monster")

          good on them!

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