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Here's over 20 minutes of Evolve's Kraken


12:45 PM on 08.07.2014



When I think about the multiplayer games that I really enjoy, one immediately comes to mind: Turtle Rock Studios' Left 4 Dead. In a sea of samey competitive multiplayer titles, something about that particular game really worked for me. It stressed the importance of teamwork and watching each other's backs in the face of overwhelming odds.

So, needless to say when I first heard rumors about the studio's newest project after leaving Valve, it had my full attention. I've tried to avoid most of the official PR regarding Evolve, waiting for something a bit more candid to be released before getting my hopes up. Well, the wait is finally over. YouTuber jackfrags has released what he states is unscripted footage of the game being played on PC. In the video, he offers a lot of interesting tidbits about it and how some of the mechanics and character classes actually work.

From what I've seen here, any concerns that I had about the asymmetric multiplayer have been quelled. Still, with the announcement that Evolve is being delayed until early 2015 a lot could change. What do you think? Does the footage live up to your expectations?








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8:00 PM on 03.24.2015
One of Evolve's monsters gets nerfed in new patch

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3:30 PM on 03.19.2015
Evolve's new bug man character is just the best

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12:30 PM on 03.12.2015
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10:00 AM on 03.06.2015
Play Evolve this weekend, earn a special gold monster skin

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8:30 AM on 03.05.2015
Evolve is getting a free 'Observer Mode,' I'm surprised it's not DLC

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5:30 PM on 02.17.2015
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7:30 PM on 02.13.2015
Review: Evolve

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3:00 PM on 02.10.2015
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8:30 AM on 02.10.2015
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4:15 PM on 02.09.2015
Evolve sure has a lot of skin DLC at launch

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