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Evolve has a new monster and a new version of the game

Ultimate Edition confirmed
Oct 29
It seems like not many hunters are still trying to take down the monsters of Evolve. It came and went in February, and not many peeps have been made since then. Developer Turtle Rock Studios is still trying to breathe life i...

Evolve Ultimate Edition spotted on Amazon

Coming out November 3, 2015, apparently
Oct 06
Another day, another (accidental?) reveal of a game on an online retail store.  Twitterer Wario64 spotted listings for Evolve Ultimate Edition on Amazon. The game -- retailing for $60 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 -- is slated to release on November 3, 2015.

Turtle Rock gives the lamest PR answer about Evolve's pre-order DLC

'We understand [it] was confusing'
Sep 08
Evolve's pre-order campaign was, without hyperbole, a shitshow. Jordan weighed in when the game was first announced, and opined that it was way too early to pre-order the game. By the time it released, there was more than $60...

Who wants to try Evolve for free?

PS4 players are excluded. Sorry!
Sep 01
If you've been on the fence about Evolve, here's your chance to try-before-you-buy -- developer Turtle Rock Studios is making the game free to play on PC and Xbox One this coming weekend (that's September 4 and 5, 2...

Does anyone care that Evolve is getting a new hunter on August 11?

Check out the cringeworthy hunter nerd
Aug 06
The cringeworthy video above features the Skyrim-esque hunter Jack, who is releasing alongside Evolve's Hunt 2.0 update this coming Tuesday, August 11. The update will include improvements to Hunt mode's matchmaking, revampe...

Evolve's free new Arena Mode forgoes the foreplay

You're out of a job, Trapper
May 26
As a hunter, my experience with Evolve often involved catching a glimpse of the beast, giving chase, and then losing its zigzagging trail ad infinitum until it came back all beefed up to wipe us out. If only there were some w...

Some metal bands, not the Castle Crashers devs, play Evolve DLC

Well, that's a disappointment
Apr 17
A video with a misleading title led me to accidentally watch an Evolve DLC video. "Behemoth plays Behemoth" is less Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, and more metal bands I've never heard of. But, if you're looking for fantastic insight and well-thought-out critique such as "I loved killing them; they were pissing me off," and "It's pretty much like being on-stage," then do I ever have the video for you.

Review: Evolve: The Hunt Evolves Update

Caught in a snare
Mar 31
More than a month ago Evolve came out to tepid reactions and muted fanfare. Today's release of the game's first major content update, delivering on the Hunting Season Pass and the pre-order Monster Expansion Pack, might have ...

Game News Haikus: Bloodborne, Grand Theft Auto V, Evolve, and more

Zen distilled stories
Mar 30
This week I was tempted to do all Bloodborne all the time, because we had so many Bloodborne stories go up that got a ton of attention. Instead, I collected them all into one little Bloodball and turned the abundance in...

One of Evolve's monsters gets nerfed in new patch

The Wraith sees significant changes amidst larger rebalancing effort
Mar 24
Evolve is being rebalanced, Turtle Rock Studios revealed today. In response to player feedback, the developer is making a myriad of alternations to the asymmetrical shooter's cast of characters, the most significant of which ...

Evolve's new bug man character is just the best

Because he's a bug, man
Mar 19
What a magnificent specimen. Slim, a medic, is one of the four hunters joining Evolve across all platforms on Tuesday, March 31. There's also the "half-human walking tank" Torvald (assault), the hermit Crow (trapper) with his...

Evolve's free map DLC is doing that 'Xbox first' thing

Two Broken Hill maps incoming
Mar 12
It's great to see free maps in a multiplayer-centric game like Evolve, but -- there just had to be a but -- timed platform exclusivity? Considerably less good. When the maps Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry debut on M...

Play Evolve this weekend, earn a special gold monster skin

A skin that's not paid DLC? Well I'll be
Mar 06
There's a special gold skin for the Goliath, Kraken, and Wraith hidden within Evolve's code. It was previously only available for developers, but now, players will have a chance to nab it. All you have to do is play Evolve&nb...

Evolve is getting a free 'Observer Mode,' I'm surprised it's not DLC

All platforms
Mar 05
I've been playing Evolve off-and-on for the past few weeks, and I have to say I agree with Nic's middling review. I mean, I saw the warning signs very early after having a string of very boring matches, but I decided to...

Last week's top stories, now in handy haiku form

Game news nirvana
Feb 17
This past weekend I was up late and feeling loopy, and some haikus about a Flash game nobody cares about fell out of that state. Struck with inspiration, I thought, "Why can't all news be digested 17 syllables at a time?" Th...

Review: Evolve

A tamed beast
Feb 13
Trying to pin down my exact thoughts on Evolve has been trickier than pinning down any kind of prey the game has thrown at me. I was cautious with my initial impressions of the game earlier this week, noting an uneven play ex...

Evolve's launch trailer means hunting season's open

That goes for both sides
Feb 10
Some hunt for sport. Others hunt for sustenance. And, in the case of Evolve, everyone hunts because the other side is doing their damnedest to kill you. However, just because the hunt's starting today, it doesn't mean that w...

Review in Progress: Evolve

Red in tooth and claw
Feb 10
If you didn't know Turtle Rock Studios was the brains behind 2008's Left 4 Dead, you could probably guess as much after a few hours with its latest game, Evolve. The zombies might be gone in favor of giant monsters and lethal...

Evolve sure has a lot of skin DLC at launch

Roughly $60 worth
Feb 09
Evolve is nearly upon us, and a few of us have access to the game's pre-launch servers -- expect some impressions soon and a full review after we've tested the full version. When Evolve launches tomorrow, it wi...

Are you okay with picking up multiplayer-heavy games week one?

Sound off below
Feb 09
It's always been tough to judge the longevity of multiplayer games. Even growing up on PC titles with dedicated servers and devout fanbases, what's here today could be gone tomorrow, and many thriving online games have turned...

Where is our Evolve review?

It's another one of those games
Feb 09
Last night a few Evolve reviews were posted. Ours isn't ready just yet, though. 2K Games informed us that servers won't actually go live until later today, to prepare for the official launch. In other words, since we hav...

Why are so few of Evolve's characters female?

The creative director responds
Feb 08
Evolve will launch with twelve hunters: eight men, three women, and a robot, though it's referred to as a "he." Of the three female characters, two are medics (Val and Caira) and the other (Maggie) is a trapper. There are cur...

25% off next week's Evolve and June's Arkham Knight

DLC it up
Feb 07
The newsy deals this weekend are all on recently released and upcoming titles. Just yesterday, GMG relaunched its "VIP" sale (aka MSRP circumventing sale), where you'll see discounts on next Tuesday's Evolve and this summer's...

Evolve's live-action trailer is just teens playing hide and seek

Olly olly oxen free!
Feb 04
Let me go ahead and preemptively dash anyone's hopes that an Evolve live-action trailer might be cool in any conceivable way. It's just some teens running around in the woods with flashlights  -- basically a Friday...

Misanthropes rejoice: Evolve's solo mode is looking good

Watch both sides of solo Defend
Jan 29
Sometimes I am in the mood for good competitive multiplayer action, and thus far Evolve has looked like it will be up to that task. Other times, I'd rather not deal with other people, and that's okay with Turtle Rock's multi...

Drawstructoid: Predicting Evolve's unknown DLC monsters

Prognosticating the Destructoid way
Jan 21
Evolve is releasing with a few monsters and a handful of hunters, but more will be on the way through the magic of downloadable content. Some of the monsters are known entities, but others are complete mysteries. At least, to...

Evolve director on DLC: 'I don't like people thinking we're doing underhanded, dirty shit'

The push and pull of good intentions and capitalism
Jan 20
Evolve was peddling pre-order bonuses before its publisher had even shown off what the game looked like. A year later, we have a better idea what type of experience Evolve will offer when it releases next month. However, conc...

Monster mash! We're playing the Evolve beta

Come kill monsters with us
Jan 16
It's Friday--but I'm still writing Thursday on all my checks!!!--and things are lulling into weekend mode, so we figured it's as good a time as any to play some Evolve, which has a beta running this weekend. Two monsters, eig...

Turtle Rock defends Evolve's DLC, pre-purchase options

Videogames sure have gotten complicated
Jan 16
Turtle Rock studios co-founder Phil Robb took to the company's forums to address concerns about upcoming four-versus-one asymmetrical multiplayer title Evolve's numerous pre-purchase options and plans for downloadable co...

This monster is so big it could barely fit into Evolve

So they made him DLC
Jan 13
The Behemoth, Evolve's fourth monster, is a big boy. "He was literally made as large as we could make him," says developer Turtle Rock Studios. The dude is so big he can't even jump. Jumping is totally overrated, though. Lea...

Turns out Evolve's PC specs aren't the real monster

That's a nice change of pace
Jan 12
It's becoming a common trend that it requires an increasingly absurd PC to even think about running the latest triple-A games. Evolve is a slight reprieve from that. Prospective hunters won't necessarily need the latest ...

Pre-purchase Evolve on Xbox One, get the Wraith and four hunters early

If you don't like grinding, drop your $60 now!
Jan 09
Today 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios confirmed a bonus pre-purchase incentive for Evolve on Xbox One. If you pre-purchase the game before or during the Open Beta on Thursday, January 15, you'll be able to immediately p...

Evolve's intro cinematic is a clinic in smokin' stogies like a champ

They should've named this game 'Monster Hunter'
Jan 08
Evolve's opening cinematic is...well, it's pretty much everything you'd expect. It's a gussied-up version of the game as if it were being played like it's supposed to. You know, a team acting as a team instead of one guy run...

Turtle Rock Studios confirms offline mode for Evolve

I always suspected there was an 'I' in team
Dec 26
In a recent update on Turtle Rock Studio's Evolve blog, it was confirmed that the asymmetrical four-versus-one shooter will have an offline mode available for those who'd prefer to play the game solo. Thi...

Evolve launches open beta for Xbox One on January 15

Will be playable till launch
Dec 18
The first quarter of 2015 looks to be an exciting period for games. But one such title is looking to keep players satiated all the way till its release. After a successful closed alpha period, Evolve is gearing up for another...

Evolve offers a refreshingly robust and devious co-op experience

I'm gonna have me some fun
Dec 18
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Evolve, the new co-op shooter from Turtle Rock Studios. Helmed by the same developers of the original Left 4 Dead, fans have certainly been chomping at the bit for more information. Afte...

Evolve is about more than just monster hunting

You can scramble eggs, too!
Dec 03
"Hopefully, nobody has any questions about Hunt," Turtle Rock co-founder Chris Ashton said, his eyes darting around a cloistered room flush with press. "We've been talking about that forever!" Over the past several months, th...

Evolve's story trailer makes its monsters look more badass than ever

Introducing Evacuation
Dec 02
Everything we've seen of Turtle Rock's Evolve thus far has largely been without context -- two points of view ranging from "go kill that giant thing" to "go kill those four little people." This trailer isn't exactly wil...

Evolve 25% Off & Pre-Black Friday Weekend Deals

Wallet, its America time
Nov 22
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Update 1/23/15: The 25% off code is dead, but a new 20% off discount is live making decent discounts. See detail...

Hunt's off: Evolve alpha postponed on PS4

That's unfortunate
Oct 31
Bad news for monster hunters on PlayStation 4. The Evolve Big Alpha event has been postponed. The good news is that now your weekend is suddenly free again. Turtle Rock Studios posted an update on the Evolve site to...

Evolve's always different, and you'll see that in the Big Alpha

Almost endless possibilities
Oct 28
Back in May, I wrote a handy preview about how Turtle Rock Studios is striving for infinite replayability with Evolve. This interview with the developers has them going into detail in their own words about how tweaking almos...

That other Evolve alpha is coming Halloween weekend

October 30th through November 2nd
Oct 09
The hype for Evolve has died down for a bit. After tons of magazine covers, headline stories, previews, and hype for the alpha, we saw quite a lot of the game -- but ever since the delay, all has been quiet on the 2K fro...

You aren't at PAX? Let Max Scoville give you the tour

'This is so stupid!'
Aug 31
PAX Prime 2014 is winding down, but that doesn't mean those of us at home can't pretend like we are there, stalking Max Scoville as he roams the show floor. I was going to give a detailed play-by-play of the video here, but ...

There is another closed alpha for Evolve on the way

But you can get in it
Aug 30
Did you miss out on the closed alpha for Evolve last time it was around? Did you get to play it, but you want to play it more? If so, 2K and Turtle Rock are opening it up for another round of testing, dubbing it the "Big Alph...

See how mixing up Hunters in Evolve changes things up

Brand new map shown off
Aug 12
You want more Evolve? Well here you go. The latest trailer from gamescom shows off a mix up of the past Hunters that have been revealed, plus the squid face monster that the opposing players will take control of. All of this is shown on the new map Distillery.  This video is also eSports like whoa. 

Here's over 20 minutes of Evolve's Kraken

Cooperative multiplayer gaming evolved
Aug 07
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 wor...

Shoot: 2K pushes Evolve to February 2015

October's release schedule is now *slightly* less crazy
Aug 05
As part of its financial results, Take-Two Interactive announced that Turtle Rock Studios' cool-looking shooter Evolve has been pushed from an October release to February 10, 2015. In a statement, 2K said the additional time ...

Evolve built 'from the ground up' for DLC 'more so than any game ever before'

Big words from Turtle Rock
Jul 11
Turtle Rock co-founder Chris Ashton has some long term goals for Evolve, which includes supporting it with DLC "more so than any game ever before," he told OXM. "You know, in Left 4 Dead we could make new environments, b...

Go ahead and 3D print these Evolve figures, you early adopter

This is some pretty niche marketing
Jul 09
I have no idea what people with 3D printers do. Do they ever print more 3D printers? I'd probably print statues of myself because I'm extremely vain like that. I'd give one to all my neighbors, because I assume that they all...

Want in on the Evolve closed alpha? Here's your chance!

Act quickly!
Jul 03
Evolve is shaping up to be a pretty decent game. It won a bunch of awards at E3 including the Game Critics Awards' Best of Show. I played it in May and had a fantastic time with it. If you'd rather get your hands on it t...

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