2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced that Evolve is expanding today with the launch of a host of downloadable content including the fourth playable Monster, Behemoth, four new playable Hunters, a free Observer Mode and more. Those who own Evolve but do not purchase Behemoth or the four new Hunters can still play against or alongside these new characters online and against them offline, adding depth and replayability for the entire Evolve community without dividing players based on what additional content they own. Additionally, a free Observer Mode means more new content for all Evolve players to enjoy.
Evolve’s new Monster and Hunters are unique in appearance and abilities. Behemoth is a tank of a Monster that becomes a giant, destructive boulder and rolls through the environment for quick traversal. Behemoth is free for those who pre-ordered Evolve from participating retailers as part of the Monster Expansion Pack, and is available separately for $14.99.
Four new Hunters also join the Evolve lineup: Torvald, a cyborg Assault character with a mortar cannon for an arm; Crow, a Trapper with a pet Batray for tracking Monsters; Slim, a genetically modified combat Medic; and Sunny, a Support character equipped with a mininuke grenade launcher. Each new Hunter expands the Evolve experience with new weapons, equipment, and abilities. The four Hunters are available as part of the Evolve Hunting Season Pass along with three Monster skins for $24.99. Each Hunter can also be purchased separately for $7.49.
Observer Mode is a free feature designed to provide the Evolve community with the tools to observe and add commentary to Evolve. Observer Mode allows a sixth user to passively enter a custom game in Evolve, enhancing any live streaming by seamlessly switching to view any of the five players. Observer Mode includes an informative HUD that updates in real time throughout the match, showcasing player health, survival odds, perks, the mini-map, and more.
Additionally, two free maps are available today exclusively, first on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and will be available for PC and PS4 on April 30, 2015. The Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry maps introduce two distinct environments and bring additional depth and replayability to the entire Evolve community free of charge.
Check out the new trailer and screenshots showing of all the new content here.