2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios have announced today that one new Monster and four new Hunters are coming to Evolve, the 4-on-1 PVP shooter where 4 hunters group up to take down a single player Monster. These may be purchased individually or as part of the “Hunting Season 2” pack. All five new characters will be made available by March 31, 2016, however the first new character, Lennox, an assault-class character will be made available next week on June 23, when the Hunting Season 2 pack becomes available for purchase on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Lennox will be the first Hunter in Evolve to utilize a melee attack. Surrounded by her ‘Thunderchild’ mechanized suit, Lennox is equipped with a Plasma Lance that deals heavy damage in close combat. In addition to the lance, Lennox also has an Autocannon and Thunder Strike attacks outside of melee range at her disposal.
Chris Ashton, co-founder and design director at Turtle Rock Studios has stated: ‘The new Monster and Hunters coming to Evolve in Hunting Season 2 are some of the most unique characters our team has created… Each of these characters introduces combat mechanics that are brand new to the Evolve gameplay experience.’
As an added incentive to purchase the pack rather than the characters individually, those who buy the pack will also receive an additional exclusive skin with the launch of each of the five new included playable characters.