Evolve begins the hunt on October 21

Evolve, the four-versus-one co-op shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, is officially set to hit PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 21, 2014. The game pits a squad of multi-role hunters against a single, hulking alien beast with a whole mess of armor and health. All five are controlled by human players, and the result is a uniquely satisfying asymmetrical combat balance. Publisher 2K Games must have a lot of faith in this new game from the Left 4 Dead studio, releasing the game in the late-October/early-November window typically reserved for top franchise releases.

Related: Evolve review

Those that pre-order the game will receive the Monster Expansion Pack, which includes a Savage Goliath skin (an alternate look for the only playable monster announced so far) and “a new monster character when available after Evolve is released.” We’ll likely hear more about the game when it puts in an appearance at E3 next month.

Keep an eye out for a new hands-on preview for Evolve later today. All we’ll say for now is that Turtle Rock appears to have another winner on its hands.

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