Publisher 2K Developer Turtle Rock Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release October 21
Turtle Rock’s four-on-one shooter splices Left 4 Dead’s teamplay with a ’50s monster movie, asking a pack of hunters to fell a single mighty beast. Matches are tense affairs where predator and prey often trade places, the monster on the run at first, but a terror if it can feed enough to advance to its final stage. E3 saw Turtle Rock reveal the second creature of three, the Cthulhu-esque Kraken, as well as variations on the Trapper, Support, Assault and Medic classes. The Kraken is a mid-range Titan, able to fly and hurl down lightning and vortices before closing in for the kill with spiky tentacles. Maggie, meanwhile, is a Trapper with a bloodhound, which can sniff out the beast when it goes to ground, and Support robot Bucket has a UAV as well as a sentry gun. The potential for interplay between the full set of 12 hunters bodes well.