With the beta
for the upcoming Evolve
getting detailed, developer Turtle Rock Studios has now put their efforts toward revealing what a pre-order of the game will net eager gamers. Before we get into those details, however, it's important that we cover the other bit of new Evolve
news. This news would be the reveal of the game's fourth monster: Behemoth.
Behemoth, as it turns out, is huge. The development team even notes that he was "literally made as large as we could make him." Due to his massive size, he cannot leap or jump, but he can navigate the game's environments by rolling like a boulder. He can climb, too, but slowly.
The Behemoth is more than just a powerful punch, too, as he comes loaded with special skills:
Lava Bombs: Effective at short and long range, these mortar bombs shatter into fragments and continue to burn the area around them, including any Hunters who find themselves in the damage radius.
Rock Wall: Creates a large, semi-circular rock structure that either traps victims inside with Behemoth, or locks him away from attackers.
Tongue Grab: Behemoth uses his harpoon-like tongue to snatch a distant target and pull it into melee.
Fissure: A wave of destruction blasts out of Behemoth, fracturing the terrain and scalding and stunning everything in its path.
While he may seem near impossible for hunters to take down, there is a way. The Behemoth's size may be his biggest asset, but it also makes him a large target. Also, as noted above, climbing is a slow process for the Behemoth, thus leaving him prone to attacks.
How does one access the Behemoth? By purchasing him. If you've pre-ordered either Evolve
or the Evolve
Digital Deluxe Edition, they will include the "Monster Expansion Pack" for free. This pack includes the Behemoth and the Savage Goliath Skin. It will be released sometime this Spring. Behemoth can be purchased separately for $14.99 or regional equivalent.
Digital Deluxe Edition will include the game's "Evolve
Hunting Season Pass" and cost $79.99 or regional equivalent. The Season Pass, which can be purchased separately from the Digital Deluxe Edition for $24.99 or regional equivalent, includes the following:
- Includes four new playable Hunter characters available this spring, one in each class: Assault, Trapper, Medic, and Support
- Includes three Monster skins at launch, exclusive to the Evolve Hunting Season Pass: Magma Goliath, Magma Kraken, and Magma Wraith
Each individual hunter can be purchased for $7.49. The Season Pass does NOT include Behemoth as that's part of a separate expansion.
You can pre-load the beta right now, and those of you who pre-order the game digitally may also begin your pre-loads. If you just can't stand the wait for the beta to start on January 15th, why not watch the intro cinematic
again to tide you over?Evolve
is set for release on February 10th, 2015.