Evolve Preorders Begin With Bonus DLC Pack
Evolve doesn't have a release date yet but you can still preorder now to get the Monster Expansion Pack at no extra charge.
It was actually a full week ago that we got our first look at Evolve, the four-on-one multiplayer shooter from Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios, but today 2K Games made it official with an announcement that the game is in fact in development. The press release didn't say much more about the game than was revealed by Game Informer, although it did reveal that Evolve's perspective will change depending on which side you're playing - first-person as a hunter, third-person as the monster.
2K also announced that while Evolve doesn't have a release date, preorders are now being taken. Gamers who pony up some advance cash will get the Monster Expansion Pack DLC as a bonus, which will include the "Savage Goliath" skin at launch and a new monster character that will be developed after release. The Evolve cover art was also revealed and I don't think it's unfair to say that it's just a wee little bit reminiscent of the great Left 4 Dead cover.
It feels a little early in the game to be throwing around preorder bonuses, but Evolve does look promising, at least based on what little we know of it at this point - which I admit isn't much. Fortunately, there's plenty of time to make up your mind: Evolve isn't slated to come out until sometime in autumn 2014.
This game seems like it has a ton of promise, but until I hear more than vague promises I can't put money down on it.
I'm less and less of a fan of DLC preorder bonuses because it just feels odd to have the bonus for betting on an unknown quantity being more of the same thing. I'm far more of a fan of preorder bonuses when they take the form of other products by the same company. For example, preordering Bioshock Infinite on PC netted you both Bioshock 1 and XCOM (If I'm remembering correctly) so even if Infinite had turned out to be a pile of trash you still had two good games.
This is just wrong but at least people can always cancel their pre-orders.
I still feel bad about knowing that somehow people will still pre-order a game based entirely on empty promises.
I like preorder bonuses but you have to at least reveal somethings about the game first. Maybe put out a demo or something.
I saw that image and my first thought was "Oddworld?" sadly it is not Oddworld pitty.
Great, just fucking great.
Haven't got a game done yet but there is DLC and pre-orders to bait you... guess who just made the do not ever fucking buy list.
Sounds great! I have a lot of hope for this game, and I'll be keeping an eye on it as it develops. I've always been against pre-ordering though, because it's ultimately a gamble, but if there's a solid demo/preview about the game coming from critics I trust prior to release I wouldn't mind pre-ordering.