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You can blame nature for the terrifying monsters of Evolve

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While Evolve may be the kind of game where everyone has a specific role to play, you can bet your Kaiju DVDs that playing as the monster is going to be a key factor here when it comes to selling those games. Those monsters are massive, terrifying and present a proper challenge. And they’re also bloody terrifying.

The first monster shown earlier this year for Evolve was the Goliath. Built like a rugby player, it’s a creature that has pure hate for blood and the cunning of a 4Chan troll. During the design phase for that beast, developer Turtle Rock looked at classic monster movies in order to breathe life into their big G. “With Goliath, we went for classic,” creative director Phil Robb said to Shack News.

The first monster is everything you expect from a giant monster, it should do everything you would want to do: throw giant rocks, breathe fire, jump huge distances, climb up walls. All that stuff. So we looked at Godzilla and King Kong, those two particular monsters were a huge inspiration for Goliath.

At E3 however, fans were asked “what’s Kraken” when a new beast was introduced. “With Kraken it gets a little more obscure. A lot of people have compared him to Cthulu, but we also looked at a lot of nature. We’re big fans of Sir David Attenborough,” Robb said.

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I’ve got to tell you, man, nature comes up with more terrifying, fucked up shit than we could ever come up with. So deep down in the sea, where there’s giant squids – if you look at the way Kraken moves, it’s very much like a giant squid. It’s very much based on those creepy deep sea creatures.

I’m just thankful that the Kraken wasn’t inspired by a shelf full of Hentai movies.  Evolve is out soon on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Our Evolve expert Zoe is rather excited for the October release, as she has made demands that the entire LG crew get a copy of the game and engage in this odd idea that she calls “being social”.

Last Updated: June 24, 2014

19 Comments

  1. Tentacles… Prepare your everything…..

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 24, 2014 at 13:15

      Japanese will mod this.

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 24, 2014 at 13:14

    Does it have spiders,spiders are awesome
    http://i.imgur.com/rVt12br.gif

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 24, 2014 at 13:33

      If spiders were that size, you can book me a ticket on the NopeTrain on the way to NopeNoEffingWayVille

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 24, 2014 at 13:36

      I know right! Peakaboo!

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  3. Rince&exhale

    June 24, 2014 at 13:17

    I accidently read Kraken as Kirsten Stewart and for a short time almost emptied my bowels. I then saw it said Kraken and all was okay.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 24, 2014 at 13:18

      Bwahaha.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 24, 2014 at 13:18

      Hahahaha

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  4. Rince&exhale

    June 24, 2014 at 13:23

    Really looking forward to this game. Think a load of fun waits for us.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 24, 2014 at 13:25

      Aren’t you normally a ForeverSP person?

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 24, 2014 at 13:26

        Lulz. Actually I really enjoy online play. Played the hell out of Borderlands 2 with some Lagz chaps!

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  5. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 24, 2014 at 13:31

    Kraken FTW

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 24, 2014 at 13:34

    If they actually used Richard Attenborough to voice the monsters I’d buy it.

    “What have we here… strange bipedal creatures are wandering around the forest. They do not appear to be native to the region. Let’s go examine them more closely & see what they taste like.”

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 24, 2014 at 13:37

      Bwahaha

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    • Michael

      June 24, 2014 at 17:25

      or Bear Grylls. “What have we here… strange bipedal creatures are wandering around the forest. time to drink my own pee”

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  7. Sageville

    June 24, 2014 at 14:04

    Eish, October is going to kill my wallet

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  8. Tom Krager

    June 24, 2014 at 14:47

    Turtle Rock studio fired a member of their staff for tweeting his opinion related to illegal records made of Donald Sterling. Because of this I will not ever buy a Turtle Rock game. To me this is deeply disrespectful and unethical. Allowing ppl to have open public views is very important to having a healthy population or open minded, critical thinking, and honest ppl.

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  9. Nine

    June 24, 2014 at 19:23

    Cthulu approves this.

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  10. J_Joestar

    June 24, 2014 at 20:31

    kinda disappointed, from title i was expecting the design team to have spent a lot of time at the Zoo or for one of the lead designer’s rooms to be full of reptiles.

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