Evolve E3 trailer gets down and dirty with a brand-new Cthulhu-esque monster

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Turtle Rock Studios unveiled an all-new Evolve gameplay trailer at Microsoft's E3 presser, complete with a never-before-seen glowing-eyed electro-squid monster that could have come straight out the Lovecraft mythos.

The Evolve trailer that made its debut at E3 earlier today didn't show off much we haven't already seen: four characters, four classes – Assault, Trapper, Medic and Support – hunting down a monster. Oh, yes, the monster: I'm pretty sure that's new. It's basically a cross between a Xenomorph, a robotic squid and a flying elephant that tosses around some kind of space-lightning for good measure. That could be a bit of a problem for our daring team of Squido-morph-ephant hunters.

Not much else to see or say, except that according to the little blurb thing at the bottom of the screen, there will be both a beta test and DLC, but they'll both be exclusive and/or first, as the case may be, for the Xbox One. Not surprising, perhaps, but still disappointing.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.