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Sharks take revenge on humans in a new Maneater trailer

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One of the problems with killer shark stories is that sharks don't actually kill very many humans. The movie Jaws has long been criticized for misrepresenting the toothy creatures. The latest trailer for Tripwire's shark RPG Maneater, which was shown today at The Game Awards, takes a moment to acknowledge that sharks aren't normally as bloodthirsty as the game portrays.

"Humans kill 100 million sharks every year," it announces. "But only five humans are killed by sharks. It's time to even the score."

If the 100 million figure surprises you, it's true—or, at least, it's the most commonly cited estimate. 

Sharks can't truly get their revenge for humanity's ceaseless slaughter, though they certainly make a good (virtual) go of it in the trailer above. We'll embed the official, not-ripped-from-the-stream version of the trailer as soon as it's up.

Maneater is expected to release next year.

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.