January 30, 2013
The Alien vs. Predator crossover franchise has spawned dozens of games. But it's showing no sign of ever stopping, what with the announcement of a new addition to the series. Yes, another Alien vs. Predator game is about to be released in the wild. And it's called Alien vs. Predator: Evolution. AVP: Evolution, whose trailer appears below, is a third-person action shooter/melee combat game that lets you play as either of the two title species:
On a distant planet, the blood feud between Predator clans continues to rage. In a final attempt to eradicate the Jungle Hunter Clan, the Super Predators secure the capabilities of an unlikely and unwilling species, the Aliens. As an Alien, you must ultimately destroy the Super Predators and free your species from enslavement. As a Jungle Hunter Predator, you must eliminate the Alien Queen in order to prevent the Super Predators from annihilating your clan.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. As you can probably imagine, the option to play as an Alien or a Predator allows for two distinct gaming experiences. Either way, you get to evolve your character into the ultimate killing machine with various upgrades. Published by Fox Digital Entertainment and powered by the Unity graphics engine, AVP: Evolution is developed by no less than Angry Mob Games. Why "no less than"? Well, Angry Mob Games is the same developer behind Predators, the official iOS tie-in game of the 2010 reboot film of the same name. You can then rest assured that AVP: Evolution is built by people who really know their way around the jungle that is the Alien vs. Predator gaming universe. Alien vs. Predator: Evolution is set to be launched in the App Store within the first quarter of this year. So, which extraterrestrial side are you on?