If you’ve ever wanted to play as a giant, terrifying Bull Shark hell bent on revenge (and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?), the just-announced PC-game Maneater has you covered.
Announced during E3’s PC Gaming Show and developed by Blindside and Tripwire (of Killing Floor fame), Maneater is a a single player action RPG set in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. In it, players will roam a large open world / ocean as a bull shark.
Described as a ‘tale of revenge, the official site sets out the story for the game: “You were cut from your mother’s body and left to die in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu… provided you are able to kill it before it kills you. “
You’ll be able to explore wrecks, go through swamps, and as the name suggests and the trailer clearly illustrates, you’ll also be able to eat a whooole lot of people. You can eat people on piers, on the beach, off yachts, and in the ocean. You’ll be able to eat fisherman, scuba divers, crocodiles, and apparently even whales. In fact, the whole point of the game is to terrorise the community enough that they’ll send some experienced ‘shark hunters’ after you – the bosses of the game.
As an RPG, you’ll also be able to upgrade and customise your killer shark, evolving body parts and unlocking new attacks.
There’s currently no release date for Maneater, but those looking to find out more about how they can terrorise people can check out PC Gamer’s in-depth interview with the game’s creative director, Alex Quick.