It's billed as the first shARkPG.

Tripwire Interactive released a game that turns a genre on its head and then subsequently thrashes it around a bit in its jaws. This new "shARkPG" (ARPG) is published by Deep Silver and places you in the fins of a deadly and ever-evolving shark. Maneater is out today on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store (affiliate link). As this game is an open-world single player game, it's priced accordingly at just $39.99 (USD).

As a shark, you will start small but eventually build yourself up to becoming an apex predator. In order to do this, you take on other wildlife, you take on humans, and you complete goals in order to level up and unlock new abilities. Evolution is carried out at an accelerated rate. You can even outfit your bull shark with various "upgrades" that impact your skillset and abilities. For instance, you can maybe upgrade to fins that gives you a poison cloud effect. Maybe you'll use the life leeching teeth upgrade. It's an ARPG, you probably know what to expect here.

Also, the game is narrated by Chris Parnell. You may recall him from his work on Saturday Night Live, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, or as the voice of Cyril from Archer, and Jerry from Rick and Morty.

Maneater will be coming to Steam and other PC storefronts after a period of one year exclusivity on the Epic Games Store.

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Key Features Include:
  • Eat: Feed on humans, consume nutrients, and find rare shark loot to evolve past what nature intended.
  • Explore the Gulf: Explore seven large regions, including bayous of the gulf coast, resort beaches, industrial docks, the open ocean and more. Experience a living world with a full day/night cycle.
  • Evolve Into a Legend: Unlock and equip various Evolutions that improve and enhance your shark as you progress through the campaign.
  • Unique Story: Play through a full narrative, story-based campaign narrated by Chris Parnell (Rick and Morty, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) and set against the backdrop of a reality TV show.
  • Diverse, Compelling Combat: Battle fierce wildlife including other apex predators or fight against various types of human hunters ranging from town drunks all the way up to the Coast Guard.