One of our most favourite games of the last couple of years has been that of Tripwire Interactive’s Maneater – there’s a reason our review called it ‘bloody brilliant’ – the world’s first shARkPG in which we had the chance to become king of the ocean. Now though it’s time for Tripwire to expand on the original content with the announcement of Maneater: Truth Quest.
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC later this summer, Maneater: Truth Quest is a downloadable content add-on for the original game, which will pick up the award-winning action RPG where the previous story left off.
Giving you the chance to reprise your role as an ever-evolving bull shark, and with Chris Parnell taking up the role of investigative journo Trip Westhaven, Truth Quest looks set to take what was original delivered and turn things up to the max. it will take players down the rabbit hole of dark secrets and conspiracies surrounding Port Clovis and the Naval Wildlife Organization (NWO). You see, the original stories of animals growing bone-like armor, emitting flesh-eating toxins, or using electricity as a weapon were simply just old fisherman’s tales, or at least we thought. Now though the conspiracy theorists everywhere pointed to the original Maneater as solid proof of a Government coverup. Trip Westhaven, driven to the brink of madness, fires up his ViewTube channel “Truth Quest”, to take his followers, the “Questers” into deep waters in an effort to uncover the dark secrets behind this whale of a tale.
“The team has been hard at work on Maneater: Truth Quest and we’re excited to announce the first details on the downloadable content that so many fans have been asking for,” said Sean McBride, Creative Director at Tripwire Interactive. “We’re aiming to give players more of what they loved from the original Maneater, with the ability to grow bigger, explore an entirely new region off the coast of Port Clovis, and evolve further tools of destruction. Inspired by Scaly Pete’s father’s tales of ‘Gub’ment Experiments’, we pick up where we left off and join Trip Westhaven and the shark’s journey down the rabbit hole of conspiracy and military cover ups as you eat, explore and evolve through these uncharted waters.”
The Maneater: Truth Quest DLC will bring forth two new episodes and an entirely new region, both packed with new evolutions, challenges, wildlife, and more! It’s here where we’ll once again take control of the apex predator of the sea to eat, explore and evolve our way to the top of the food chain. Some of the features include:
New Evolution Set:
- Maximum level cap increased to 40
- Five new organ evolutions with one additional organ slot unlocked at level 40
- Maximum shark size increased
- New “Uber” Apex Predator
- New evolved hunt creatures
New Military Forces for Bounty Hunter System:
- Military land forces will launch attacks from beaches and fortifications
- Helicopters will hunt by air
- Five new Bounty Bosses
- New weapons and vehicles for military Bounty Hunters
New Objective Types:
- Failure to Communicate: Tail-whip objects to destroy the target objective
- Time Trial: Swim through the rings before time runs out!
You will need a copy of the utterly brilliant Maneater to hand in order to enjoy the Truth Quest DLC – just head to your favourite digital store if you haven’t previously done so. From there, expect to pay something in the region of $14.99/€14.99/£12.99 for the DLC once it becomes available. As soon as that release date is known, we’ll bring you it. For now though, give that trailer a watch…