Maneater – Launch Trailer - Developer Tripwire Interactive & Blindside Interactive - Publisher Tripwire Interactive & Deep Silver– Director Alex Quick – Designer Bill Munk - Composer Daniel James - Gamescom - E3 – GDC – Tokyo Game Show
Maneater is an action role-playing game developed and published by Tripwire Interactive. In this single-pla...
Maneater is an action role-playing game developed and published by Tripwire Interactive. In this single-player action-RPG, players must fight to survive as a baby bull shark. Torn from your mother’s belly, grow in power as you explore a wide range of underwater environments, from swamps and rivers to beachside resorts and the deep blue sea. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and the uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Eat, explore, and evolve the ultimate killing machine in Maneater! The game was released for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 22, 2020 and is scheduled for release on the Nintendo Switch at a later date in 2020.
The game is an action role-playing game played from a third-person perspective. In the game, the player assumes control of a baby bull shark who must take revenge on shark hunter Scaly Pete, who killed the mother shark and disfigured the baby shark. The shark has several basic attacks, including charging into enemies, siloing out of the water, and whipping enemies with its tail to stun them. It can also use its surroundings for combat advantages, such as using a swordfish as a spear. The shark needs to hunt and consume other aquatic wildlife such as fish and turtles in order to obtain nutrients, namely proteins, fats, minerals, and rare mutagenic. Players can also attack humans by wreaking havoc along the coast, destroying yachts and ships, and knocking people off jet skis. As the player gains enough nutrients, the shark will unlock new abilities and increase in size, which allows the shark to take on larger and deadlier creatures. The shark will slowly evolve into an adult megalodon, and players can acquire advanced upgrades and customization options such as external bone plates and electromagnetic spikes to further enhance the shark's combat abilities.