Turtle Rock's four-versus-one monster hunt Evolve has continued to build a quiet momentum since its announcement earlier this year.
At its reveal, Turtle Rock showed the Goliath, a classic monster adversary inspired by the likes of King Kong and Godzilla.
Speaking with Shack News, creative director Phil Robb said, "With Goliath, we went for classic. The first monster is everything you expect from a giant monster, it should do everything you would want to do: throw giant rocks, breathe fire, jump huge distances, climb up walls. All that stuff."
At E3, Turtle Rock unveiled the Kraken, which many took to be inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulu. However, Robb told Shack News that the design for the Kraken was more obscure.
"A lot of people have compared him to Cthulu, but we also looked at a lot of nature. We’re big fans of Sir David Attenborough," explained Robb. "I’ve got to tell you, man, nature comes up with more terrifying, fucked up shit than we could ever come up with. So deep down in the sea, where there’s giant squids – if you look at the way Kraken moves, it’s very much like a giant squid. It’s very much based on those creepy deep sea creatures."
Evolve will be released globally on October 21 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.