Maneater Takes a Bite Out of Consoles, Coming Soon to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC Platforms on May 22, 2020
Tripwire Interactive and Deep Silver Partner to Explore Uncharted Waters with Gaming’s First ShARkPG Coming to Retailers and Digital Storefronts Worldwide
ROSWELL, Ga. — Dec. 13, 2019 — Publisher and developer Tripwire Interactive is excited to announce a partnership with Deep Silver, Inc. to bring Maneater, the highly anticipated action-RPG where you play as a shark (aka ShARkPG), to all major console systems. Scheduled to launch on May 22, 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC (via the Epic Games Store), with plans to launch later in 2020 on Nintendo Switch ™, Maneater invites players to experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas.
In this single-player action-RPG, players must fight to survive as a baby bull shark. 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!
Today’s announcement follows the exclusive debut of the latest Maneater trailer featured on the Game Awards 2019 show, the global celebration of video games and eSports. This new trailer features never-before-seen gameplay and locations with narration by actor Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, Rick and Morty, Archer, 30 Rock). To download the brand-new Maneater trailer, please visit our press kit.
“We continue to be blown away by the interest and excitement fans have for Maneater,” said John Gibson, CEO and Co-owner of Tripwire Interactive. “Today we’re happy to announce this unique ShARkPG experience is coming to all major console platforms, and we’re excited to be partnering with Deep Silver to land this big shark on consoles worldwide!”
“We are delighted to re-new our partnership with Tripwire Interactive and to team up for the upcoming launch of Maneater. Our teams around the globe who successfully released Killing Floor 2 are eager to support the game with all our distribution and marketing experience,” states Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Koch Media GmbH, parent company of Deep Silver, Inc.
“How could we not partner with Tripwire Interactive for the world’s first ShaRkPG,” said Geoff Mulligan, COO of Deep Silver, Inc. “Maneater hooked us immediately and we are excited to support the marketing and distribution of this jaw-some title.”
Tripwire Interactive and Deep Silver are also excited to announce the Tiger Shark Adaptation for players who pre-order the game with participating retail partners. Like the tiger shark, often called the “Garbage Can of the Ocean,” this evolution allows players to digest nearly anything, increasing your ability to gain vital nutrients from your prey.
With a truly unique premise and never-before-seen approach to the action-RPG genre, Tripwire Interactive looks forward to taking players on a journey through uncharted waters with Maneater. Expect more official news and details for Maneater after the holidays as development continues. In the meantime, Tripwire Interactive encourages fans to follow the developers on social media for the latest news and updates. Be sure to visit the official website and follow the Maneater team on Twitter and Facebook.
About Tripwire Interactive
Formed in 2005 as a humble independent developer founded by gamers who found success in the video game modding community, Tripwire Interactive has developed and self-published multiple critically acclaimed titles in the wildly popular Killing Floor and Rising Storm franchises, which have collectively sold over 20 million units to date. The studio’s latest project, Maneater, breaks new ground in the popular action RPG genre and finds players taking on the role of a deadly shark with the uncanny ability to evolve as it feeds.
Since then, Tripwire Interactive has expanded its business and now turns its experience and resources to include publishing titles spanning multiple platforms and genres from other talented independent studios. The publishing division aims to help like-minded independent studios bring their titles to market, including Chivalry 2 developed by Torn Banner Studios, Espire 1: VR Operative developed by Digital Lode, and Road Redemption developed by EQ Games and Pixel Dash Studios.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.
Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Saints Row V. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA, and Warhorse Studios based in Prague, Czech Republic. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become the number one publishing partner in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Milestone, Sega, Square Enix, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarter in Höfen, Austria Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux, Australia, Czech Republic and the United States.
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