Petition to Move Shark Week 2021 to Next Week
Everybody loves sharks, right? They come in all shapes and sizes with all kinds of teeth. Lemon sharks have childhood friends. Porbeagle sharks play with kelp. Bull sharks can migrate up rivers, which sometimes leaves them stuck in the water hazards of golf courses. And the titular Maneater of Tripwire Interactive’s award-winning, shark-focused action-RPG can–and will–invade new platforms and fight its way to the top of the gaming ecosystem. Blame the toxic waste and super soldier experiments going on in Port Clovis for turning an ordinary bull shark pup into a mutated killing machine driven by vengeance and the player’s deep satisfaction at getting to flop a shark out of the water to eat people. Not that we’re judging anyone. It is incredibly fun to watch, so it’s no wonder that Maneater is coming to Steam, Xbox Game Pass, and Nintendo Switch next week.
Apparently, this terrifying shark will soon be exploring the uncharted waters of new consoles. We knew it was coming to Switch in May, but the spread to Steam and Xbox Game Pass took us by surprise. One thing’s for sure: it’ll be a bloody good time, heavy emphasis on the bloody. Despite–or perhaps because of–how funny it can be, this game doesn’t skimp on the gore. Eat, explore, and evolve to become something Mother Nature never intended to exist, but don’t worry, we’re sure she’s having as much fun watching as we are. Plus, the story-based campaign is narrated by Chris Parnell of (Rick and Morty,Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) and set against the backdrop of a reality show, also titled Maneater. What more could you want from a game like this?
Even better, the Nintendo Switch port makes Maneater portable. Now you can play as a big, hungry shark in docked, tabletop, or handheld mode. Maneater even supports Rumble and Vibration on the Switch Pro Controller and Joy Cons alike–get ready to feel the intensity of this underwater action epic wherever you go. Plus, it works with the Nintendo Online Save Backup system, so you can save your shark progress to the cloud. And this version even includes the Tiger Shark Adaptation free!
Maneater will launch for Steam, Xbox Game Pass, and Nintendo Switch on May 25th, 2021, at a price of $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99. It is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC via the Epic Games Store.
SOURCE: Press Release