Maneater: Truth Quest Conspiracy Theories Point to Aug. 31, 2021 Launch Date

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Tripwire Interactive Celebrates Shark Week with Launch Date for Maneater: Truth Quest, Coming Soon to PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S

ROSWELL, Ga. – July 13, 2021 – Developer and publisher Tripwire Interactive is excited to put one of the greatest mysteries surrounding Maneater: Truth Quest to rest, confirming an August 31, 2021 launch date for the downloadable content (DLC) add-on to Maneater for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S console systems, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store). Maneater: Truth Quest continues where the story left off following the thrilling conclusion in Maneater, the original award-winning Action-RPG (shARkPG) where you play as a shark.

Starring the titular and evolved bull shark protagonist and investigative journalist/narrator Trip Westhaven, Maneater: Truth Quest will take players down the rabbit hole of dark secrets and conspiracies surrounding Port Clovis and the Naval Wildlife Organization (NWO). 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. That is until conspiracy theorists everywhere pointed to the original Maneater as solid proof of a Government coverup. Trip Westhaven, driven 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.

Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, Rick and Morty, Archer), reprises his role as investigative journalist Trip Westhaven in today’s new Maneater: Truth Quest “Site P” trailer, further exploring the dark conspiracies players will uncover in their underwater journey.

Maneater: Truth Quest DLC takes players to a brand-new island off the coast of Port Clovis – and comes packed with new evolutions, challenges, wildlife, and more! Players will once again take control of the apex predator of the sea to Eat, Explore and Evolve their way to the top of the food chain. Those interested in testing the water can also look forward to a free pilot episode, showcasing some of the new objectives players can sink their teeth into while uncovering the mysteries that lie below. This pilot episode features approximately 10-15 minutes of gameplay and is intended to provide a small taste of what’s to come with the full version of Maneater: Truth Quest.

New features and content include:

New Evolutions

o  New Evolution Set
o  Maximum level cap increased to 40
o  Five new organ evolutions with one additional organ slot unlocked at level 35 (requires DLC ownership)

New Wildlife

o  New “Uber” Apex Predator
o  New evolved hunt creatures

New Military Forces for Bounty Hunter System

o  Military land forces will launch attacks from beaches and fortifications
o  Helicopters will hunt by air
o  Five new Bounty Bosses
o  New weapons and vehicles for military Bounty Hunters

New Objective Types

o  Failure to Communicate:Tail-whip objects to destroy the target objective
o  Time Trial: Swim through the rings before time runs out!

The Maneater: Truth Quest DLC will require the base game, Maneater, to play — and will be available for $14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99 MSRP with an ESRB rating of M for Mature, PEGI 18 rating, and USK 16 rating.

The originalManeater is a single player, open-world action-RPG (ShARkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small bull shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this, you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies — both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. This is fortunate, because to get revenge on the cruel fisherman that dismembered you will take evolving into a massive shark, an apex predator of legends. Eat. Explore. Evolve.

For more details on Maneater: Truth Quest, please visit the official website – and follow the developers at Tripwire Interactive on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch.tv, and Instagram.  

Maneater © 2020-2021 by Tripwire Interactive; Maneater: Truth Quest ©2021 by Tripwire Interactive. Maneater® is a registered trademark of Tripwire Interactive in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and their logos belong to their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Maneater: Truth Quest is downloadable content for Maneater; may be sold separately. Maneater is required to play associated downloadable content.

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 with the publishing division, Tripwire Presents, turning its experience and resources to include publishing titles spanning multiple platforms and genres from other talented independent studios. Tripwire Presents 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.

All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.

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