For those who don’t remember, let us refresh your memory before going any further. A couple of years ago, Crytek revealed Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, a co-op game where players team up to hunt down monsters and kill exotic creatures. Sadly, when Crytek USA, the team in charge of the game’s development, got dissolved, Crytek Frankfurt took charge of the title’s development and news are slow ever since.
Surprisingly, Crytek re-revealed the game during E3, renamed as Hunt: Showdown. Five teams of two will be placed in a map filled with monsters, where each team will have to kill and banish their assigned monsters.
In the video, Hunt: Showdown Creative Director Magnus Larbrant and Level Design Director Chris Auty hunt down a monstrous spider in a dark Louisiana swamp. With four other teams of two after the same bounty and many more monsters lurking in the shadows, they must use a combination of stealth maneuvering and violent confrontation to reach their goal and get out with the bounty—and their lives.
Though matches can last anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, this gameplay footage consolidates one round into a tense eight-minute experience, capturing the atmosphere, drama, and arc of the gameplay players will experience when Hunt: Showdown launches for PC.
Make sure to check out the gameplay demo below: