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Maneater First DLC ‘Truth Quest’ Brings Evolution and Conspiracy Into the Deep & Beyond

The protagonist of Maneater, a medium sized shark, balances in a swimming pool on its bottom fins, mouth open and wide.

Tripwire Interactive has announced the first DLC update for their shark action RPG Maneater, slated to release sometime this summer. Truth Quest is seemingly steeped in the irreverence and zaniness that comes with the territory of being an action RPG where the (excellent choice of) protagonist is a literal bull shark. Players will reprise and continue their journey as a burgeoning predator of the deep, narrated by journalist Trip Westhaven. Unravel the secrets of a new explorable area known as Port Clovis in two new story episodes, where unnatural mutations have been seen beneath the surface of the sea. Check out the reveal trailer below!

Alongside the setting of Truth Quest, players will gain an increase to the level cap from 30 to 40, as well as the ability to equip five new organ evolutions, with an extra one unlocked upon leveling to 40. The bull shark will also become bigger, with a new size class added to the game, giving players the heft and might necessary to take down new enemies within the Bounty System of Maneater. Military units will join the ranks of the previous hunters and poachers set on ending the protagonist’s life, with five new Bounty Bosses to be added to the game for players to contend against. Alongside those that hunt, new wildlife will also be in Truth Quest, with both new and evolved creatures for the protagonist to hunt as well as contending against a new ‘Uber’ Apex Predator.

Tripwire Interactive is thrilled to be sharing new info on Truth Quest, with creative director Sean McBride, stating:

“We’re aiming to give players more of what they loved from the original Maneater, with the ability to grow bigger, explore an entirely new region off the coast of Port Clovis, and evolve further tools of destruction. Inspired by Scaly Pete’s father’s tales of ‘Gub’ment Experiments’, we pick up where we left off and join Trip Westhaven and the shark’s journey down the rabbit hole of conspiracy and military cover ups as you eat, explore and evolve through these uncharted waters.”

Truth Quest will require players to own the base game of Maneater and will be available to purchase for $14.99 USD and equivalent pricing in other regions. If you’re curious about what RPGFan thought of Maneater, check out our review, penned by Neal Chandran!

Maneater is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, via the Epic Games Store. It is set to release for Nintendo Switch on May 25th.

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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