Evolve Getting Five New DLC Characters, First Launches Next Week

Turtle Rock's monster-hunting game continues to grow, starting with melee-focused Lennox Hunter on June 23.

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Turtle Rock Studios and publisher 2K Games announced more DLC for their monster-hunting game Evolve today--and fans won't have to wait long to start playing the new content.

Five new characters (four Hunters and one Monster) are coming to the game before March 31, starting with Lennox (an Assault class character), who will be available to buy next week, starting June 23 for consoles and PC. Everyone who buys Lennox--and the four other upcoming characters--will also receive an "exclusive" skin.

Lennox is unique in that she is the first Hunter in Evolve who has a melee attack. She wears a mechanized "Thunderchild" suit that is outfitted with a Plasma Lance that "deals massive amounts of damage in close combat." She also has ranged attacks called Autocannon and Thunder Strike.

Turtle Rock did not provide specifics about the four other characters coming to Evolve, but you can watch a teaser above. They will be offered individually or through the Hunting Season 2 pack, though pricing details were not announced.

“The new Monster and Hunters coming to Evolve in Hunting Season 2 are some of the most unique characters our team has created," Turtle Rock design director Chris Ashton said in a statement. "Each of these characters introduces combat mechanics that are brand new to the Evolve gameplay experience."

This content adds to the heaps of DLC already available for Evolve.

Evolve launched in February 2015 and has sold more than 2.5 million copies. Parent publisher Take-Two has referred to the franchise as "permanent," and teased that a sequel might not be so multiplayer-centric.

Check out the first image and gameplay video for Lennox below.

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