PS4 Dino Shooter Primal Carnage: Extinction Release Date Announced

Just a couple more weeks to go.


Dinosaur shooter Primal Carnage: Extinction, released earlier this year on PC, will launch for PlayStation 4 on October 20. Developer Panic Button announced the release date today in a post on the PlayStation Blog. Check out the game's launch trailer below.

Extinction is a class-based shooter where you can play as either a human or a dinosaur, fighting against the other side. Dinosaur types include the Dilophosaurus, Novaraptor, Pteranodon, Carnotaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. On the human team, you can play as a Scientist, Commando, Pathfinder, Trapper, and Pyro. Full descriptions of each are available on the PlayStation Blog.

The multiplayer shooter supports up to 16 simultaneous players via online multiplayer or locally through LAN play. There are four different modes in Extinction. Courtesy of Panic Button, they are:

  1. Team Deathmatch -- (un)Traditional dino-versus-human team-based multiplayer in unique battle arenas.
  2. Get to the Chopper -- Control key parts of the map in this objective-based game mode, ultimately unlocking the escape helicopter and the Tyrant dinosaur that will try to stop it.
  3. Survival -- Play solo or co-op through wave after wave of AI dinos.
  4. Free Roam -- For those who want to strut their dino-might without the pressure of timers or kill counts.
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Extinction takes the place of Primal Carnage: Genesis, which was a single-player game. This project was put on hold back in October 2014. Extinction has not been announced for Xbox One.

The original Primal Carnage was released in 2012 for PC.

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