It’s Thursday here and it’s time for another status update from the EW team.
The main news today is the release of the 21st animal of the EHR and the 6th resident of Val-des-Bois –
Mr. European Rabbit!
As we mentioned in the last status update, it’s a variation of our existing species, Cottontail Rabbit, and it’s free to hunt for all guests as well. Apart from new looks, it also got unique gameplay. Here is some information from our game designer Björn which should help you when hunting this coy cute little critter.
The European Rabbit shares many traits with its North American cousin but there is one major difference – Burrows. When a Cottontail spooks it tries to find thick vegetation to hide in but the European Rabbit has taken it a step further by digging elaborate burrow systems to which it can retreat when threatened.
In theHunter European Rabbits live in colonies tied to burrow systems, randomly generated throughout the fields of Val-des-Bois. It’s rare that a group of rabbits strays farther than 100 meters away from their burrows, which makes them easier to locate than other animals. The problem is though, that when spooked they retreat into a nearby hole and thus become unreachable by would-be hunters. But fear not, our rabbits have a notoriously short memory and they’ll eventually surface from a randomly selected hole in the burrow system. Patience and massive amounts of airborne pellets are the king when hunting… The Wabbit!
By tradition, with the release of the European Rabbit we also throw in a new weapon – the slick and beautiful 20 GA Semi-Automatic Shotgun “Carbon” and a special competition in which you’ll get to shoot them bunnies. Regular missions and competitions for the European Rabbit are already in the works too.
Apart from the European Rabbit, the backend and client programming teams have been working on bug fixes (check out the full list of them in today’s game update). The new reserve is slowly taking its shape and awesomeness in the crafty hands of our artists Tomas, Sandra, Oscar and the game designer Daniel. Peter has started working on another long time community request which we’ll hopefully be able to tell you more about soonish.
And last but not least, today and tomorrow we’re running a special campaign – you can get a Deployable Hunting Tower when buying a 3-month membership or a Wayfarer bundle.
That’s it from us for today, now go let yourself loose on those wabbits!
Welcome to yet another week with the most realistic hunting game ever created. The EW team has come up to speed and work in the office is once again humming. Here are some nuggets of information on what we’ve been busy with:
“The Hunter offers the most compelling hunting experience ever offered by a PC game.”
“This game looks incredible, the graphics are simply astonishing”
90% – Retro Game Shelf
“The complete experience of tracking and hunting an animal is highly-rewarding and simply not found in other games.”
88% – Gaming Nexus
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