It’s People vs Dinosaurs in Primal Carnage: Extinction, out on October 20 for PS4

October 2, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Not to be confused with Primal Carnage: Genesis (which is on hold), Panic Button announced that they’re bringing Primal Carnage: Extinction from Circle 5 Studio to PlayStation 4 on October 20 in North America.

Summed up as a dino-versus-people, first-person class-based biter/shooter, Primal Carnage: Extinction allows you to play as your favorite dinosaur or mercenary to “bite/claw/douse-with-poisonous-spit members of the opposing team in a variety of gameplay types.”

Focusing on fun multiplayer, Extinction supports up to 16 players in player-hosted online and offline (single-screen LAN) modes. On top of that, you’ll find it “makes great use” of the DualShock 4 and has a custom control scheme for PlayStation Vita Remote Play.

Here’s a look at the modes:

  • Team Deathmatch — (un)Traditional dino-versus-human team-based multiplayer in unique battle arenas.
  • 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.
  • Survival — Play solo or co-op through wave after wave of AI dinos.
  • Free Roam — For those who want to strut their dino-might without the pressure of timers or kill counts.

And here’s a look at the characters you can play as:

Dinosaurs

  • Dilophosaurus — Ambush and blind your enemies from a distance or put your poisonous fangs to use, which will blind and slow the bipedal meat sacks.
  • Novaraptor — Fast and scary is your namesake. Mercilessly slash your enemies or pounce and maul them into the ground. Watch out for the counterattack, though!
  • Pteranodon — Reconnoiter from the sky and hone your swoop-down-and-carry-off skills or practice juggling your prey with a Pteranodon friend.
  • Carnotaurus — You’re a two-legged cross between a bull and a T-Rex that charges your victims to death and can also heal by taking a bite out of them.
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex — As the King of Lizards, be a high-health fearsome tank of an adversary.

Humans

  • The Scientist — Snipe from afar, or slow down opponents with your unique-to-class tranquilizers, but don’t let the beasts get in your personal space (You can say goodbye if they do).
  • The Commando— On the other end of the spectrum, humble those legendary beasts with your assault rifle or rocket launcher. Remember you may be strong, but you’re not quick. Good thing you can take a beating.
  • The Pathfinder — Get up close and personal with your powerful short-ranged shotgun and leverage your agility to reload without getting eaten.
  • The Trapper — Net smaller dinos and lock the jaws of the larger ones to make them more susceptible to damage — a great tactic to slow them down for your team mates.
  • The Pyro — Because fire.

There was no word on a price for North America, or a release in Europe.

[Source: PS Blog]