STOCKHOLM – March 18, 2021 – Expansive Worlds, a creative division within Avalanche Studios Group, is excited to announce that Bloodhound, the first ever hunting dog DLC for the immersive hunting game theHunter: Call of the Wild, will soon be available for PC via Steam, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.
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A historical companion among hunters, the Bloodhound is known for its outstanding sense of smell and strong tracking instinct. With this DLC, over one million monthly active players can now enlist the help of a trustworthy scenthound to help track animal blood clues – even in the thickest of brush and over incredible distances – and forge that special human-canine bond we’ve all come to love.
“Since the release of theHunter: Call of the Wild in 2017, our community’s support, dedication and creativity have helped shape the game into what it is today,” said Sacha Karsenty, Product Owner at Expansive Worlds. “With the Bloodhound DLC, we’re incredibly excited to bring one of the most requested features to life, and give players the opportunity to hunt alongside this gentle, yet incredibly effective scent hound.”
“To catch all the complex canine movements, we were fortunate enough to work with some fantastic real-life dogs in a professional studio environment using motion capture technology,” said Arshak Ardeshir, Experienced Game Designer at Expansive Worlds. “Thanks to their amazing performances, we’re able to bring animations to life with even more realism and deliver the experience our players have come to expect.”
- A Nosy Partner - Putting your canine-companion to work generates experience points, which can be spent to improve its tracking skills and companion attributes. Tailor it to match your style, and watch it become the dependable sidekick you’ve always wanted.
- Hunters’ Best Friend - Sharing a strong bond with your hound is equally as important, as it impacts its ability to focus. Petting, praising and giving it treats strengthens this bond, so make sure to show your dog some love after a good day’s hunt!
- One of a Kind - The Bloodhound is available as male and female, and can be customised with different fur coat variations. You can add over 20 dogs to your roster – each with its own set of skills and attributes. Like a true friend, your active dog will follow you across any reserve or Trophy Lodge you visit.
theHunter: Call of the Wild Bloodhound DLC will be available to purchase for $3.99/€3,99 across Steam for Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.
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