Do you love Grand Theft Auto, but reckon it would be better if you were a shark? Well, good news... 3 weeks ago

Do you love Grand Theft Auto, but reckon it would be better if you were a shark? Well, good news...

This is why society needs video games. For this exact reason.

"Picture Grand Theft Auto, but as a shark."

That is how game designer Bill Munk introduced Maneater, and to be honest, it might be one of the greatest pitches of all time.

You are a shark, in the open world of the Gulf Coast and all the attached rivers and bodies of water from there, and your goal is to eat everything in sight.

Especially those tasty humans.

The official synopsis for the game is a lot more grim than the mood the trailer is setting:

"You were cut from your mother's body and left to die in the unforgiving waters of the Gulf Coast. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed. Anything and everything is on the menu... provided you kill it before it kills you."

Yikes.

But the early footage from the game itself sets the tone a little different, as you are at the centre of a Shark V Shark-Hunters TV show, with narrator Chris Parnell (30 Rock, Anchorman) verbally describing all of the action on the screen in the way that an extremely non-verbal shark cannot.

Given the recent success of The Meg (did you know it made over $530 million at the box office? Because it did!), it does seem like we're in the middle of some kind of prolonged shark week.

Almost like there is a feeding frenz- (Editor: "That's enough shark puns.")

Maneater is set to arrive on PC before the end of 2019, with no confirmation of a console port as of yet.

Clip via MathChief - The Best of Gaming!

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