2K Games has started distributing invites to the alpha for Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve.
The first phase of testing will be restricted to PC and begins on August 1 at 9am PT. It is scheduled to end on August 3 at 8pm PT.
The test is said to offer a "taste of 4v1" gameplay, in which four players - the hunters - co-operate to kill a single player-controlled monster, which is also working to eliminate the hunters. Alpha participants will be asked not to discuss the contents of the demo.
Evolve garnered widespread praise after a showing at June's E3 Expo. Earlier this week it was announced that the game had been awarded the 'Best of Show' E3 Game Critics Award. Evolve snagged a total of four awards - chosen by a select group of game journalists from over two dozen publications - including Best Console Game, Best Action Game and Best Online Multiplayer Game.