At least year’s Big Buck World Championships, a trailer was shown that showcased a major new update headed for the game come 2018. The trailer was not posted online and word about it has since been light – until today.

Play Mechanix has revealed that the new update will be rolling out to online connected Big Buck Wild machines on May 1st – about a month and a half from now. Let’s share what we’ve got from the official line and go from there:

The wait is nearly over! WILD NEW content is taking over ONLINE Big Buck HD units around the world on MAY 1ST, 2018!
Venture to an undiscovered island full of mysterious and ferocious beasts – and steady your hands as you take aim at NEW sites, NEW animals, and NEW bonus games! 
When the clock strikes midnight on May 1st, 2018, players around the world will embark on a WILD new adventure! But nothing can prepare them for the horrors they’ll encounter in this strange new land.
Find an ONLINE Big Buck HD near you – and lock and load! If you dare…

The content, entitled In Case Of Monsters: Lost Island, seems to be a play on or a pseduo-sequel of sorts for the last content update to Big Buck games, called In Case Of Zombies: Doe Of The Dead. Although that might end up being a prequel as the posters mention “Est. 1933”. From this image and the poster below, it seems to be more of a take on King Kong and some other monster movies of the Thirties:

In Case Of Monsters: Lost Island

This official poster mentions Buckzilla, “It’s Hunt Or Be Hunted!” and “Prehistoric Proportions” – by all of that, it sounds like this is a big update that will greatly expand on the Irish Elk stage that was added to the game a few years ago. I’m also guessing that the “Buck-O-Vision” might be a special grain filter over the graphics to give the sub-game a distinct look from the rest (judging by how these two images have been presented).

Buckzilla Poster, Big Buck Wild

What do you think from what we know about this Lost Island update so far? Any expectations you would also like to share?

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