The fantastic upcoming first-person shooter Evolve is being reimagined for mobile as a match-3 iOS game called Hunters Quest, available for free today in the App Store. As in the original, players are hunting a big, bad alien and have to work together to make sure they don't become the prey. Over time you earn ability mastery points in the mobile title which carry over to the full-fledged console game.

The mobile title also provides simplified replays of your latest console or PC matches for strategic review. The open beta weekend not long ago saw a whooping 2.2 million matches played, and looking at the latest gameplay video, it's easy to see why Evolve is going to be really popular.

Here's a quick run-down of the features in Hunters Quest.

  • Battle through over 100 exciting missions
  • Unleash devastating attacks using a variety of hunters
  • Match 3 tokens of the same color to attack enemies and activate hunters' skills
  • Earn Mastery Points to rank up your character in the console game
  • Collect unique wildlife in the Bestiary

Though unfortunately Evolve won't be natively available for Mac at the February 10 launch, we have a couple of ways you could get it to work.