Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios have revealed the release date , gameplay trailer #2, and new details for Prey, the first-person sci-fi action game from the creators of the award-winning Dishonored series.
The latest gameplay trailer ratchets up the tension while revealing a little more about the central conflict in Prey. After you watch the trailer, continue on for some new insights into what you just saw…
Watch the Prey Gameplay Trailer #2:
“What the hell have you done?”
Near the start of the trailer, we hear a gravely voice questioning… someone. “What the hell have you done?” he growls. Shortly after, a different voice pierces the chaos with a panicked fervor: “Oh my God! Security! Security!” Clearly, something’s gone very wrong aboard Talos I. The Typhon aliens have escaped containment, slaughtered many of the people aboard, and now have free reign on this massive space station.
The Office of Morgan Yu
Who exactly is Morgan Yu? While Prey’s protagonist remains shrouded in mystery (for now), one new detail has been revealed thanks to a quick glimpse of his office door. Morgan is the VP, Director of Research for TranStar Corporation aboard Talos I.
Playing with Powers
What kind of research is Morgan conducting aboard Talos I? Among other things, he had been studying the Typhon aliens. “We’ve been testing a new kind of Neuromod based on the Typhon organisms,” he says in the trailer. These Neuromods are what you use to gain alien powers. And you “install” these powers by injecting needles into your eye socket. Ouch!
The trailer shows several different Typhon in action, including the Mimic, which can do exactly what its name suggests: copy almost anything in the space station. Once you learn this alien’s power, you can do the same – mimic anything that’s roughly the mass of the player or smaller, and that’s not bolted down. Later in the trailer, we show Morgan using a higher-level version of the Mimic ability, becoming a fully functioning turret and blasting away some aliens.
Take a shot
Powers are great, but sometimes you just want to shoot something. That’s where the weapons come in. The new trailer shows off a range of firearms, including: the S4 Tactical Pump Shotgun, the GLOO Cannon (also handy for building new traversal paths and covering up gaseous jets of flame), the Typhon Lure, the Q-Beam (or “TS-QPB-S11 Quasiparticle Beam,” to be precise), the Disruptor Stun Gun, a Recycler Charge and, of course, a handy wrench when you just need to bash an alien in its alien head.
We already said the Talos I is massive. But the station is also a fully contiguous area that you can explore at will – both inside Talos I and out in the cold vacuum of space. Along with the stately “neo-deco” lobby and lavishly appointed offices, Talos I includes austere laboratories, an industrial underbelly, a lush arboretum and many other diverse areas to explore. Just beware: you never know what lurks around the bend.
COSMONAUT SHOTGUN PACK
Along with Prey’s release date, Bethesda revealed the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack. Exclusively available when you preorder the game, this pack includes a few new tools that’ll come in handy when fighting the Typhon. Along with three Neuromods (which you can spend to acquire new abilities), two medkits, and a fabrication plan to create shotgun ammo (because ammo, in general, is scarce aboard Talos I), you’ll also receive a Yu family heirloom – the Margrave shotgun.
Designed especially for Catherine Yu’s participation in the Centennial European Shooting Championship, the Throne Margrave is a masterpiece of firearm craftsmanship. Mahogany stock, a proprietary metal-alloy barrel and 24-karat gold inlay combined with superior electronic gun control systems deliver the ultimate shooting experience. Mrs. Yu worked closely with Throne ergonomic experts to make this gun an extension of the shooter’s body – fast to point and easy to discharge.
The Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack also includes one unique upgrade that’ll help you preserve your limited resources. Preorder today to receive the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack.
Prey will release May 5, 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.