'Prey' Arrives May 5, Check Out The New Gameplay Trailer

Bethesda and Arkane Studios are out with another trailer for Prey. We last caught a glimpse of the game when our own Niels Broekhuijsen saw a 10-minute video that showed off some of its features. Not only do we see more new gameplay footage with the new trailer, but there’s finally a release date set for the game.

You don’t have to wait long to play Arkane’s sci-fi horror game: The release date is scheduled for May 5, 2017. In the meantime, you’ll just have to watch more trailer and gameplay footage such as the video released today. In it, we find out more about Morgan Yu, who we now know is TranStar Corporation’s vice president of research aboard the Talos I space station. In the previous trailer, we found out that alien beings, called Typhons, have escaped containment and are slowly taking over the ship. To combat the Typhons, you’ll have to utilize alien powers called neuromods. How you obtain these powers, however, is not for the faint of heart: You’ll have to insert a pair of large needles into your eye. (Well, Morgan's eye, not yours.)

Once you have these newfound powers, you can use them to combat the Typhon threat. For example, one of the Typhons is called a Mimic due to its ability to disguise itself as any object. In the trailer, we see Yu try this skill by turning into a turret. In addition to alien powers, he also has a few weapons on hand. This includes the GLOO Cannon, which you can use to patch up dangerous leaks or create new pathways; the Disruptor Stun Gun; and a traditional wrench for close quarters combat. However, you’ll have to pick your battles when using firearms, as ammunition is scarce on Talos I.

If you’re convinced that you want to get Prey on release day, you can pre-order the game right now. Bonuses include the golden Margrave Shotgun, blueprints to create additional shotgun ammo, two medkits, three neuromods, and an upgrade called the “Recycler Shielding Chipset,” which allows you to “preserve your limited resources.”

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TypeFirst-Person Shooter, Thriller, Sci-Fi
DeveloperArkane Studios
PublisherBethesda Softworks
Release DateMay 5, 2017
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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  • cryoburner
    In what way is this game "Prey"? Have any of the developers even played Prey? About the only similarities I see are that both games take place in space, and give the player some unique abilities. Nothing else seems remotely similar. The whole premise of Prey was that a biological alien structure suddenly arrives near Earth and begins harvesting humans and resources to feed on and incorporate into itself. This new game looks more like System Shock crossed with the Aliens series. People complained about the cancelled Prey 2 that was shown off a few years back for not looking much like Prey, but at least that had some vague similarities, and didn't just re-use the name of its predecessor.

    And Prey only came out around ten years ago, so the series isn't even really due for a reboot. I'd not even call this a "reboot" though, or even a "re-imagining", since it appears to contain practically nothing that would make anyone think of the original game. It's almost like they were working on an entirely unrelated game, then figured they might as well tack on the "Prey" name, since they owned the rights to the property.

    The game itself does look like it has the potential to be really cool, but it seems bizarre that they would try to market it as a reboot of a totally different game, when the two look nothing alike.
  • problematiq
    Getting a little tired of this pre-order BS everyone is doing now days.
  • Greg_80
    It sure seems alot like Deadspace.