‘Prey’ (2017): 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Prey – E3 2016 Reveal TrailerAnnounced at the 2016 Bethesda Showcase, watch the reveal trailer for Prey! https://goo.gl/fZ6PqG Arkane Studios, the team behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored series, is bringing their unique vision to Prey, a first-person sci-fi action game that reimagines the franchise from the ground up… with an added psychological twist. You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. You’ll have to rely on the tools you find on the station – along with your wits, weapons and mind-bending abilities – to combat the growing threat and, hopefully, survive. Get your first look at Prey in the cinematic reveal trailer. Prey will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2017. For news and details on Prey, visit prey.com or follow Prey on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr.: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2016-06-13T02:38:14.000Z

Arkane Studios obviously knows how to craft a narrative driven, open-world FPS thanks to their work on the Dishonored series.

With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that Bethesda has decided to hand off one of their major FPS franchises to them. 2017’s Prey is a far cry from the cancelled sequel introduced in 2011. Instead of players getting the chance to take down alien bounties as a bounty hunter, Arkane’s vision of Prey is much closer to the experience of Bioshock and System Shock. After spending a full hour with a preview build of the game, we came away with a ton of info regarding this fresh re-imagining.

It’s time for us to delve deep into Talos-1, Morgan Yu and the Typhon alien threat featured in Prey.


1. The Prey IP Once Belonged to Developer Human Head Studios

Prey E3 2006 TrailerPrey trailer from E3 Expo 2006 as shown on Gamersquad.com2006-07-17T18:43:06.000Z

Developer Human Head Studios was once in charge of the Prey franchise. This former 2K Games published IP was first introduced in 2006 as a sci-fi shooter that had been through a number of development revisions since 1995. Upon release, it garnered a number of favorable reviews from Xbox 360 and PC gamers. Prey 2 was announced in 2006 and later introduced to gamers during E3 2011 in a promising debut trailer.

Prey 2 – E3 2011 Cinematic Trailer (1080p)http://humanhead.com/games-prey2.html2013-07-21T17:21:44.000Z

Its premise focused on the outer space bounty hunting exploits of a U.S. Marshal named Killian Samuels. However, Prey 2 was surprisingly canceled in 2014 after it fell into development woes. That troubling development process initially began once the game’s IP got passed on from 3D Realms to Bethesda Softworks. Bethesda then made the decision to allow Arkane Studios to produce their own take on Prey thereafter. The one aspect that Arkane is bringing back from the 1st game in the series is the theme of the main character having to deal with a dangerous alien menace.


2. Your Adventure Takes Place Aboard the Talos-1 Space Station

Prey – The History of TranStarDiscover more about the dark history of Talos I in the newly released alternate history video and when Prey releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017. Learn more at https://goo.gl/fZ6PqG In the alternate future of Prey, President Kennedy survives the assassination, which sets off a turn of events leading to the central conflict. After recovering from the attempt on his life, Kennedy threw his nation further into the space race by taking control of a U.S./Russian joint program and transforming a Russian satellite into a fully functional R&D facility meant to study non-terrestrials. This facility later became Talos I, a highly advanced space station owned by the TranStar Corporation. After awakening on Talos I, Morgan finds the station overrun by a previously contained non-terrestrial entity called Typhon, which the scientists had been studying and using to improve the scope of human abilities. Aided by strange alien-based powers, Morgan must survive the incursion, uncover the mysteries surrounding the Typhon and save humanity from the impending danger aboard the station. Prey will launch in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on Prey, follow the game on social media:: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2016-10-18T13:59:33.000Z

Prey has an interesting take on real world events with its alternate history storyline. Its plot begins with the failed assassination attempt of U.S. President John F. Kennedy back in 1963. Kennedy goes on to survive and provide more financial backing to the U.S.’s outer space aspirations. Along with the U.S., the U.S.S.R. further develops their space program. At one point in time, both superpowers come under the threat of an attack by the Typhon alien race. They manage to beat back the Typhon, capture them and study their DNA aboard a newly built space station deemed Talos-1.

Prey – Talos I & the Neo-Deco FutureExplore the dark secrets of Talos I when Prey releases in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Learn more at https://goo.gl/fZ6PqG In Prey, you find yourself aboard a space station, hunted by aliens, desperate to not only survive but also unravel the enigma of your own identity. But it’s not just extraterrestrial threats that you’ll encounter. The space station Talos I is as much of a character as Morgan Yu in this gripping first-person action game from Arkane Studios. Morgan Yu awakens in 2032, but it’s an alternate future as imagined by Arkane – a branching timeline that (among other things) includes President Kennedy surviving his assassination attempt. In Prey’s version of the future, the U.S. has built an even stronger space program, with Talos I emerging as a space station unlike anything you’ve seen in movies or games. Learn more about Prey’s “neo-deco” vision of the future – and Talos I itself – in our interview with Creative Director (and Arkane’s President) Raphael Colantonio. For more on Prey, follow the game on social media:: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2016-09-08T15:53:40.000Z

Talos-1 thrives as a Typhon research facility until a major incident erupts between the onboard scientists and escaped Typhon aliens. The U.S. decides to wipe its hands clean of the whole ordeal by putting an end to the Typhon study project. Later down the line, a company called the TranStar Corporation gets its hands on the entire space station. TranStar gets more control over the Typhon and uses the research gained from them to create Neuromods, which are able to grant humans extraordinary abilities. TranStar ends up becoming successful at manufacturing and selling these NeuroMods back on planet Earth. Several hazardous experiments involving the people living on Talos-1 gets tied to TranStar and its NeuroMods, however…


3. Players Can Take on the Role of a Male or Female Morgan Yu

Prey – Official Gameplay Trailer – Version 2 | Another YuExplore the dark secrets of Talos I when Prey releases in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Learn more at https://goo.gl/fZ6PqG Who will your Morgan be? How will you choose to face the Typhon threat overwhelming Talos I? Watch the first official gameplay trailer, but this time with Morgan Yu as a woman. While this choice won’t change the story or how you interact with the world – because Morgan Yu is Morgan Yu, and he or she will be defined by the choices you make – it’s yet another way that Arkane is saying yes to the player. Survive the danger and uncover the mysteries hidden within the space station when Prey launches in 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For more on Prey, follow the game on social media:: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2016-10-10T13:57:34.000Z

The main protagonist of Prey is Morgan Yu, who you’ll ultimately decide to control as either a man or a woman. In the year 2032, you’re chosen to become the newest employee of TranStar. This new role places you right aboard Talos-1 during another Typhon outbreak that claims the lives of several workers onboard. You can look even further into the important role Morgan Yu plays during this outer space mystery in this video.

Prey – Mimic MadnessLearn more about the aliens and powers featured in Prey on Bethesda.net https://goo.gl/l1GgUu Typhon have overrun Talos I, and Morgan Yu alone must stop the alien threat from destroying humanity. But don’t worry! As mankind’s last hope, you’ll be armed with a host of upgradeable human-based abilities to fend off the alien infestation. But why stop there when you can turn the tables on the aliens using their own powers? That’s right… in Prey, you’ll also gain access to Typhon abilities – unique alien powers learned by scanning the Typhon that are hunting you aboard the orbiting space station. One of the first powers you’ll learn is Mimic Matter. Acquired from the diminutive (and aptly named) Mimic Typhon, this power allows you to take the form of just about any appropriately sized object aboard Talos I. You’ll start small – a coffee mug, a teapot, a lamp, a banana – but as you level up this ability, you’ll soon be able to mimic more complex objects, including an impressive array of security turrets and Operator robots. Prey will be available on May 5, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-order today to receive the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack: https://prey.bethesda.net/preorder/ For more on Prey, follow the game on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2017-02-23T14:59:11.000Z

As Yu, you’ll make your way through all the nooks and crannies of Talos-1 as you fend off a wealth of hostile Typhon aliens. Yu can defend him/herself with conventional firearms, such as a pistol and shotgun. One of the more unique weapons Yu can wield is the GLOO Canon, which helps freeze enemies in place after you shoot enough glue in their direction. Yu’s capable of using various NeuroMods that gifts him/her with the abilities needed to beat back the Typhon. The gameplay posted above shows how Yu can use the Mimics’ own signature ability to transform into everyday objects. And the following video demonstration provides an explanation about all the different weapons, gadgets and gear you can equip during your dangerous mission.



4. You’ll Come Into Contact With an Extraterrestrial Menace Known as the Typhon

Prey – 8 Minutes of GameplayTake a tour of Talos I and discover more secrets in the newest gameplay video and when Prey releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017. Learn more at https://goo.gl/fZ6PqG Powers. Tools. Weapons. Aliens. And a massive space station. In signature style, Arkane Studios’ sci-fi thriller blends simulation and narration, dropping you into a carefully crafted world, then setting you free to play as you want. Watch almost nine minutes of pure Prey gameplay, with some light narration from Creative Director Raphael Colantonio and Lead Designer Ricardo Bare. Prey will launch in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on Prey, follow the game on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2016-12-02T14:55:17.000Z

The Typhon comes in many forms. The most common type of Typhon you’ll encounter are Mimics, small spider-like creatures that attack by ramming into you. They’re even harder to wipe out when they come in a pack formation (killing just one of them with wrench strikes is an option). What makes them even more dangerous is the fact that they can take the form of everyday objects in order to stay hidden. The other Typhon alien types that you’ll need to fend off includes the Cystoid, Nightmare, Phantom, Poltergeist and Telepath. The video shown below offers an inside look at the alien menace you’ll need to stay aware of.

Prey – Typhon ResearchLearn more about the music, aliens and powers featured in Prey on Bethesda.net https://goo.gl/l1GgUu Something has gone very, very wrong aboard Talos I. What began as an experiment aimed at bettering humanity has turned into a full-on alien infestation by the previously contained entities called Typhon. Morgan Yu, who is at the center of these experiments, now must fight the Typhon aboard the highly advanced space station owned by the TranStar Corporation. With a full ecology, the Typhon aliens are more than just shadowy creatures hell-bent on destroying the human race. Prey will be available on May 5, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-order today to receive the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack: https://prey.bethesda.net/preorder/ For more on Prey, follow the game on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING: Mature with Blood, Language, Use of Alcohol, and Violence.2017-03-16T13:58:12.000Z


5. Pre-Ordering Prey Gets You the “Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack”

Prey 2017 Pre Order

Exploring every part of Talos-1 is a dangerous endeavor, so it’s recommended that you begin your trek through this space station with as much gear as possible. Pre-ordering Prey means you’ll get an early offering of helpful items in the form of the “Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack.” This bonus DLC pack comes with the powerful Margrave Shotgun, additional shotgun ammo plans, two Medkits, three Transtar Neuromods, one Recycler Shielding Chipset and a batch of Starter Fabrication Materials.

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