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Prey’s new trailer introduces its female protagonist

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Prey inroduces its female protagonist

I’m not sure if I just missed it, but ever since Prey was revealed by Bethesda at E3 there’s always been a promise of two protagonists. Not in the same sense that Dishonored 2 is doing it, but rather a choice that players can make at the very start of the game. Morgan Yu, the lost soul on a rather treacherous space station, isn’t male by default. And as a new trailer for the game shows, you’ll have a hard time deciding which sultry voice to choose for your adventure.

The trailer itself should be rather familiar though, considering it’s the same one used a few months back to first showcase some of the reboot’s strange gameplay. Instead this time Morgan is a woman, showcasing the only real change your gender choice at the start of the game will have.

It’s is neat that Arkane opted for a rather androgynous name for lore purposes, allowing players to identify and represent themselves in game in more options that most games of this ilk.

It is however yet another feature from the upcoming Dishonored that Prey seems to have borrowed. Much like it’s almost steampunk sibling, Prey is changing up the formula by allowing players to take on some alien powers. These allow you to change form entirely, transforming yourself into nearby inanimate objects to solve puzzles, hide from enemies and more. It’s a lot like Dishonored’s own Possession power, which pretty much achieves the same thing.

But even with similarities, Prey does look like a more realised take on the series than I could’ve ever hoped. It’s not the bounty hunting sequel that once was in development, but the eerie mix of BioShock and Dead Space atmosphere certainly makes me excited to play this once it’s out sometime next year.

Last Updated: October 11, 2016

13 Comments

  1. It’s funny how of all the games mentioned, the original Prey was the first to be released (in 2006).

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    • Archdruid Kromas

      October 11, 2016 at 08:51

      This Prey only shared the name … nothing else it seems. I mean at least Bioshock shared a similar gameplay style and certain mechanics in spirit with its predecessor System Shock.

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      • Pariah ???

        October 11, 2016 at 09:09

        Lol I’m not saying the gameplay has anything to do with it. Just that the original Prey was released before any of the inspirations for the new one.

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        • BakedBagel

          October 11, 2016 at 09:50

          And golly G was the first Prey damn mindblowing.

          I still remember the beginning, starting in that bar being sucked up by ayyliens.

          DAMN THAT GAME WAS SEXY

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          • Milesh Bhana

            October 11, 2016 at 10:03

            …and “Don’t Fear the Reaper” starts playing… goosebumps.

        • Archdruid Kromas

          October 11, 2016 at 10:42

          True but what I am saying is the first Prey is not even in the running for inspiration for this Prey. Hell the only reason they are using the same name is because of the few extra sales. Old Prey and this Prey are completely different games in terms of story and gameplay.

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      • Milesh Bhana

        October 11, 2016 at 10:04

        yeah, a little disappointed with the lack of similarities so far. I do believe there’s a nice surprise in the game that they haven’t revealed yet. (or is it just hope?)

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  2. Original Heretic

    October 11, 2016 at 08:50

    We have to prey just to make it today.

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  3. Grimsupanoob

    October 11, 2016 at 09:04

    lots of meh for this game… gonna give it a skip and ooohhh…shiny

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 11, 2016 at 09:17

    I know what she needs!
    http://i.imgur.com/zbLqxx3.gif

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  5. Fox1 - Retro

    October 11, 2016 at 10:09

    Looks more interesting than Call of Doody 😀

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  6. Deceased

    October 11, 2016 at 10:23

    I need this…

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