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Watch the first gameplay from Bethesda's 'Prey' reboot

Engadget logo Engadget 5/08/2016 Nick Summers
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Following its reveal at E3, Bethesda has shown the first gameplay footage from Prey. The new reboot is a divisive one, as it appears to abandon the character and spiritual powers that defined the original in 2006. Instead, you play as Morgan Yu, a human living in a space station called the Talos 1. Suddenly, in a plot twist that will surprise no-one, the ship is taken over by a sinister alien force. Yu is the subject of an experiment, however, that's granted him unnatural, devastating powers. You're tasked with fighting through the black, smokey monsters while uncovering larger mysteries.

The spaceship is styled after the 1960s, giving the trailer a Dead Space-meets-Bioshock vibe. While spooky, it's a clear departure from the game developed by Human Head Studios. That team worked on a sequel for many years, called Prey 2, which was ultimately canned. (A teaser trailer was shown at E3 in 2012.) The new game, which "reimagines the franchise from the ground up," is being put together by the Austin, Texas branch of Arkane Studios. It's due out in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Bethesda will be hoping it can win over skeptical Prey fans before then.

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