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Prey secures May release date

Talos more.

Prey launches worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 5th May 2017.

More than a decade after the original Prey, this new "reimagining" comes from Arkane Studios, developer of Dishonored.

Part BioShock, part Metroidvania and with plenty of Arkane's own DNA, this sci-fi first-person shooter has been in development for around four years.

Our glimpses of the game so far have been promising - especially how combat isn't limited to simple weaponry but is expanded by weird and wonderful plasmid-esque powers. Want to morph into a coffee cup to evade detection? You can do that too.

It follows multiple earlier attempts at a more traditional Prey sequel, originally announced in 2006 and worked on by Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms and, later, original Prey studio Human Head Studios.

This version of Prey is set aboard the Talos 1, a lunar spacestation which has been taken over by black spidery tentacle aliens. Obviously, it would be a bad thing if they were to make it to Earth.

Pre-order the game and you'll get an exclusive in-game shotgun, plus some other consumables to help you get started.

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