Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Arkane Studios

Talos I calls! Prey now available for console, PC

Prey returns today, courtesy of Arkane Studios. Bethesda Softworks picked up the dormant series after its sequel found itself stuck in development, and they found a new home for it with the creators of the Dishonored series. The result is a new take on the story, with players taking on the role of Morgan Yu, who awakens from cryosleep to find themselves on board the space station Talos 1. Yu realizes that they were the subject of strange experiments, which will come in handy, as a hostile alien force has overrun the station. With a mixture of shooter and light role-playing mechanics, players decide which of the alien powers to use, and how they will engage with other characters, as they attempt to find answers as well as stop the invaders.

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Arkane, Bethesda release launch trailer for Prey

With its release closing in, just a few days away now, Bethesda has released a new launch trailer for Prey. After its whizz-bang overview, check out the other trailers covering the aliens, powers, and weapons found on Talos I. Console gamers itching to give it a try can currently download the Opening Hour demo, which include the first full hour of gameplay.

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Prey demo to go live on April 27 for PS4 and Xbox One

Console gamers are getting the chance to try the first hour of Prey on April 27 with the release of Prey Demo: Opening Hour. The trial will allow players to take a look around the interstellar research facility Talos I, shortly after it’s been overrun by aliens, as recently awoken subject Morgan Yu. A new trailer has also been released highlighting the gameplay options possible during the initial hour.

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Yu steals powers, tricks turrets in Prey trailer Playing with Powers

The Prey video train rolls along with a new video covering the alien and human abilities available to the player. Playing with Powers is over four minutes long, and features members of the development team demonstrating and detailing Morgan Yu’s expanding repertoire of superhuman feats that are unlocked as they explore Talos I. Eventually, players will be able to gain the ability to aim with greater precision, slow down time, steal alien abilities, and of course, set things on fire. There is a downside to absorbing alien abilities, though, as the station’s turrets will mark the player as an intruder.

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Prey’s weapon and skill combos highlighted in new trailer

Prey’s trailer line has covered the aliens, then the protagonist, and now, it’s time to check out the weaponry and how it ties into the alien skills. The latest video, Weapons and Power Combos, features the numerous abilities, weapon combinations, and tools that Morgan has at his (or her) disposal. Things are burned, transformed, electrified, and destroyed in a variety of creative ways similar to Arkane’s Dishonored series. Is there a gloo cannon? Yes, there’s a gloo cannon.

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Morgan Yu’s possibilities discussed in new trailer for Prey

Prey’s previous video covered the various alien types running amok on Talos I, and today, it’s your turn. Well, Morgan Yu’s turn, the game’s protagonist, along with the choices he will have to make and people he will meet on the station. Or she, as ‘Only Yu Can Save the World’ notes, players can decide Morgan’s gender. The video also covers the various powers and weapons at the player’s disposal, which will alter their progress, as they awaken as something of a blank slate.

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Typhon Research Team looks at Prey’s alien invaders in new trailer

The aliens that have overrun Talos I are featured in a new trailer for Prey. The instructive video, titled Typhon Research, comes from the owners of the station, TranStar Corporation. The business opened their vaults to the Typhon Research Team’s work in order to help the sole survivor, Morgan Yu, save the station. Footage demonstrates the mimic’s ability to take the form of inanimate objects, the phantom’s power to summon and launch projectiles, and the telepath’s control over weaker organisms.

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Keep your eye on that banana! Prey Mimic Madness trailer released

New gameplay footage has gone live for Prey. The video, titled Mimic Madness, demonstrates how players can use the Mimic’s power during combat. It’s one of the first alien powers that players will learn, allowing them to take advantage of their ability to transform into a variety of objects, including a banana, lamp, mug, and security turret.

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Bethesda to launch Arkane’s Prey on May 5 for console, PC

The upcoming re-imagined version of Prey is set to be released on May 5 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Gamers who pre-order will receive several digital extras at launch in the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack. The set will include the family heirloom Margrave shotgun along with several tools: three neuromods to acquire new abilities, two medkits, a Fabrication plan to create the shotgun and ammo, a starter kit for building tools and weapons, and a upgrade to help preserve resources. Developed by Dishonored creator Arkane Studios, the new version finds players waking up in 2032 on the space station Talos I. Not only have aliens invaded the facilities, but players have been the subject of strange experiments and have no memory of recent events.

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Dishonored 2 update adds custom difficulty settings, mission select

Arkane Studios has released the second free update for Dishonored 2. The latest download adds two new features: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select. The former adds over 20 sliders for players to customize their game, adjusting everything from the number of enemies who will attack simultaneously to the speed of sleep darts. It will also add Iron Mode, which features permadeath and no manual saves. Mission Select allows for any mission to be unlocked once played, with the player’s status retained from the playthrough. The patch is available for all versions.

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