As announced at E3 2016, Arkane Studios’ Prey reboot features a playable female character and takes place on Talos 1, a space station that has been taken over by hostile aliens. As male or female protagonist Morgan Yu, it’s the player’s job to prevent them from causing harm to all of mankind.
While Prey‘s choice of protagonists is refreshing, sadly we didn’t get to see female Morgan in action at E3. Fans have also been eager for more information about the aliens and Talos 1 itself. In two new Prey trailers, the game’s publisher Bethesda delivers on both.
Prey Female Protagonist Trailer + ‘The History of TransStar’
In the first of the two new trailers for the game, we see the female Morgan Yu go through the exact same gameplay sequence as the male Morgan did at E3. Arkane Studios says that players’ choice of Morgan “won’t change the story or how you interact with the world,” but this is just its way of “saying yes to the player.”
No doubt, gamers hoping to play as female characters in more games will welcome the gameplay trailer and the chance to see ‘Another Yu’ in action. However, others have questioned why female Morgan wasn’t shown off alongside male Morgan in the first place, also asking whether female Morgan will feature in future promotional footage.
In the second Prey trailer, we learn all about the game’s alternate history. In the world of Arkane’s Prey reboot, cosmonauts checking in on a Russian satellite are attacked by aliens (which are nickname Typhon) and Russia works with the United States to contain the threat.
Flash forward to the the assassination attempt on J.F.K. In this alternate history not only does President Kennedy survive but he takes over the U.S/Russia operation, turning the satellite into a research and development station called Talos 1. Eventually, a shady-sounding outfit named the TransStar Corporation takes over and begins to study the Typhon and perform experiments to “improve the the scope of human abilities.” One such test subject is Morgan Yu, whose job it is to save the world.
Prey will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2017.