Prey 2 live-action trailer jets off

Yesterday, Bethesda Softworks announced that Prey 2 will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012. Today, the publisher unveiled the first trailer for Human Head's shooter sequel, though unfortunately it's a live-action affair with no glimpse of the game itself in sight.

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After close analysis of the trailer, we feel comfortable speculating that Prey 2 may very well feature aliens, firearms and green lighting. Consider the mood set, or something.

There's also word that the unspecified version of id Software's engine being used for Prey 2 is, unfortunately, not the Rage-powering id Tech 5. "This game has been in development for quite a while and id Tech 5 is still in progress (until Rage ships, and probably even after). So it really wasn't an option," Bethesda marketing maestro Pete Hines told IGN.

On a decidely less official note, there are also rumours from Kotaku that Prey 2 will not star Prey protagonist Tommy, who was originally due to be its hero. According to these unconfirmed rumours, the game stars an air marshal. You might notice there's one such chap blasting away at aliens in this teaser trailer. The whispers say he was onboard the aeroplane seen in Prey and will become a bounty hunter on an alien planet, engaging in open-world shooter shenanigans. Naturally, you'll want to take this all with a large pinch of salt.