Prey 2 live-action trailer jets off

After yesterday's Prey 2 news, you may have been anticipating the first trailer. It arrived today but, unfortunately, it's live-action.


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.

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.

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    March 16, 2011 6:00 AM

    Comment on Prey 2 live-action trailer jets off, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 16, 2011 6:46 AM

      so farcry 2?
      take a franchise and make a sequel that's not a sequel?

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        March 16, 2011 7:02 AM

        If the rumors can be believed, then yes,

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        March 16, 2011 7:04 AM

        It could easily be a sequel. IIRC, the end of Prey had Tommy back on earth, starting a new bar, when that alien priestest came to warn him that there was a larger threat coming. In this P2 trailer, we're seeing a huge-ass (larger than the first game's) mothership descending into the clouds, and the brief alien glimpses we've seen suggest similar.

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          March 16, 2011 7:28 AM

          Rumors suggest that this trailer depicts the plane you see in the first game, and the sequel will take place concurrently to the original. So kind of a side-quel.

          They also suggest you'll be playing the air marshall (barely) seen in the trailer, and it'll be some kind of open world game.

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        March 16, 2011 7:13 AM

        With Far Cry 2 I figured it was excusable because the plot of Far Cry was so generic and forgettable. Plus if you wanted to play the "real" Far Cry sequel you played Crysis. An open world game about drug smugglers in Africa would only ever get the green light - or any attention - with a sequel name foisted on to it.

        But while I get that Prey 2's connection to Prey would be the same aliens invading Earth, I think that the thing that made Prey interesting was the setting and situation, and the rare Native American protagonist. So to throw that out in favor of what could just as easily have been a F.E.A.R. sequel smacks to me of missing the point entirely.

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      March 16, 2011 7:08 AM

      wtf ? live action ? are they stupid ?

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      March 16, 2011 7:30 AM

      Huh! Good trailer. I think I recognized an alien warrior voice clip from P1, and the plane appears to wind up on a tiny world ball, which everyone will recall. Very nice!

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      March 16, 2011 7:33 AM

      This teaser pretty much made me decide not to bother with the game.

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      March 16, 2011 7:35 AM

      "Open world shooter shenanigans" = :(

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      March 16, 2011 8:06 AM

      I don't understand all the hate for this. I liked it - definitely a good teaser for the sequel. First game was hella fun.

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        March 16, 2011 12:47 PM

        The hate is that this is supposed to be a game; not a movie. And some people don't enjoy the whole 'games trying to be movies' business.
        I don't care a bit about the pointless "aliens invading earth" 'plot'. Show me gameplay. Prey 1 had some great innovative gameplay; show me more of that. That's what a game is about.

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      March 16, 2011 8:13 AM

      Ha, terrible marketing. Also, did the first Prey do all that well? I remember being very underwhelmed at the demo, and once Portal came out it made the portals in Prey look horrible.

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        March 16, 2011 12:52 PM

        Nah, that's actually an interesting marketing idea. It's just that most people won't care about it and wait for the next video showing actual game/gameplay footage.

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      March 16, 2011 8:16 AM

      Great trailer actually. I hope they take it in a new direction. I never bothered finishing Prey :/

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      March 16, 2011 9:01 AM

      Be nice if they develop another character and then do a coop game for the third Prey.

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      March 16, 2011 2:18 PM

      Dunno what y'all talking about, that was a pretty damn good trailer. Very reminiscent of the opening of the original, which was by far the best part of the game.

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      March 16, 2011 3:03 PM

      The one girl in this was cute...sadly they missed an oppurtunity to have all her clothes sucked off as things were getting sucked out of the plane in an homage to the Kym Malin scene in Weird Science (and then had a horrible horrible tentacle sex scene...and then a huge full screen goatse tubgirl back-forth .gif...that alone woudl sell some copies).

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      March 16, 2011 8:05 PM

      the vid went all bourne supremacy on me when it was almost done