Bethesda and Arkane Studios have unveiled a brand new gameplay trailer for its upcoming Prey reboot at Quakecon 2016. Set in 2034, players are cast as Morgan Yu, the test subject of some "morally dubious" human experiments who aims to discover the truth behind a alien-ridden space station called Talos 1.
"I keep having this dream," Yu narrates in the trailer as he explores the space station. "I'm just staring into the black between the stars. There's something there; I know there is. I can't see it, but it sees me. It sees everything. You know what I'm talking about, but you will soon."
The trailer shows off some gorgeous shots of the massive space station and combat with the shadow-like aliens that morph, shift and lurk within the station.
The trailer ends with the narrator saying:"To make this right, someone has to die."
"In Prey, you are the first human enhanced with alien powers aboard a desolate space station under assault," the trailer's YouTube description reads. "Improvise and innovate in order to survive as you search for answers."
Announced during Bethesda's press conference at E3 2016 with a cinematic trailer, details revealed about the upcoming game so far are very different from the Prey 2 shown in 2011 that featured a federal air marshal who takes on the role of a bounty hunter on an alien planet. Prey 2 was eventually cancelled in 2014 by Bethesda.
Arkane Studios creative director Raphael Colantonio said in an interview released on Bethesda's YouTube page that Prey is not a sequel or remake. Neither does it have any ties with the original 2006 game or the cancelled sequel.
"You have to look at it like a re-imagining of the IP," Colantonio said. He also noted that the game's protagonist can be played as a man or a woman.
Prey is set to release in 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.