Today, developer Arkane Studios and publisher Bethesda released a new short trailer for Prey that showcases the game’s “Mimic Matter” ability.
As you may know, in Typhon (the aliens you will encounter in the game) have overrun Talos I, and Morgan Yu alone must stop the alien threat from destroying humanity. In order to do this, Yu will not only be armed with a host of upgradeable human-based abilities to fend off the alien infestation, but also a variety of alien powers. That’s right, in Prey, you’ll also gain access to Typhon abilities – unique alien powers learned by scanning the Typhon that are hunting you aboard the orbiting space station.
One of the first you’ll learn is Mimic matter, which is acquired from Mimic Typhon (you can read about the Mimic and the game’s other Typhons here). This power allows you to take the form of just about any appropriately sized object aboard Talos I. At the start of learning the power, you will only be able to form into smaller objects, like a banana, a mug, or a lamp, but as you level up the ability you will be able to mimic more complex objects, such as security turrets and Operator robots.
Prey is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 5, 2017. Below, you can check out the new trailer: