New Prey Trailer Looks At The Art Of Mimicry

by Robert Workman

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Bethesda has unleashed a new trailer for its forthcoming sci-fi first-person shooter Prey, but this time it takes a different approach. Rather than focusing on the action you can expect from the upcoming game, it instead zeroes in on a certain ability within the game – being able to mimic and take control of objects.

That’s one of the abilities that becomes available to your character in Prey, as you can warp into objects big and small and use them to get around, so you don’t become detected by alien forces. These include items as big as a chair and a charged flashlight, or even as small as an apple or a roll of toilet paper. Yes, for once, you finally get to play a video game that lets you control a roll of toilet paper. Huzzah!

But there’s a neat trick involved with mimicry. You can actually transform back to your regular self rather quickly, so you can sneak up behind opponents as a toilet paper roll, then grow full size and lay waste to them using a variety of weapons. It’s a neat ability that’s sure to help you out as you venture through the space station.

Check out the trailer below, and feel the tremendous, awesome power of a banana (that you control) flying through space! It’s like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey! (Or not.)

Prey will release on May 5, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.