Bethesda and Arkane show off the first 35 minutes of Prey

Prey Neuromod

If you don’t want to be spoiled at all, look away now. To help build excitement ahead of its May 5 launch, Bethesda and Arkane have released a 35 minute walkthrough which shows off the beginning of sci-fi shooter Prey. It starts off fairly normal enough, before all hell breaks loose on Talos I and you have to find out what on Earth has happened to the place.

If you need to get up to speed on Prey, have a read of our ever-expanding guide.

After an initial plot revelation, players are set loose to explore this installation that’s currently orbiting the moon. This starts off with players bludgeoning headcrab-like aliens to death with a wrench, before eventually picking up the GLOO Cannon with the help of a mysterious man over your radio.

As the name suggests, the GLOO Cannon fires orbs of sticky gel which causes enemies to calcify, allowing the player to smash into a thousand pieces with their wrench. While good against the smaller aliens, I imagine the GLOO Cannon won’t do much against larger foes.

From there, players pick up a Neuromod which is very similar one of BioShock’s Plasmids. Neuromods jack into a person’s brain and gives them the ability to wake up certain latent abilities like increased strength or slowing down time while in battle. The way these mods are administered are quite gruesome, with players injecting two massive spikes into their eye to upgrade their brain. I’ll pass on the procedure for now.

The rest of the walkthrough shows the player picking up a shotgun, fighting some humanoid aliens called Phantoms, doing some crafting using the various fabricators found around Talos I before finally watching a videotape which explains what is actually going on. Just before the video gets to its climax, the walkthrough cuts off.

If you’re now invested in the story of Prey and want to get to the bottom of this mystery, it launches on May 5.

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