The Predator has appeared in tons of video games since the original 1987 movie kicked off the franchise, and the hunt continues in Predator: Hunting Grounds, a new video game coming to PS4 and PC next year. Check out the trailer below, which introduces a female Predator and showcases some intense, bloody action as players take control of either Predators or human soldiers in a fight to the death.
We’ve written a bit about this game already, but this new trailer shows off way more of the hyper-violent action players can expect when this thing drops early next year. In the game, you can play as part of a Fireteam, a four-person squad tasked with completing missions and facing off against guerilla soldiers before a Predator takes you out. But let’s be real: nobody wants to buy a Predator game and play as a human. The real draw is being able to go on the hunt as a customizable Predator, choosing one of three classifications: “a Hunter, the balanced killer; the agile Scout that can quickly stalk their prey; or the brutal Berserker that is strong and able to take massive damage.”
As far as weapons go, you can choose from alien technology like the explosive shoulder-mounted Plasma Caster, the versatile Combistick which can work as a short-range weapon or be thrown like a spear, a Smart Disc which can kill multiple enemies in the same throw, Wrist Blades, and, naturally, the iconic camouflage seen in the movies. There’s also a new weapon called the Yautja Bow, which “deals massive damage to its prey and will pin the enemy to walls and other structures at death.” I can’t help but think about games like Mortal Kombat when I see a Predator effortless yank a skull and spinal column out of an enemy soldier, and the amount of blood here should make the developers of Mortal Kombat series stand up and applaud.
My big question is: is there a helicopter located anywhere on the Hunting Grounds map? Players are going to be screaming their awful Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions anyway, so there may as well be an actual “choppah” that players can get to, right? They should lean into it an include a whole “Get to Da Choppah” mini-game, where you play as a human who has to outmaneuver a Predator in a race to a waiting helicopter.
Predator: Hunting Grounds hits shelves on April 24, 2020.
Since everyone is staying home to self-quarantine during the spread of coronavirus, video games have seen a significant increase in use as people turn to other forms of entertainment beyond streaming movies and TV at home. And if you’re a Predator fan, you’re about to have a fun weekend with a sneak preview of the upcoming multiplayer video game based on the classic film starring Arnold Schwarzegger and one ugly motherfucker.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an upcoming shooter video game where players are either part of an elite team of soldiers trying to complete a mission or a Predator trying to hunt them down. Each side has unique weapons helping them in the battle. Two new Predator: Hunting Grounds trailers have just been released, showcasing each side of the battle that will undoubtedly make the jungle a little bloodier when all is said and done.
Predator: Hunting Grounds Trailer – Fireteam
Here’s what’s in store for players if they end up on the fireteam:
Be a member of a Fireteam of elite paramilitary soldiers, the best there is. Complete challenging missions at all costs and come back home alive. No matter what the mission, be smart, work together and “get to the chopper!”. Be warned. Something is hunting you.
Not unlike Call of Duty and other shooters, the game features different classes and weapon loadouts that players can choose in order to more effectively complete missions against heavily armed forces in the jungles of South America. You’ll be tasked with missions like taking down drug lords or shutting down links to local bases. It’s not remarkably different from any other military game you’ve played before, except for one thing…
Predator: Hunting Grounds Trailer – Predator
The Predator’s mission is clear: The Hunt. Study the warriors in the jungle and choose the best of the best to engage. Dispatch your targets and collect trophies to display as tokens of each hunt. Do not let your prey escape. Failure is not an option.
Even though the odds are much greater that you’ll be playing a member of the fireteam in Predator: Hunting Grounds, everyone will want to be the Predator. When controlling the Predator, your task will be to take out the fireteam and prevent them from completing their mission.
As the Predator, you’ll be equipped with weapons like a plasma caster, wrist blades, and a combistick. Plus, you’ll be able to unlock more deadly weapons such as the smart disc with a guidance system you control to take down multiple enemies in one shot, and the Yautja bow and arrow. Oh, and you wouldn’t be the Predator without the ability to move stealthily and camouflage yourself with a cloaking device
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