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Prey launching in early May, watch the new trailer

Details on story, powers, enemies and more

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Prey, Arkane Studios’ reboot of the first-person shooter series, will be released May 5 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today.

Bethesda also released the second gameplay trailer for Prey today, showing off more of the space station Talos I and the story in the game. We learn that Morgan Yu, the protagonist of Prey — who can be male or female, depending on the player’s choice — is the vice president and director of research for the TranStar Corporation.

It appears that Yu has been studying alien life forms known as Typhon onboard Talos I and doing research into “neuromods.” These mods, which are based on the Typhon creatures, confer alien powers to humans ... by being injected into an eye socket.

This action takes place indoors, but Bethesda says that the entire space station is open for exploration, including zero-gravity sections in space outside. Talos I itself evokes the BioShock series with its art deco-inspired lobby, but there’s also the kind of futuristic laboratory white rooms you’d expect in a place like this.

For more on Prey, which Bethesda unveiled at E3 2016, check out the new screenshots below. Bethesda announced today that pre-order customers will receive a bundle of in-game items called the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack. It contains the Margrave Shotgun, three neuromods, two medkits, starter fabrication materials and a recycler shielding chipset.

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