Prey's new trailer is all about turning into mugs and bananas (and other things)

By Melvyn Tan on Feb 24, 2017

The new Prey may have a weapon that seems to fire glue, but that's still pretty banal compared to the ability to turn into a mug. A mug, of all things! But while the humble mug has been the most common example when it comes to showcasing Morgan Yu's Mimic ability (an ability which some of the game's aliens have too), there're plenty of other stuff he/she can turn into too. The Mimic Madness trailer is a celebration of all those other guys.

But first, it starts off with a mug. Of course it does. Thankfully, the clear biasness towards mugs only shows up for a few seconds before the mug is replaced by a glorious, rolling roll of toilet paper. Hopefully, there won't be any fire-spitting aliens.

The first half of the trailer is mostly a montage of various things rolling or sort-of-rolling, from headphones and apples to photo frames and an entire drawer. The second half gets a bit more interesting, showing Yu masquerading as a cleaning sign before springing an ambush on curious aliens with a shotgun. Other Mimic-able things include a flying object - a drone of some kind? - and a turret, in case you wanted a turret section in the game.

At the end of it all, we see a banana leaving the space station, Talos 1, and floating across the vast expanse of space. Clearly, this is a set-up for a sequel.

Image source: YouTube
Image source: YouTube

For gameplay involving more than mimicking objects and rolling around, Bethesda released a gameplay trailer last month, showing off stuff like the previously mentioned glue-firing weapon, the Gloo Cannon, as well as Yu stabbing his/her eye with needles for the sake of power. There's no mug in it either, in case you were wondering.

Prey will release on May 5 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.  

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A secretly eccentric college student who mostly plays shooters on PC, although his gaming interests also extend to sneaking around in sizeable environments and slashing at things. He prefers his turn-based strategy games to involve miniatures and dice, and thinks that NieR: Automata's 2B is waifu material.
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