PlayStation’s State of Play has absolutely floored us today with its announcements, first the Resident Evil 3 remake was officially revealed and now, IllFonic and Sony’s Predator: Hunting Grounds finally has a release date of April , 2020!
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter that pits man against Predator. As part of a 4 person Fireteam, complete missions before the Predator finds you. Or be the Predator and hunt your prey.
A brand new trailer for the game was also released that focuses on the galaxy's deadliest hunter and his/her deadly arsenal, as well as the inclusion of an all-new female Predator!
"When we first came up with what this game would be, I knew we had to create a world where this ultimate female warrior would exist too," said Illfonic CCO Jared Gerritzen. "We had fun imagining her back-story which helped us create a fierce warrior that any gamer will have fun playing. She is agile, fast, and relentless. She is a huntress without fear and she thrives in the hunt. In the trailer we see her with a weapon that IllFonic created, the Yautja Bow. This is no ordinary bow, it deals massive damage to its prey and will pin the enemy to walls and other structures at death. She has access to the entire Predator arsenal as well."
In addition to the Predator's trusty blades, plasma caster, and the new Yautja Bow, the trailer also showcases the Smart Disc, which can be thrown and guided in first-person for making multiple kills, in addition to the Combistick, which can extend to become a spear both useful in close combat or from a distance.
Illfonic also provides some more details on three Predator classes with different styles of play, strengths and weaknesses to select from. Gamers can play as 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.
See everything in action in the brand new trailer below!
But that's not all, if you pre-order the game, you will get bonus in-game items at launch inspired by the original movie! First you can hunt as the Predator from the original film with the ‘87 Predator Skin and for the Fireteam players, get early access to the powerful "Ole Painless" mini-gun. It’s perfect for those, "who don’t have time to bleed."
Additionally, Ultimate Predator fans will want to get their hands on the Digital Deluxe Edition on the PlayStation Store which gets you awesome content including exclusive in-game items like PlayStation-themed Predator and Fireteam skins and even a digital copy of Predator: Hunters by Dark Horse Comics (120 pages!).