Latest Prey Trailer Showcases the Mimic Matter Ability

February 23, 2017 Written by Alex Co

In a press release, Bethesda has shot out a new Prey trailer titled “Mimic Madness.” In it, we see one of the game’s abilities, the “Mimic Matter,” shown off to great effect.

When you awaken aboard the Talos I space station, you that find you are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. Talos I has been overrun by an alien force, and you must stop the Typhon threat from destroying humanity. As Morgan Yu, and mankind’s last hope, fend off the alien infestation armed with the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.

One of the first alien powers you’ll learn is Mimic Matter. Acquired from the diminutive (and aptly named) Mimic Typhon, this power allows you to take the form of just about any appropriately sized object aboard Talos I. You’ll start small – a coffee mug, a teapot, a lamp, a banana – but as you level up this ability, you’ll soon be able to mimic more complex objects, including an impressive array of security turrets and Operator robots. 

Developed by Arkane Studios (Dishonored), Prey is set for release on a Friday, May 5, 2017, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Go check out our latest hands-on preview of the reboot to see how it’s shaping up so far.