If you’ve been waiting for news on Predator: Hunting Grounds, look no further as Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore Private Limited (SIES) has announced that the game will be releasing on April 24, 2020 with a suggested retail price of PHP2,199.
Taking inspiration from similar games such as Friday the 13th or Dead by Daylight, you kind of get the idea of how this will play out. Predator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical multiplayer shooter set in the remote jungles of South America, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as a member of an elite 4 person Fireteam and complete paramilitary operations before the Predator finds you. Or, play as the Predator to hunt the most worthy prey, choosing from your vast array of deadly alien tech to collect your trophies, one by one.
If you’re a fan of the movies from way back, you’ll be glad to know that the developers made a huge effort to have the game look and feel authentic to the Predator universe lore. Using the Unreal Engine, the lush jungle comes alive with the sights and sounds of military bravado moving toward their objective. While up in the trees, a flash of light and an ominous clicking sound belay that the team is about to face deadly opposition. From the epic Predator theme song to the signature light-bending cloaking and thermal Predator tech, fans of the Predator-verse will revel in both familiar and new canon.
While hunting the Predator, you can’t equip just any run of the mill weapon which is why your Fireteam is packed with the latest and most state-of-the-art arsenal, from pistols and sidearms to assault rifles, shotguns, grenades and heavy weapons. Each soldier can customize weapon loadouts and likewise, the Predator’s tech loadout is is nothing to scoff at, with the shoulder-mounted Plasma Caster, Combistick, Smart Disc, Wrist Blades, Yaujta Longbow and more!
The conflict zones of South America are treacherous, thick with ranging trees and sprawling undergrowth. Guerilla soldiers are well-camouflaged between guarding shantie hide-outs at the water’s edge. Whether Fireteam moves as a unit or takes a strategic split approach to reach each objective, the rich setting offers a diverse environment to perfect your approach. For the Predator, the trees are perfect for using otherworldly skills, crawling up tree trunks and stealthing through branches to stalk prey with frightening speed.
We got to play this game back in Tokyo Game Show 2019, check out our gameplay impressions from an early build of the game!