One of the most undeniably interesting things about the new iteration of Prey is the way your character Morgan Yu can “scan” the Typhon enemies aboard the Talos I and use their own alien abilities against them, a la Mega Man.

One such ability, Mimic Matter, allows Morgan to inject himself into inanimate objects and make them sentient, turning pretty much any object – from a coffee mug to a sentry turret – into a useful tool to solve puzzles and take out enemies.

Developer Arkane Studios and publisher Bethesda released a new trailer today, which delves further into the Mimic Matter ability than we’ve seen in small snippets of footage prior. Not only that but it’s set to a pretty nifty vaporwave track.

The footage mostly consists of Morgan embodying smaller objects like coffee mugs and apples to travel through tight spaces and under objects, but as Morgan’s Mimic Matter ability becomes stronger, he is able to take over flying drones to reach high areas and turrets to wipe out Typhon enemies.

The beauty of Prey seems to come from the sandbox combat and the silly experimentation the game’s systems allow the player to take part in. Exploring this world doesn’t just mean searching every corner for secrets, upgrades, and collectibles, but also testing the limits of just what you can do when interacting with the world.

Prey launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 5, 2017.


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Evan discovered gaming with Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis and never looked back. He has spent the last 20 years criss-crossing genres and platforms, and is an equal opportunity rager, breaking consoles and PCs alike. If you spent summer days off from middle school playing classic PC shooters instead of developing a tan and social skills, you've got a friend in him. Mom might not understand the pain of being "180NOSCOPEWTFPWNED, SON!", but he does. Oh, he does.