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Prey 2 officially announced for PS3, 360, PC

Head-spinning FPS returns on id Tech engine

Bethesda's announced it's signed up the sequel to head-spinning 2006 first-person shooter, Prey.

Once again developed by Human Head Studios, Prey 2 is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012, with an exclusive reveal due in the next issue of PSM3.

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No gameplay details have been offered yet, but it's confirmed that the game is being developed using "the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software," which we assume means id Tech 5.

It's not the first time the game's been announced however - previous rights owner 3D Realms announced the sequel for Xbox and PC back in 2008, when the plot was set to shove players back into the boots of Tommy, the reluctant hero of Prey who saved Earth from alien invasion.

"This time, abandoned and framed for the disappearance of his family and girlfriend, Tommy escapes an Earth that no longer wants him for a future that cannot survive without him", was the word on the storyline.

Some artwork even appeared online - and you can see it on this very page.

Bethesda parent Zenimax was seen to have snapped up the rights to the franchise - which was previously owned by Duke Nukem house, 3D Realms - back in 2009.

"We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2," said Chris Rhinehart, project lead. "Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world.

"We're excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are."

We quite enjoyed the original, so this is good news for us. The original Prey review, if you're interested, lives here.

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