Aspyr Media, Inc. today announced the Mac version of Prey has been declared Gold Master and is scheduled to begin shipping by January 16, 2007. The title was developed for the Mac by Aspyr Studios, Aspyr’s internal development team, under license from 2K, a Take-Two Interactive Software publishing label.
Prey is a groundbreaking first-person shooter that turns the genre upside-down with new gameplay features and next generation graphics. Breaking the traditional first-person shooter format, Prey introduces innovative gameplay elements including wall-walking, portals, spirit-walking and gravity flipping, which allows for insane eight player deathmatches.
Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation and going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and ultimately his planet.
• Gravity Flipping – Manipulate gravity by shooting special targets located throughout the sphere. There are also zones in the world where gravity is automatically flipped in various directions.
• Wall Walking – Wall walk surfaces allow Tommy to traverse the sphere’s walls and explore otherwise unreachable areas.
• Death Walking – Death isn’t the end. After losing all his health, Tommy enters the Death Realm. He must battle the wraiths of fallen spirits to regain both health and spirit energy before returning to his living body.
• Spirit Mode – Tommy can use the power of his ancient ancestors to leave his body and enter a spirit form. Spirit mode allows Tommy to sneak up on enemies, as well as overcome the sphere’s many obstacles.
• Portals – Portal technology adds a new dimension to gameplay, allowing enemies to appear out of thin air, creating new and completely original puzzles and employing advanced gameplay techniques.
• Multiplayer – Multiplayer games take complete advantage of the unique gameplay styles of Prey, as players walk on the ceilings and walls while the map’s gravity flips from side to side.
Prey is rated “M” for “Mature” by the ESRB and will soon be available for Mac for $49.99 at http://www.aspyr.com
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “stoo” for the heads up.]