Prey: Mooncrash Released, Free Base Game Update Available, Typhon Hunter Announced

While E3 is mostly known for its trailers, previews and announcements, this time around, Bethesda took things one step further and, together with Arkane Studios, released Mooncrash, a new DLC for Arkane's System- and Bioshock-inspired immersive sim Prey. In Mooncrash you'll play as a hacker who needs to get off the moon and uses countless simulations to find the best way to do so, creating a highly replayable rogue-lite sort of experience in the process. You can get Mooncrash on Steam for $19.99 if you already own Prey or buy the Digital Deluxe Edition that contains both the base game and the DLC for $39.99.

This new release comes with an update for the base game that adds two new difficulty modes - Story and Survival, as well as the popular these days New Game+ mode. And if you buy the Mooncrash DLC, later this summer, you'll get access to a new asymmetrical multiplayer mode called Typhon Hunter, where one player will have to survive a game of hide and seek against five other people playing as mimics.

Here's an introduction video along with the official launch trailer:

And some additional information:

Fight overwhelming odds to escape a secret TranStar moon base where the enemies you encounter, the hazards you face, the goals you complete, and the loot you collect are different each time you play. With changing environments as dangerous as they are dynamic, the Mooncrash campaign for Prey will offer a fun, infinitely replayable challenge to test even the most skilled players.


In Prey: Mooncrash, TranStar’s secret moon base stopped transmitting shortly after the events of Prey. Now Peter, a hacker stationed aboard a spy satellite tasked with intercepting TranStar communications, must find out why. Trapped and under a ruthless contract with KASMA Corp, Peter’s only hope of ever seeing his family again is uncovering the moon base’s lost secrets.


Live. Die. Adapt. Escape!
Escape TranStar’s moon base before the Typhon threat takes over. A simple goal, but one with hundreds of viable solutions. In Mooncrash, players will experience an all-new, infinitely replayable, ‘rogue-lite’ campaign with ever-changing enemies, weapons and objectives against a constantly increasing alien threat.

Survive How You Want with Who You Want
Unlock multiple characters as you play, each with their own set of specialized, upgradable skills. Will you forge your path with the resourceful engineer Joan, trade that wrench in for Security Officer Bhatia and his shotgun, or will you choose the frail-but-gifted Andrius and his arsenal of psychic abilities? Prey is about choices, and those choices belong to you.

Search for Secrets, Loot…and a Way Off
Arkane Studios’ talent for detail and story-rich environments comes alive in Mooncrash. As you explore the station, which is the same size and scope of four levels of the original game’s Talos I station, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for precious supplies – and, of course, Mimics.

New Challenges, New Solutions
The Typhon threat has returned with familiar foes and tough new enemies, each armed with a unique set of deadly characteristics. Use the full power of the arsenal at your disposal, including popular weapons and abilities from Prey’s main game, to fight for your life and make a mad dash for your escape.

Prey: Typhon Hunter
Mooncrash also includes the upcoming Typhon Hunter multiplayer update, a tense game of hide and seek between a single survivor and five other players who stalk, hunt, and hide in plain sight as mimics. Typhon Hunter update is expected to release later this summer on all platforms.