Praey for the Gods’s latest gameplay footage shows a Shadow of the Colossus clone where you need to worry about food and the elements.
Last year, Praey for the Gods face a minor legal difficulty with Bethesda forcing it to drop the “Prey” from its name. But Praey clearly bears a much stronger resemblance to Shadow of the Colossus, right down to climbing through the hair of giant monsters.
The real difference, as seen in a new gameplay trailer (thanks IGN), is that you’ll also need to worry about survival elements. The player will need to manage stamina to keep from getting exhausted, as spending too long in the cold or without food will slow you down – perhaps enough for the giants to catch up with you.
Praey of the Gods depicts a female protagonist trapped on a snow-covered island, who tracks and hunts down the massive creatures that roam it. Story elements seem to be minimal – at one point in the video, you can see cave drawings that give backstory – but the gameplay is clearly heavily inspired by Shadow of the Colossus. Given how few games of the type exist, that’s not a bad thing, and the snowy landscape certainly helps it stand out visually.
No release date is currently available, but during its closed alpha period, No Matter Studios was aiming for a 2018 launch. Praey for the Gods will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.