On May 5th, Bethesda and Arkane Studios will unleash their reimagining of Prey on the gaming world. In anticipation of their long-awaited release, Bethesda is teaming up with theater chain Alamo Drafthouse to showcase a series of films that helped inspire Prey‘s sci-fi universe.
From April 4th to April 27th, select Alamo Drafthouse locations across the country will be hosting special screenings of MOON, Starship Troopers, Total Recall, and The Matrix. The chain is offering special four film tickets for those locations that are showing each movie, but you also have the option to purchase tickets for individual screenings. However, those who purchase bundle tickets will receive an incredible Prey poster designed by Mondo artist Tomer Hanuka.
Additionally, those in the New York, Austin, San Francisco, and Los Angeles areas will be able to attend free events hosted by Bethesda. These events will allow attendees to play Prey ahead of the game’s release and even enter the chance to win Prey swag like a custom PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Recently, we had the chance to play Prey at a Bethesda press event and found the game to be an intriguing experience that has more in common with Deus Ex and Dishonored than the original Prey.
As for the movies selected as Prey‘s inspirations, it’s a pretty spot-on collection. MOON speaks to the game’s feelings of isolation, Starship Troopers certainly inspired the game’s dystopian and totalitarian themes, The Matrix was clearly an inspiration for certain elements of the early plot that we’d prefer not to spoil, and Total Recall‘s dreamlike take on a technology-driven future can be felt in every corner of Arkane Studio’s upcoming title.
The only real disappointment is that there isn’t a sci-fi horror film like The Thing thrown into the mix in order to celebrate the game’s scarier moments. Still, this is a tremendous event and a great chance to catch some classic films on the big screen.