By: John M Jerva
I’m sorry if the title to this article is a little misleading but it got your attention didn’t it? Arnold Schwarzenegger finally returns to the Predator legacy as he revisits his iconic character of Dutch from the original Predator film albeit in voice-over form. Arnie lent his voice to the new video game Predator: Hunting Grounds and even though it’s not a movie, it’s still pretty friggin cool! “If it bleeds, we can kill it!”
Schwarzenegger posted the exciting news on Twitter where he shared a bad ass video game image from the new game. Dutch is looking battle ready as ever and is packing some state of the art firepower. Check it out below!
The new game is an asymetrical multiplayer online shooter from video game developer IllFonic and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. Schwarzenegger let slip a few months back that he was indeed doing voice-over work and now we have the proof in that high-octane image.
Official Synopsis: one group of players control members of an elite Fireteam: who pack state-of-the-art conventional firepower, from shotguns and SMGs to sniper rifles and more. One player controls the Predator: a stealthy, acrobatic killing machine bristling with exotic alien technology such as the infamous Plasmacaster. As the Fireteam attempt to carry out paramilitary missions – annihilating bad guys and recovering important items – the Predator will be closing in, using its advanced vision mode to track and ambush its prey.
Jared Gerritzen, the Chief Creative Officer at IllFonic, elaborated on the Dutch storyline for the game and stated:
The premise of it is [Dutch] recorded these tapes since ’87 after the first movie. Throughout these tapes, there are those arrows [pointing to] what he’s doing, kind of like safeguards if he gets killed or captured. These tapes are gonna be used to essentially keep his story going.
It may not be an actual movie but it’s still kick ass to see Dutch finally return to the universe that he started and even though he’s older, my money is still on him. Now maybe, just maybe, Dutch might return in actual movie form. Hey, one can dream, can’t he?
Predator: Hunting Grounds hits stores on May 26th so it’s time to “Get to Da Choppa!”