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FIRST LOOK: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as Dutch for Predator: Hunting Ground

May 12th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Oh yes! Remember all the rumours that Arnold Schwarzenegger may be returning for The Predator as Dutch Schaefer, the hero from the first movie, and then all the disappointment when he didn’t? Well, never fear, for Arnie IS back to fight the Predator.

At the start of 2020 Schwarzenegger mentioned that he had done for voice work for an upcoming game and now we know what the game is… it Predator: Hunting Ground.

Set 33 years after the first movie, Dutch is finally squaring up to the alien menace again.

In the game 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.

But now, on May 26th, players will be able to purchase a DLC that adds Dutch as a playable character and, according to Schwarzenegger, it “will help shed light on what the Dutch has been up to” since 1987.

According to Jared Gerritzen, the Chief Creative Officer at IllFonic: “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.”

This game was already on my radar, but finding out what happened to Dutch after the events of one of my favourite movies of all-time really makes this an attractive purchase.

What say you all? Is a purchase on your radar? Let me know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….