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Predator: Stalking Shadows, New Prequel Novel to Illfonic’s Predator: Hunting Grounds On The Way!

Following on from his work on The Predator: Hunters and Hunted, the prequel novel to The Predator which I think was far superior to the film, James A. Moore is returning to the world of Predator to help set the stage for Illfonic’s Predator: Hunting Grounds!

This official prequel novel leads into the new Playstation 4 video game from IllFonic. PREDATOR: STALKING SHADOWS is the bridge between Predator 2 and the current day continuity. U.S. Marine Scott Devlin takes on a new assignment that begins with the clean-up of a Los Angeles combat scene revealing what appears to be alien weapons and tech. His next mission, to an equatorial jungle, seems like an assault on a drug cartel until his team finds human bodies, skinned and suspended from the trees. Justifiably freaked out, Devlin digs deeper and discovers hidden truths, clandestine agencies, savage opponents… and an unexpected ally.

According to the Amazon product page, Predator: Stalking Shadows is due out May 26th 2020. The upcoming prequel novel is available to pre-order from both Amazon US and UK. We don’t currently have a release date for Predator: Hunting Grounds but it is expected around mid-2020.

 Predator: Stalking Shadows, New Prequel Novel to Illfonic's Predator: Hunting Grounds On The Way!

Predator: Hunting Grounds on show at New York Comic Con 2019.

We previously had the pleasure of chatting to Jim about his work on The Predator: Hunters and Hunted for the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast. If you haven’t already checked that out, be sure to head on over and have a listen! Thanks to felix for the news!

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Comments: 19
  1. Katanu
    I'm glad there's a new novel coming, I have no problems if Stargazer is incorporated into the story, "Hunters and Hunted" and "Hunters II" proved that you can make a great Predator story using elements of The Predator. But please, none of that "Predators want our DNA and they want to move to Earth" stuff, I just want our regular Predators that comes to hunt and collect trophies, but since it's the same author of Hunters and Hunted, I think we're good.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with Stargazer. It was just another iteration of OWLF. Like most of the aspects of The Predator, it was just in how they handled it. Given Jim also wrote the only real backstory and competent Stargazer we've seen in Hunters and Hunted, I expect we'll see more of them in this too. And I'm fine with that.
  3. Voodoo Magic
    I'm excited to know there's a new Predator book coming but seiously : does everything nowadays need a prequel novel ?

    Well Predator can go anywhere and given the last film takes place in 2018, even if it wasn't meant to be a tie-in to the game it's still a prequel because it takes place before the last film in the timeline. As well as since the Predators had been arriving for centuries if not more, a lot of stories would fall into the prequel camp inherently.

    Hmm. That sounds very wise. I wonder if anyone else mentioned that before in this thread...

    Well when it's EU, isn't it all technically prequels or sequels?  ;)

    https://66.media.tumblr.com/64352324ad3cd1dd024ec53f1fdf2813/tumblr_pahhahuDGy1se0jzho1_500.gif

     ;D

    I just hope I don't see any The Predator references.

    Considering Stargazer was mentioned in the game's trailer, I fear it might be inevitable.
  4. SuperiorIronman
    I'm excited to know there's a new Predator book coming but seiously : does everything nowadays need a prequel novel ?

    Well Predator can go anywhere and given the last film takes place in 2018, even if it wasn't meant to be a tie-in to the game it's still a prequel because it takes place before the last film in the timeline. As well as since the Predators had been arriving for centuries if not more, a lot of stories would fall into the prequel camp inherently.
  5. Xiggz456
    Synopsis sounds good to me! Can’t wait!

    Now if Titan will give us two more omnibus with the DH press Predator novels (that I’ve never read) I’ll truly be a happy camper.
  6. Voodoo Magic
     :D

    I'm not complaining - it just seems to me they do prequel novels for the sake of it, not 'cause game really needs prequel story . But again I'm excited there any new Predator book coming out. They don't do that frequently these days, huh ?

    Well when it's EU, isn't it all technically prequels or sequels?  ;)

    But yeah, the IP Holders do love those tie-ins because the fans just eat them up. Not only will we buy the Predator Hunting Grounds game, but we'll buy the prequel novel, new associated pop figures, sugar cereal, and even buy and wear the Hunting Grounds socks too!  ;D
  7. Kradan
    You're "excited" yet you're complaining in the same breath?

    I'm not complaining - it just seems to me they do prequel novels for the sake of it, not 'cause game really needs prequel story . But again I'm excited there any new Predator book coming out. They don't do that frequently these days, huh ?

    Geez Kradan, what were you like as a kid on your Birthday?  I'm excited about my presents but why did I have to get so many?  :P

     :D
  8. Voodoo Magic
    Man... sooo seconded, Hicks!  I'm very excited about this, as well as with the notion that we might get a true follow-up to Predator 2 that many have been so desperately craving. Sorry If It Bleeds - Drug War, but you just don't measure up in my book.

    I'm excited to know there's a new Predator book coming but seiously : does everything nowadays need a prequel novel ?

    You're "excited" yet you're complaining in the same breath? Geez Kradan, what were you like as a kid on your Birthday?  I'm excited about my presents but why did I have to get so many?  :P
  9. felix
    Synopsis from Amazon.

    "An action-packed prequel to the new Illfonic video game PREDATOR: HUNTING GROUNDS - revealing deeply buried secrets in the battle between the ultimate hunters and their human prey.

    This official prequel novel leads into the new Playstation 4 video game from IllFonic. PREDATOR: STALKING SHADOWS is the bridge between Predator 2 and the current day continuity. U.S. Marine Scott Devlin takes on a new assignment that begins with the clean-up of a Los Angeles combat scene revealing what appears to be alien weapons and tech. His next mission, to an equatorial jungle, seems like an assault on a drug cartel until his team finds human bodies, skinned and suspended from the trees. Justifiably freaked out, Devlin digs deeper and discovers hidden truths, clandestine agencies, savage opponents... and an unexpected ally."
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