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Alpha Predator Announced for Predator: Hunting Grounds!

A new Predator class is coming to Predator: Hunting Grounds! The Alpha Predator is based on the NECA figure of the same name celebrating 100 Predator releases.

We knew this impressive looking Predator would be making it’s way to Hunting Grounds thanks to a recent leak. However, Illfonic and NECA have now made the official announcement via Instagram:

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📷 necaofficial THE ALPHA IS COMING TO PREDATOR: HUNTING GROUNDS! Play as NECA’s original design Predator in 20th Century Studios’ latest video game Hillside, NJ – June 10, 2020 – In collaboration with 20th Century Studios, and game developer IllFonic, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) today announced the Alpha Predator, an original design by the toy company, as a playable class in Predator: Hunting Grounds for the PS4™ system. The initial run of the Alpha Predator action figure in the US will see a limited release, with each box including a downloadable content (DLC) code. Players on the PS4™ system can redeem the code online to unlock the Alpha Predator in-game. Beginning with 2010’s Predators movie, NECA has rapidly expanded its toy line to include a variety of characters seen in the Predator universe (films, comics, video games, etc.). Ten years later, NECA is celebrating Predator as one of its most successful licenses by fully realizing their own original design that pays homage to the franchise's early days. Complete with a backstory to fit in with the lore, the Alpha Predator commemorates the 100th action figure release in the toy manufacturer’s Predator line. “We have been working closely with the great team at IllFonic. When the opportunity presented itself to allow for the inclusion of Alpha Predator into the game we jumped at the chance. It’s so gratifying to see our original action figure design come to life as a playable character in the game. The whole NECA studio was elated to see the character model and we cannot wait to play as Alpha this Summer” said Randy Falk, NECA Director of Product Development. PS4 is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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As the post above mentions, the Alpha Predator will be a redeemable DLC code included with purchase of the figure. However, this will be a limited number of PS4 codes which are included in the early run of the figure.

If you’d like to pre-order the NECA Alpha Predator figure, check out these online retailers: Entertainment Earth • Megalopolis • HobbyLink Japan • Dorkside Toys (Currently Sold Out) • Big Bad Toy Store (Currently Sold Out)

Based on what we’ve seen of the previously leaked footage, the Alpha Predator looks fantastic, and we hope that Illfonic continues to mine the expanded universe for future add-ons to the game.

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Comments: 42
  1. Voodoo Magic
    :D

    Just to correct my original assumption, the customizable mix & match is one sided. The Alpha Predator can wear all the masks from the other classes, adopt their skin textures and colors, adopt their dreads and dread sizes.... but once you switch to a different class, the only thing the scout/hunter/beserker can wear is the Amengi mask.
    I think you can use the hair too

    Really? The scout/hunter/berserker can use the Alpha dreads? I'll have to check that out!
  2. Voodoo Magic
     :D

    Just to correct my original assumption, the customizable mix & match is one sided. The Alpha Predator can wear all the masks from the other classes, adopt their skin textures and colors, adopt their dreads and dread sizes.... but once you switch to a different class, the only thing the scout/hunter/beserker can wear is the Amengi mask.
  3. Voodoo Magic
    Yep, the Alpha definitely has Hunter stats...

    https://i.ibb.co/NKGdCLS/20200626-064407.jpg

    and upon activation,  its classified as an "Alpha Predator Skin"...

    https://i.ibb.co/L6P9HWp/Screenshot-20200625-152819-Chrome.jpg

    ..but I assume it's available in the class selection only as a method to easily select all the Alpha components together, because.. while I didn't check all of it...  it appears you can mix and match Alpha's assets with the other customizable classes and vice-versa.

    https://i.ibb.co/2hLSYB5/20200626-064413.jpg
  4. Mr.Turok
    I do see that many people want a variation Predator vs bad blood Predator option. Perhaps the Super Predator Clan is a suitable choice, seeing as they aren't that big and complex like Upgrade, but bigger, really tough, and technologically advanced that give regular Preds a run for their money. Plus, the devs can give them the much needed lore expansion that was missing in Predators.
  5. SuperiorIronman
    The issue I see with the Upgrade (Assassin) is that outside of hit-boxes having to change they would need to alter animations or would need to be redone for him. He's just really big. He'd also need to have weapons altered since his gun is mounted on his arm so they can't reuse the firing animations. He's also too big to fit into most spaces players would be. Basically meaning Predator can't reach the fireteam and they can just wait him out which is already a problem with Backwater under one of the docks. Assassin also has the ability to make him mostly bullet proof. So aside from balancing that they'd either do it or leave his most notable feature on the cutting room floor as no current system would enable this unless it's on or off the whole match unless it's added as a gadget for him but it'd be development time on a feature only he can use or they'd add it for all Predators and we keep getting new models so it'd have to account for them to even if it's just a texture swap.

    If anything is represented from The Predator I'm expecting Fugitive.

  6. Voodoo Magic
    Well, Hot Toys are pretty hot. I wish I'd gotten some of their Predators figures before the after market prices became insane.

    I only have the Elder and City Hunter. That and this non-Hot Toys Mike Harrigan is all I ever wanted.

    https://i.ibb.co/WnZ5tHn/20200216-192220.jpg

    Maybe one day I actually display them.  :P

    Do you think they will add the Upgrade Predator?

    Call me crazy, but if the Upgrade was added in a new game-mode, say two Predators versus the Upgrade, I wouldn't actually mind that!
  7. Kailem
    Well, Hot Toys are pretty hot. I wish I'd gotten some of their Predators figures before the after market prices became insane.

    And yeah I was always going to buy the Alpha Predator figure, though it's a tad unfortunate that it only seems like the code will be included in the initial NA release and nowhere else. But at least if it's just an early unlock essentially then everyone else can still pick it up later when it's released properly.

    Plus now I've got the new Elder and later Samurai Predators to play with in the meantime, so that's not so bad!
  8. Voodoo Magic
    I've had a pre-order on bbts for months. Hopefully they ship soon, this figure looks amazing!

    Unless Amazon screws me over mine should be here between July 17th and August 3rd. I was buying regardless.

    I opted for Eaglemoss, Hot Toys and Loyal Subjects over Neca. And Xbox too.

    Now I have a PS4 Pro and a Neca on pre-order!

    They're laughing at me, I just know it!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/JRbfiCf0TqyBzH43wT/giphy.gif
  9. Xenomrph
    by Terrorize from IllFonic forum:

    "Ok I’m seeing alot of threads and posts about NECA announcing they will be supplying the code for the Alpha skin to be used with their NECA figure.

    People are freaking out because, the figure is limited to the US and the code provided is only applicable for the PS4.

    However a crucial point being missed is that the code isn’t exclusive to the NECA figure. The figure is indeed limited, the code is however not.

    Alpha will hit both systems worldwide soon, it just so happens that if you are in the US and on PS4, you’ll get the DLC free if you purchase Alpha from NECA."
    Direct from Neca? Also, no codes for PC users?
  10. molasar
    by Terrorize from IllFonic forum:

    "Ok I’m seeing alot of threads and posts about NECA announcing they will be supplying the code for the Alpha skin to be used with their NECA figure.

    People are freaking out because, the figure is limited to the US and the code provided is only applicable for the PS4.

    However a crucial point being missed is that the code isn’t exclusive to the NECA figure. The figure is indeed limited, the code is however not.

    Alpha will hit both systems worldwide soon, it just so happens that if you are in the US and on PS4, you’ll get the DLC free if you purchase Alpha from NECA."
  11. SuperiorIronman
    I bought the figure anyways, I was going to do so regardless of this.

    We probably wouldn't be freaking out if this hadn't leaked around Dutch's release. Now we have a bunch of people hyped for it and expecting easy access and not knowing it's meant for a toy promotion instead of a traditional DLC.

    This does leave out the free update though.
  12. Kailem
    Quote
    In collaboration with 20th Century Studios, and game developer IllFonic, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) today announced the Alpha Predator, an original design by the toy company, as a playable class in Predator: Hunting Grounds for the PS4™ system. The initial run of the Alpha Predator action figure in the US will see a limited release, with each box including a downloadable content (DLC) code. Players on the PS4™ system can redeem the code online to unlock the Alpha Predator in-game.

    I hope that's not a figure exclusive then...

    Especially since US codes don't work on the EU Playstation store, so even if we were to import the figure from a US retailer the code wouldn't work.

    Hopefully they'll either include EU codes for its release over here or better yet, just make him regular DLC. But by the sounds of it that's not going to be what they're doing, at least initially.
  13. JokersWarPig
    Well I'm kind of screwed because I play on PC...unless they mis-typed and it can be used for the PC.
    If not though I just bought 3 of the Alpha's direct from the NECA store so if anyone wants a code and not the figure just lmk.
  14. Voodoo Magic
    Hot damn!!!!

    Who called it?  WHO CALLED IT???

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    In collaboration with 20th Century Studios, and game developer IllFonic

    I knew it!

    * Not many people pat myself on the back, so I do it myself... and break my arm doing it!  ;D
  15. Corporal Hicks


    Quote
    In collaboration with 20th Century Studios, and game developer IllFonic, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) today announced the Alpha Predator, an original design by the toy company, as a playable class in Predator: Hunting Grounds for the PS4™ system. The initial run of the Alpha Predator action figure in the US will see a limited release, with each box including a downloadable content (DLC) code. Players on the PS4™ system can redeem the code online to unlock the Alpha Predator in-game.

    I hope that's not a figure exclusive then...
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