Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch Will Officially Join PREDATOR: HUNTING GROUNDS as DLC Character
The development team at Illfonic has finally confrimed that Arnold Schwarzenegger's Alan "Dutch" Schaefer — the main protagonist of 1987's cult-classic Predator — is coming to Predator: Hunting Grounds as an all-new DLC character. The asymmetrical shooter's first major expansion will officially debut on the 26th of May.
Although the paid DLC will be accompanied by a free update — which will allow fans to learn "where Dutch has been all these years and hear his story in his own words through a series of voice tapes that you earn as you level up" — purchasing the expansion will be necessary to actually play as the beloved hero.
"The premise of it is [Dutch] recorded these tapes since '87 after the first movie," Chief Creative Officer at IllFonic Jared Gerritzen told Entertainment Weekly. "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." Gerritzen also wrote the new Dutch-focused story.
Although the Dutch-centred DLC was announced only today, it's actually been clear that Schwarzenegger would return to playing the mercenary since March, when the Austrian-American actor casually announced that he "was asked to do some voice-over for a video game that is coming out about Predator."
As a friendly reminder, the recently released Predator game will receive at least four major content drops during its post-launch phase. Without further ado, take a look at Illfonic's take on Dutch down below:
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical multiplayer shooter set in the remote jungles of the world, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as a member of an elite 4-person Fireteam and complete paramilitary operations before the Predator finds you. Or, play as the Predator to hunt the most worthy prey, choosing from your vast array of deadly alien tech to collect your trophies, one by one.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PC (via the EGS).