New footage of Preay for the Gods released in anticipation for PAX West 2018 further confirms the game as a spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus. This time, the lone hero makes her way through a treacherous cave filled with all manner of traps and hints at the deeper lore. She’s a capable sort though; she knows how to navigate such dangers and when to pay attention to the past.
This particular cave is light on the puzzle-solving, but the hero still has to keep her wits about her. She’s only able to make it through due to her possessing some skill with her grappling device. Those same skills come into play again when she has to confront another of the old gods. It seems this one possesses a bit of intelligence, as it doesn’t just let her climb up its leg. The hero has to find a way to jump down onto it if she’s to have any chance of making it to the giant’s week spot.
Praey for the Gods looks like it’s going to succeed Shadow of the Colossus in all the right ways. Its snow-covered world is beautiful to look at. Its giant confrontations require some thought from the player, and its lore hints at the idea that killing these creatures might not have the intended effect. The game doesn’t have a release date yet, but all sign point to this one being the same brand of special as its spiritual predecessor.