Looks like the Alpha Predator may be coming to Predator: Hunting Grounds...
...Players all around the world are spine deep in Illfonic's Predator: Hunting Grounds at this point, a game in which players either control the iconic space hunter, the Predator, or a member of an elite military group, in a bloody battle from the creators of the Friday the 13th game.
Predator: Hunting Grounds just recently released DLC which allows players to control Dutch from the original 1987 film, voiced by the man himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger! But another, lesser known entity from the original film appears to be on the way as playable DLC as well.
Thanks to a tip from our own Jeffrey W. Hollingsworth, it appears the original Alpha Predator suit may be coming to Predator: Hunting Grounds! The rumor comes after player P-willie2000 won a free DLC package with the new Dutch character, and apparently, accidentally received the Alpha Predator as well, which he then took footage of (used by MooseNukem's video below), before Illfonic got wind of the mistake and removed the Alpha Predator from P-willie2000's account. If true, the mistake would of course imply that Illfonic is working on bringing the Alpha Predator suit to the game.
For those that are unaware, the Alpha Predator was the original design for the 1987 film, a more bug-like alien creature which was actually played by none other than Jean-Claude Van Damme in the suit, before he eventually got frustrated over his role and quit. The studio then scrapped the admittedly goofy look, and brought on Stan Winston (designer of the Alien Queen and Pumpkinhead), to create a new creature.
Now, we don't know P-willie2000, nor can we confirm that these rumors are true. But if they are, fans of Predator: Hunting Grounds can rest assured they have more great DLC coming their way.
Check out the footage of the Alpha Predator below.
By Matt Konopka