Hey @IllFonic I have some questions about the New DLC given to us, possible explanations confirmed, and future DLC’s. If you can’t answer I totally respect the decision not to answer or say “we can’t say” but I just feel better sharing my thoughts with the community. None of which is meant to spark any toxic behavior, just genuine questions that my Predator Lore Archives Brain needs help answering lol.
First Question: “Does the Exiled Predator have any connection to the comics?”
-So it can be said that the Exiled Predator in Predator Hunting Grounds could connect to the comic series of Predator: Hunters where a clan of Yautja’s became stranded on a island with not technically and no way home, there the Predators are forced to forge weapons out of the environments elements mostly wood, bone or stone. Plus the Exiled Predator in the game shares similar or exaggerated armor used by the Exile’s in the comics, with the mask having a Tiki like appearance.
Exiled Predators from Predator: Hunters Comic👆
Exiled Predator from PHG’s Video game👆
Second Question: “Does Predator Hunting Ground have a limit to Canon material?”
-It’s safe to say that Predator Hunting Grounds is sticking true to movie lore of past Predator films, with examples like Predator with young Dutch and Jungle Hunter / Predator 2 with City Hunter and Elder. Now they added masks like Mr. Black, Falconer, Chopper, and Celtic which don’t have a Class (I’m hoping to see them soon if there is a plan for one). Now we are having Predators spawn from comics like the Exiled Predator, so I ask where is the limit of characters or Easter egg masks joining them game and could this be lead to more famous characters from both comics & movie franchises?
-There’s also the thought of certain characters coming to the game, one which could be controversial being Big Mama. Big Mama was the first of many small handful of Female Predators in lore, though the problem was that Female Predators looked exactly like the males just more scary and hulking in form. I see why they made the females more feminine but it is a curious one, to help with this new female Predator I’d like to think like the Predators in general that there is a subspecies or different appearances to females in different species of Predators (Super Predators, Yautja’s, Hish, etc.)
((Btw if your looking to make a Big Mama Predator, for comic accuracy I’d highly suggest using the City Hunter since that class looks as close as possible to her but Female Berserker isn’t a bad choice either))
Big Mama In Comics 👆
Comic Accurate Size between Male and Females👆
Third Question: “Are AVP Characters possible to bring into the game?”
-This is a very hard question I bet is hard to imagine answering, let me explain how I know this couldn’t be true. So as most people know Masks can be defined by ranks within different Clans of Predators, Chopper & Celtics masks could be just that a symbol of rank of the Predator who wears it instead of it belonging to the actual characters we see them in. A good example of this would be the Celtic and Scarface masks, they look very familiar and almost identical but Scarface shows wear and tear and clearly has had this mask longer then Celtic, maybe Scarface chose to keep the mask as either a badge of the little honor he had or to show where he came from, but for Celtic it was if it was brand new. Don’t get me wrong I know Celtic is a Young Blood still, however he has been shown to use a Combistick which aren’t just given, they are earned by progressing the weapons ranks as Spear Master so he has skill and possibly earned that rank of a mask to use on his new hunt in Antarctica.
Scarface From Predator Concrete Jungle 👆
Celtic Predator from AVP movie 👆
-Another AVP character who’s shown the masks as ranks would be Wolf, in the movie before he goes to Earth there is a huge wall of Predator masks all unique in their own way before selecting his favorite. This almost reminds me of how Veteran soldiers, that would put their ranks or badges they earned in service on the walls of their homes as achievements of what they accomplished. There’s also other “Wolf” characters, such as the video game AVP (2010) where if you play the Alien you’ll face a Predator named Wolf who isn’t the one we know in the movie, driving this further that Masks are just ranks with different looks and styles in Clans.
-Besides that though, The Predators we meet in different AVP Comics or movies can easily be added into the game due to their mysterious life span. Such as Broken Tusk who was able to kill a Xenomorph with his bare hands, however his armor would break the rules since Xenomorphs can’t be mentioned or shown within this universe strictly for Predators. This might be the reason why we won’t get certain classes and characters since said characters are affiliated with Alien properties, which is possibly why we will be getting their masks as a form of cosplaying as said character or using the masks with classes in our image.
Fourth Question: How much research do you guys do for this game?
-This isn’t so much as a hateful question but more so as a brain picking one, like how do you guys get the information you do for the game? Do you guys binge the whole movie collection, do you read into the comics (which I will admit is not far off with the Exiled Predator), what do you try to keep and take out to fit your own lore within the game?
((Thank you for reading this if you did, I’d love to nerd out about Predator more with anyone from the forums to the people who make the game at Illfonic.^^))