Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising 'Predator' character Dutch for video game

Arnie as Dutch in Predator (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
Arnie as Dutch Schaefer in Predator (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Alan 'Dutch' Schaefer is heading to new first person shooter Predator: Hunting Grounds.

Developers IllFonic have confirmed that Arnie will reprise his role as the grizzled special ops solider in an upcoming update to the PS4 and Windows game.

According to IllFonic boss Jared Gerritzen on the PlayStation blog, the free update will see players players 'able 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'.

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“To say my inner child cannot be contained is putting it mildly,” he said.

Predator: Hunting Grounds (Credit: IllFonic)
Predator: Hunting Grounds (Credit: IllFonic)

“Yes, I got to meet him, and yes, I think I kept my cool. We got to spend a day in sunny California recording with Arnold. And before you ask, Arnold truly is one of the nicest people I have met in my lifetime.”

A second, paid-for DLC update will allow you to actually play the game as Dutch.

“Getting the future Dutch just right was so exciting for the entire team,” Gerritzen went on.

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“Creating the details, working with our partners to make certain everything fit together perfectly in the universe, and of course working with the legend himself has been a dream come true.”

The 1987 role remains among Schwarzenegger's most iconic, thanks to memorable lines like 'Get to the chopper!' and 'If it bleeds, we can kill it'.

The update to the game, which was released last month, will arrive on 26 May.