The Stalker Returns to Warframe

Posted on 29 Apr 2024 by
L Coulsen

I think I’ll always remember my first encounter with the Stalker. Mostly because of how anti-climactic it was. I was raging away with my Valkyr, cutting down swathes of enemies as we were on our way out of a mission. And, BOOM! There he was, right in front of me…for about four seconds before I gave him the old knifey-throaty. Didn’t even realise it was him until after he was didid. Anyhoo, he’s back in the next Cinematic Update. And he’s a bit more motivated, this time.

Official Press Release

Warframe’s Jade Shadows Cinematic Update Stalks its Way onto All Platforms in June

A first look at Warframe Jade and Protea Prime teaser trailer headline Warframe’s April Devstream with, fresh looks at Warframe: 1999, TennoCon 2024 day one, and more

LONDON, Ontario – April 29, 2024 – Warframe’s next Cinematic Update from Digital Extremes, Jade Shadows, will stalk its way across all current platforms this June, bringing a new mission type, Clan Operation, cosmetic bundles, single-player Quest, and more. Devstream 179 also debuted a teaser trailer for Protea Prime, a closer peek at Warframe: 1999, as well as a look at what to expect for day one of TennoCon 2024.

Highlights from the stream include:

Experience a story of love, loss, and sacrifice in Jade Shadows, introducing the latest single-player narrative Quest arriving this June welcoming the return of one of Warframe’s most infamous legacy characters, the Stalker. After the collapse of the Orokin Empire, he swore vengeance on the Warframes who destroyed it, eventually culminating in the first ever Cinematic Quest known as The Second Dream. Reconfront this ambivalent adversary to bring his long kept secrets to light since your last encounter together while discovering the 57th Warframe, the song of devastation, Jade.

Jade’s inspiration comes from the idea of “angelic choir soloists,” with her weapon designs embodying the ideas of Love, Hope, and Wonder, frequently found in classical choral arrangements. Jade Shadows will also introduce a new mission type, Ascension, a Stalker-themed ship cosmetic skin, even more TennoGen items, as well as a new Clan Operation: Belly of the Beast.

The Warframe crew gave a closer peek at the Prime form of the ultimate protector Warframe, Protea, with a new teaser trailer. Representing the height of technology and style from a bygone era, Protea Prime brings a myriad of devices to toss grenade clusters, fire plasma charges, dispense health and energy pickups, or rewind time itself. Alongside Protea Prime come two new Prime tech weapons: the dual daggers Okina Prime and single-handed Velox Prime pistol, all arriving on May 1.

Players looking forward to Warframe: 1999 got a small update with a fresh look at unreleased concept art of Protoframes Arthur and Aoi, as well as the Atomicycle. The team also discussed how they worked to create their own original “Warframe-inspired model” of a ‘90s era motorcycle. The next bundle of info for 1999 will take place at TennoCon’s keynote livestream (TennoLive) on Saturday, July 20.

A breakdown of the first day of TennoCon 2024 showcases how Digital Extremes is taking the record-breaking annual fan event to new heights, with more to offer attendees than ever before across two days. TennoCon’s first day will offer early access to merch booth operations and badge pickup as well as a 1999-themed celebration with free victuals and a special guest DJ to keep the good vibes going until 10 p.m. ET. Tune into the next Devstream in May for details around day two of TennoCon 2024 and the plethora of panels to attend.

“We’ve been putting the pedal to the metal on this road trip to 1999, and Jade Shadows is a slight narrative detour we are taking along the way to tell a story that is very important to us about the Stalker,” said Megan Everett, Community Director. “The Stalker has become an icon in Warframe since his debut in the game and since we last saw him during The New War Quest three years ago. We hope this story the team is crafting may help answer some long-burning questions about his motives and relationships when it launches this June.”

For more information and future patch notes for Jade Shadows, Warframe: 1999, and more please keep an eye on our official news pages, Twitter/X, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok accounts.

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