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Prototype confirmed for June 5th

Posted by: Chuck at 4/8/2009 1:00 PM
It looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer for Prototype as Activision announced today that the game will be shipping to stores on June 9th in the US and June 5th in Europe.  The open world game has you playing the shapeshifting mutant  Alex Mercer as he tries to figure out why he's gained these abilities and how to cure himself and the rest of the population of New York.  The game is looking good and Dan and I have enjoyed what we've seen so far.  Hopefully the game lives up to the hype.


ACTIVISION CONFIRMS PROTOTYPEÔ LAUNCH TIMING



Radical Entertainment’s Shape-Shifting Phenomenon

Confirms North American and European Ship Dates,

Debuts New Intro Cinematic Movie on Official Web Site



Santa Monica, CA – April 8, 2009 – No conspiracy here…we promise… Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) confirmed today that the long-awaited open-world action thriller video game PROTOTYPEÔ will ship in European territories on June 5 and to North American retailers on June 9, arriving in stores shortly thereafter. Fans of the infamous Alex Mercer should also be sure to check out the newly updated official game web site located at www.prototypegame.com to gain access and view newly added game information and content, including the first half of PROTOTYPE’s must-see intro cinematic.



PROTOTYPE lets gamers feel the power of being the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. You are the PROTOTYPE: Alex Mercer – a genetically mutated man without memory, armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting to discover what created you and determined to make those responsible pay. As Alex, gamers tear through a densely populated contemporary New York City moving with Parkour-style fluidity, consuming anybody that gets in their way…assuming their physical form, memories and abilities. Fueled by a three-way war between Alex, the Blackwatch (military) and a viral outbreak known as the Infected, players venture into a deep, dark conspiracy 40 years in the making!



PROTOTYPE is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB with an expected “M” rating (Mature – Content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows® and PLAYSTATIONÒ3 computer entertainment system.



About Radical Entertainment

Radical is one of North America's largest game developers. With more than a decade of hit titles, including Simpsons Hit & Run, Hulk - Ultimate Destruction, Scarface: The World Is Yours and the soon to be released PROTOTYPE, the commitment to our partners and our players continues to set us apart. We treat a property with the reverence it deserves and gamers demand. In our 70,000-square-foot Vancouver facility Radical brings the talent, tools and technology together to create entertainment that captures the world's imagination. Radical, now owned by Activision Publishing, Inc, is continually ranked as one of the best places to work in B.C, according to BC Business magazine and Watson Wyatt. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 MediaCorp Canada ranked Radical as Top 100 Canadian Employer, Top 10 Canadian Employer for Young People, and Top 20 B.C. Employer. For more information, please visit www.radical.ca.



About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.



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