Prototype 2 features a new main character

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With the original Prototype, you played Alex Mercer, shapeshifter extraordinaire. At the VGAs, Prototype 2 was unveiled, but this time, you're playing as someone else after Mercer.

As Sgt. James Heller, your goal is to destroy Alex Mercer. It seems Mr. Heller has the same powers as Alex and he's seeking revenge for his family, who died in New York City and he thinks Alex is responsible for both their deaths and his turn into a mutated monster.

Radical's going for an interesting turn here making you hunt down the protagonist from the first game, but we'll see how well it works in 2012 when the game's released. The first preview will be in April's EGM magazine and I'm guessing we'll see more in few months after that at E3.

If you didn't play the first game, it's going to be on the consoles for $29.99 via direct download. The game's also out on the PC so you might be able to find a very discounted copy somewhere.

Sequel to Radical Entertainment’s Best-Selling Open-World Game of 2009 Confirmed, PLUS Original PROTOTYPE Game Now Available for Download!

Santa Monica, CA – December 13, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) confirmed today that PROTOTYPE® 2, the sequel to Radical Entertainment’s original best-selling game of 2009 – PROTOTYPE – is currently in development for 2012. PROTOTYPE 2’s first official trailer was revealed as a world premiere during this past weekend’s Spike TV Video Game Awards 2010 show, where fans of the shape-shifting open-world action franchise got their first glimpse into Sgt. James Heller, and why he is going to destroy PROTOTYPE’s original anti-hero, Alex Mercer. For those that missed it, head over to to check out the trailer and be sure to become a fan. Gamers should also be on the lookout for the exclusive, in-depth first look preview of PROTOTYPE 2 in EGM magazine’s April 2011 issue.

“When PROTOTYPE surpassed 2MM units we knew gamers would want a sequel to find out what happens next with Alex Mercer,” said Ken Rosman, Studio Head, Radical Entertainment. “The team here at Radical is sincerely grateful to the fans and we are laser focused on delivering an even bigger and better experience with PROTOTYPE 2!”

Additionally, for those that missed out on one of 2009’s best-selling games, or fans dying to reawaken their shape-shifting skills, Radical Entertainment’s original over-the-top action game PROTOTYPE is available now for download on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for $29.99, and will be available for download on December 14, 2010 on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $29.99. Fans of the game at will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win a token to download the game for FREE.

PROTOTYPE 2 is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB, with an expected “M” (Mature – Content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) rating – because players will still be able to karate kick helicopters right out of the sky and do all sorts of really gory stuff with tendrils; but mostly because Heller is really pissed off at Alex Mercer and there’s no way to tell that story without getting a little...well…gross.
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