Activision has 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(at the bottom of this post in case you missed it), 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. 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.
I have to admit that this was one of my absolute favorite games of 2009, I actually liked it better than inFAMOUS. When the game sold more than 2 million units we were pretty sure that we would get a sequel. If you missed it the first time around, 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. If you aren’t quite sure, check out our original review. Fans of the game at www.facebook.com/prototype 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.