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Prototype 2 Earns April 24, 2012 Date

If you enjoyed Alex Mercer's first adventure, you'll want to sign on for the second.

And now, Activision has confirmed that Prototype 2 will launch on April 24, 2012. The highly anticipated sequel has debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con event, and one of the trailers is right here. There's a whole lot to be excited about, even if the video doesn't show any gameplay.

Said Radical Entertainment studio boss Ken Rosman:

"We know our fans have been clamoring to find out when they would be able to get their hands-on PROTOTYPE 2, and the whole studio is excited that we can finally reveal the timing. We're also thrilled to be at the point where we can show the game directly to our fans. It's always rewarding to see those first time reactions to what we've been working on for the past couple years, and we can't wait for them to see some of Sgt. James Heller's amazing new shape-shifting abilities at San Diego Comic-Con."

The game enjoyed a 15-minute live stage presentation and attendees entered a raffle to win a limited edition version of the game, leather jacket modeled after the one Sgt. James Heller wears, and a one-of-a-kind custom skinned Xbox 360. So who's up for the adventure in April?

Related Game(s): Prototype 2

Tags: prototype 2, activision, prototype sequel

7/20/2011 8:48:13 PM John Shepard

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Comments (29 posts)

Claire C
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 9:34:11 PM
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Only because I like open world games will I keep an eye on this one. Prototype 1 could have been a LOT better.

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Beamboom
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 8:37:30 AM

That's exactly why I too will keep an eye on this one. They *may* have nailed it this time.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 11:33:17 AM

I'm sorry but Prototype 1 is pure and utter hot garbage.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 9:54:39 PM
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I loved the over the top fun of the first game, but Prototype quickly became repetitive, and the story was a little hard to follow at times.

Since it is releasing so far from infamous this time, hopefully it'll have a better shot at sales for PS3 gamers. Like Claire C, I too love my open world over-the-top action games. San Andreas, saints row 2 and infamous are three of my favorites!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 10:01:43 PM
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lol, any excuse to give away those xboxes huh? I swear half their consoles were free.

This is going to have to get a lot better than the first to garner my interest. The first one was so one-dimensional I was bored within a half hour. I hope they take some cues from inFamous 2 and come up with decent narrative, a coherent approach to powers, and more than the same 2 missions over and over.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 10:19:21 PM
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I'm renting this. I played the first one on PC and it was fun for the first hour but after that grew stale. It pisses me off how people compare Infamous to this game.

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Claire C
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 10:21:45 PM

YES! Not even the same ballpark. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 10:31:06 PM

Prototype: little league

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 11:51:52 PM
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I enjoyed the 1st so I know I'm going to enjoy this one too it's one of my most anticipated games of next year along with NGIII and MGS:Rising (that's if it's still coming out next year that is).

Also I think making the main character from the 1st the main enemy in the 2nd game makes for a way more interesting story... @ least more interesting then the 1st Prototype, and hopefully Heller has more personality then Mercer did/does.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 12:00:51 AM
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I think I like Alex Mercer's jacket better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 1:23:29 PM

3 thumbs downs? You guys like the new guy's jacket?

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Looking Glass
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 2:42:33 PM

I didn't thumb you down (the thumb up wasn't mine either though) but I must say that I like Heller's jacket better than Mercer's jacket. I think the red highlights are a nice touch against the black. Yes I am of the opinion that red and black is a good combination. And the other reason I think Heller's jacket looks better is because it's noticeably larger and actually fits for that matter.

If you look closely at one of the pictures of Mercer (such as the one on the Prototype wiki) you'll probably notice that his jacket is actually slightly too small.

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Temjin001
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 1:38:14 AM
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Infamous 2.


It hasn't been listed enough with these comments. Gotta keep quota.

=p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 1:49:42 AM

inFamous 2: Big League

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 10:17:17 AM

Ha, I thought we hate when people try to compare the two franchises. Totally different. One is good, one is...goodish.

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Fabi
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 12:14:12 PM

Infamous is the s*it.

Prototype plays like s*it.

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___________
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 4:35:14 AM
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and what about us norms who dont live in the states?
yes, thats right people outside the stated DO play games!
sigh...............
hope this turns out to be as good as it should be.
brilliant idea, but the original, well, fell well short of expectations!

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Wissam
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 4:58:45 AM

Do not hope. this game is from Activation.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 5:41:10 AM

They'll probably have another offer at the EB Games Expo in October... Man, I want to go to that, but this country is too damn big. Same state, 2000km away...

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Beamboom
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 8:41:58 AM

Wait, you are *not* from the states, Blanky? wow I could have sworn you were. Where are you from then?

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GuyverLT
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 9:59:03 AM

@Wissam it's only being published by them , it's not like they're making it.

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___________
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 10:01:35 AM

just because its from antivision does not mean it wont be a good game.
wolfenstein, singularity, GH, singularity were pretty good games.
especially singularity, had such a good intriguing story!
ill be going to the expo in october, so freaking excited i hope ME3, bioshock infinite and TR are there, even better playable.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 8:41:07 AM
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I never picked up the first game and have no intention of ever doing so. The reason for that is my disgust for the main character of the first game.

In fact Anthony Burch summed up the situation quite nicely in is "Rev Rant" video about Anti-Heroes (which can be found of youtube). Now I don't always agree with Burch but on this particular point I find that he and I are very much on the same page.

I was glad when I first heard that the main character from the first game was going to be the main villain in the second one. Assuming that Radical Entertainment has actually learned their lesson from the first game I might just buy the second one at some point.

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Fabi
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 12:22:38 PM

I think I saw that video.

Was it the one where he said we're supposed to feel for this guy and his story, even though he's ripping people apart to take their shape, surfing on dead bodies, launching senior citizens through the air and destroying blocks and blocks of city for his own good?

The game play is so broken, too many enemies around all the damn time to let you have any fun, and I can honestly say that is the first game EVER, that I played for about 5 hours and have absolutely no clue what the story was about, and didn't care. I don't think I have ever played a game I didn't at least know something about the story.

I tried to pass it because I don't like to give up on games I start, and it was fun for about the first hour, and was hoping for it to get better, but it just kept being the same.

All I remember was a scientist guy I helped to get to his lab, some chick and a bunch of monsters. Oh and this was on screen 80% of the time: Murderous helicopter, 10 soldiers shooting at you with assorted weapons, huge leaping monsters, zombies, drones and 10-15 civilians.

OH YEAH and let's not forget they ran out of buttons for his powers. There were actually some powers that you had to press triangle and x at the same time to pull off...

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 10:15:51 AM
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For anyone that might be interested, Sears has Prototype on clearance for $6.00. I got my copy.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 10:46:18 AM

Damn...that's cheap. I wonder why :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 1:23:58 PM

haha, I sold my used copy for more than that.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 1:36:35 PM

If you catch Sears at the right time, you can get good deals. They had Brutal Legend for 1.87. And Dark Void for I think 1.87 too. Still couldn't bring myself to by that game though. It is game time I would never get back...

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Fabi
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 4:51:06 PM

For $1.87??? Haha damn man I woulda bought 10 copies of each at that price.

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