Prototype 2, the sequel to 2009 sandbox superhero sim is set to release on April 24. Pre-ordering the game from Amazon will upgrade your copy to the Radnet Edition, which will have new free content(below) coming out on a weekly basis. Prototype 2’s special edition, the Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector’s Edition, will feature all of the Radnet Edition’s content, Prototype 2’s first DLC pack, a soundtrack CD with the game’s music, an art book and the code to download the third Prototype comic from Dark Horse
Rather than continue the story of Alex Mercer, Prototype 2 features a new protagonist – Sgt. James Heller, who is out for vengeance against Mercer after his family was killed in the Blacklight virus outbreak. Like his predecessor, Heller can shapeshift. It’s more tactical this time around because if Heller shapeshifts into a soldier, the people will not hesitate to let him know they want nothing to do with him. Heller also has some new abilities, such as sneaking up on an unsuspecting victim, injecting them with the virus and turning them into a biological time bomb. Like Mercer, Heller can also use weapons – he can ,for example, tear the cannon off from a tank and use it against his enemies. The folks at Radical have also given Heller tendrils, which sprout from Heller’s hand and be used to interact with the environment in a variety of ways. Essentially, they’re pretty similar to Spider-Man’s web, so there’s plenty of fun to be had.
The game takes place 14 months after the original game, with Alex Mercer now being the bad guy in charge of the Red Zone, where the virus flourishes and mutates without opposition. The Yellow areas are shantytowns where the virus is present, but limited. The Green Zone is the unaffected part of Manhattan and has a huge Blackwatch presence.
Prototype 2 comes out April 24