A very brief teaser that appeared on the site shows footage that clearly resembles the scenarios depicted in 2009’s Prototype – and is therefore hinting at the unveiling of Prototype 2 at this year’s VGAs.
Many were thrown off at first — especially by the zombie-esque references. Even for a moment the teaser might have looked like it was throwing a curve-ball – introducing a bald figure with a red neck accessory (turns out it’s the protagonist’s iconic hoodie).
Luckily, in order to keep gamers from pulling out their hair as they agonized over every little detail, this footage seals the deal on Prototype 2. Check it out below:
The main, and most obvious reference to Prototype is the mass of red flesh-like structure seen rising up from the ground — a trait attributed to one Alex Mercer. On top of that, the NYZ motif references quarantine zone New York City – following the outbreak that endowed Mercer with superpowers. Many might have thought Alex would be heading to a new locale much like his parkour superhero counterpart Cole McGrath is doing in Infamous 2, but apparently this quarantine is serious business.
Despite the lack of innovation, geographically speaking, there is a lot to look forward to with Prototype 2 – as many of the original game’s faults were superseded by some clever design choices. Free-running, when done right, never gets old and throwing in awesome monster powers certainly didn’t hurt. Revisiting viral infested NYC in the persona of Alex Mercer, while not exactly the first thought on gamers’ minds when speculation began, should certainly make for a very entertaining distraction. Count us in.
Stay tuned to Game Rant for all the news regarding the official announcement of Prototype 2 at the VGAs.
Now that all signs are pointing towards Prototype 2 are you satisfied with the result of the “Murder Your Maker” viral campaign? Would you be interested in revisiting the world of the first game?
Source: Murder Your Maker