After 21 years and 48 games, Radical Entertainment has ceased development of its own games. On 28 June, 2012 the studio had a significant reduction in their staff due to the low commercial success of Prototype 2. The remaining few employees will work on supporting other existing Activision projects.
The PC version of Prototype 2 will release as scheduled on 24 July, 2012. However, there won't be any new games or the continuation of the Prototype Series..
I waited until a confirmation about this situation was provided by Radical themselves, hence the delay..
- Radical's announcement
Recently I was approached by a user who wanted to know if we had any fanon related wiki. This question has been asked by only a few users, hence I have to know for certain that this wiki's community would like to have Prototype related fanon/fanfic on this wiki on a different namespace. With a different namespace fanon/fanfics will not interfere with the official game content. Voice your opinions in the comments below and do not forget to vote.
The PC version of Prototype 2 will be released on July 24, 2012 with all the Radnet events unlocked on the same day (If you have a copy of the Radnet Edition or lucky enough to get the first edition)..Read more >
I think everybody agrees with me when I say that Prototype 2 is an improvement over the original Prototype. The graphics are most certainly better, and several annoying bugs have been crushed. However, some people still argue that the original game is superior to Prototype 2 for various reasons.
We intend to find out what game the community thinks is better! We'll list several aspects of both games below, and you can vote on which game you like most! After you've voted, don't forget to leave your opinion in the comments!
Prototype follows the story of Alexander J. Mercer (voiced by Barry Pepper) who wakes up on a morgue slab in the basement of Gentek, a large and influential genetic engineering company. Alex escapes and sets out to recover his memory and find out exactly what occurred. He soon discovers that he now possesses powerful shapeshifting abilities that grant him superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, weaponry and the ability to "consume" people to gain their memories…
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With Prototype 2 out on Xbox 360 and PlayStation, most critics are happy with all the improvements but as usual found something lacking. Some have even compared it to Call of Duty while others complained about the graphics. Most fans are satisfied with the story, while others complain about the game lacking depth. But, these are all common complains you hear when a new game is released. It is just not enough for most and its their choice.
Radnet events are being unlocked each week, for the next seven weeks, you cannot unlock new content a week before. One of the main rewards, apart from the avatar codes or dev dairies is Alex Mercer's skin. This was created for fans who wanted to play as Alex Mercer.
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Radical Entertainment has announced two new downloadable content, the Colossal Mayhem Pack containing multiple skins for Heller along with a few powers and the new Excessive Force Pack containing Armor for Heller an apparently Mercer (not sure about Mercer…
Prototype 2 is finally here! After months of waiting, we can finally experience the game in full glory! But how good is the game, according to the critics? Check out our review round-up below for the answer to that question, and be sure to leave your opinion in the comments!
Overall, the critics were positive about the game. The game scored a Metacritic score of 78 (Generally favorable reviews ) and a GameRankings score of 81.23%.
- 1 Loved It
- 2 Thought it was Okay
- 3 Hated It
- 4 Wikian Reviews
With a brand new character, engaging story, enhanced powers, and integrated gameplay features like Hunting and Mutations, Prototype 2 is a visionary nightmare that's a dream to play.
Planet Xbox 360
With a new lead and a story that actually clicks better than expected, it's a wonderful sequel that surpasses the original. Though some aspects can be questioned, the game as a whole gives you a bunch to do, online and off, and some incredible means to get it done.
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With only a few weeks for the release of Prototype 2, Radical has teamed up with IGN for a 45 minutes of walkthrough. IGN will be live streaming the game on Friday, April 13 from 11:00AM-Noon Pacific and debuting a new 90-second trailer that was banned from a few TV networks for being too provocative and disturbing.
The Live stream can be watched on here. You can check the time with the Date and Time option of your PC, change the Time Zone to UTC -8 (minus 8) Pacific Time and you can see the comparison.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 No armor for Heller
- 3 Heller's angles
- 4 Labyrinth
For those of you who missed the live stream, IGN has uploaded he video on their channel. You can watch the gameplay here. And from this, it seems the game's original tagline "Murder your Maker" might not mean you get to kill Mercer. We still got a whole game to know if all the promotion about Mercer vs Heller is true or just to build up hype.
In other news, the Armor will remain as one of Mercer's unique ability. Heller gets …
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Its been almost a month since Radical have revealed anything. However, a list of Prototype 2 achievements were released without the PS3 trophies list. There are a few interesting achievements with less spoilers.
A somewhat good news for those who have pre-ordered P2. With every pre-order, players gain access to Radnet, an online leaderboard of sorts where you can compete for the best score by complete a set of 55 challenges that are unlocked weekly. Player who manage to complete all 55 challenges will unlock Alex Mercer's skin.
Mercer with Heller's voice? Not sure this is what Mercer fanboys/girls want..
Two parts of The Anchor has been completed, detailing Mercer's failed search for humanity. The next comic in the series is The Survivors. Survivors is the story of three people trying to escape New York after the second outbreak Mercer caused..Read more >
Before you continue to read this news update, I would like to inform that there have been rumors of the game being leaked. Radical Entertainment has confirmed that this is not true. So if you find any files related to the game or consisting of the title Prototype 2 PC/Xbox/PS3 free download, it's a fake. So, don't go around Radical's Facebook or twitter asking for passwords or product keys after you download those files from filesharing sites or torrents..
- 1 Another edition
- 2 Daddy's home they say
- 3 Comics
- 4 Gameplay
- 5 Miscellaneous
Well, today Radical announced a new edition for Prototype 2, the Blackwatch Collector's Edition. The collector's edition consists of a hardbound art-book, complete with all the official artwork of the characters and infected of Prototype 2.
This edition also consists of Colossal mayhem DLC which includes two skins for Heller, a warp vortex ability and thermobaric boomstick missile launcher. They have also added a voucher which offers a 20% discount for Prot…
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No its not another Ubisoon situation where the developer hides behind a press release instead of stating a reason. Radical Entertainment has promptly announced on their Facebook page that the PC version will be delayed until July 24. They have also, informed that the details will be released soon. No spoiler free gameplay, fellow PC gamers..
In other news, Radical has announced Radnet, an online hub for challenges and events that unlock content for Heller in the single player mode. This content is available for those who have pre-ordered before April 24th for Xbox and PS3..
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As we get close to the release of Prototype 2, Radical has decided to reveal a bit about the characters we encounter in the game. What's more, they have also announced a new none PC Pre-order exclusive, although one of them is unconfirmed.
Best Buy has announced a Pre-order, the Hardened Steel. This mode is an exclusive unlockable for Xbox and PS3 either until June 12, 2012 or till stocks last.
The second edition is the supposed Limited Edition, consisting of a Behind the scenes DVD, an exclusive animation of the Flesh Cleaver which was a Musclemass consume animation in Prototype and an Xbox avatar. When questioned about this edition, Radical Entertainment twitted;
we don't have any info on limited editions at this time, stay tuned!
So!! They neither confirmed nor denied the availability of this edition. You can read more about this confusion here..
For the past three weeks, Radical along with IGN have been releasing minor information about previous and upcoming character of Prototype 2. We now have…
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Radical Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to create a new series of Prototype comics. A new digital comic related to Prototype 2 will be release on February 15. This series have been split into three parts and bridge the story between Prototype and Prototype 2.
The first entry, "The Anchor," illustrated by Paco Diaz, continues the story of Alex Mercer, the protagonist from the first game, while the second story, "The Survivors," illustrated by Chris Staggs, follows a small group of residents of New York trying to escape the city after it has been transformed into NYZ with the outbreak of the Blacklight virus. The third and final story, illustrated by Victor Drujiniu, is "The Labyrinth" and provides a deeper look into the backstory of Sgt. James Heller.
Each comic in the series will be available at Digital.Darkhorse.com every other week beginning February 15, 2012.
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As much as most of us hate pre-order exclusives, Prototype 2 is getting one with the release. GameStop has managed to bag an exclusive content for the pre-orders of Prototype 2. The Bio Bomb Butt Kicker as they call it, is an exclusive animation of a Biobombed soldier or civilian getting kicked after being infected. This weaponized character flies all the way until he/she hits a target(s) and explodes with the tendril mayhem.
The catch for this exclusive content is, yes there is always a catch. You have to order the game between January 1, 2012 and April 23, 2012. So those of you who have booked your copies, enjoy these wallpapers of the Creator and his Creation..
Prototype 2 is scheduled to release on April 24, 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. And don't forget to write..Read more >
Hunt, Kill, Become. If anyone remembers the initial Prototype trailers, Mercer had a similar tagline. Well as promised, the developers of Radical decided to explain a bit more about James Heller's new hunting ability.
Along with the hunting ability, Heller has a new way to upgrade unlike Mercer did. You have a certain amount of control over what you want to upgrade. The side missions from the first game has been changed to BlackNet missions. Basically you might work with or against Blackwatch. But the devs assure that they are not as static as they were in Prototype.
The upgrade menu might remind you of a certain game as it did to me. But Heller looks like a gentleman..
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After a few weeks of silence, Radical has released another a "Developer diary" explaining the zone divisions. As most you might know, New York or as it's known now, New York Zero is split into three distinctive zones. The devs explain the reason behind this, although there is no gameplay displayed (not that we need any).
In other news, Radical has teamed up with TwitchGames. They've launched an iOS platform based application called ProtoSlice. As fun as this might be, make sure not to get sliced. Also, Radical have been around for 20 years as of 19/11/2011. And the army on Facebook has reached 350k.
Well enough of my ramble, watch the new video and post your thoughts..
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As promised, i'm back with a few minor updates concerning Sgt. James Heller and the Blacklight virus. Radical has released another CGI trailer, displaying Heller's trip into the Red Zone. Our beloved hunters from Prototype have gone through some changes as you may notice.
The new trailer gives us a basic view of the New York Zero's Red Zone, and Heller's new ability Biobomb. Make sure to watch the trailer completely as it has a little surprise towards the end.
As most of you may know, Radical has crashed into the New York comic-con. Unlike the PAX or E3, you get to play Prototype 2. So if you are near by, you can enjoy two missions. There are also a few contests and giveaways, so enjoy yourself and watch out for Blackwatch..
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Hey Prototypers, back with some new information regarding the new protagonist Sgt. James Heller and his mutations.
New game footage of Prototype 2 from Alpha gameplay has been released by Radical Entertainment. James Heller displays some of his new moves in these videos.
First stop Heller decides to consume one of the Web of Intrigue (WoI) targets now know as Blacknet targets as consuming each will provide a mutation which you can use to upgrade Heller's abilities. Radical has integrated the WoI into the story to give it more depth and to make sure players know the complete story. More info of these can be found here.
Heller has indeed developed quiet a few moves of himself compared to Mercer. Arm to arm combat has been enhanced along with a few new upgrades. Hammerfists have their own devastators, similar to a Groundspike, and you can now deflect missiles using the shield. A dodge ability has been has been introduced in Prototype 2, this substitutes Mercer's diveroll ability.
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The contents of this blog contain spoilers from Prototype. Do not watch this trailer if you don’t want it spoiled for you. If you already played it though (or don’t mind spoilers), do watch, as this video sets up the plot of the new game perfectly.
Many have questioned if Alex Mercer and CodeName:Zeus are the same person? What is the Blacklight virus and when was it discovered. And what is the role of Blackwatch in all of this? A new trailer answers all of these questions.
Sgt. James Heller is on a hunt through the wastelands of post-viral outbreak New York Zero (or more simply...NYZ) with unparalleled locomotion, building up a vast genetic arsenal of deadly, biological weapons and abilities as he hunts, kills and consumes his way toward the ultimate goal - to kill...Alex Mercer!
Radical Entertainment performed over 150 Prototype 2 presentations at GamesCom, walking away with a Best of Show Award from the UK’s Ginx TV, and additionally a Best of Show nomination from www.gamingxp.com.
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Radical Entertainment has launched a Facebook application called //Blacknet. It is a community based app and requires every facebook prototyper to participate in order to unlock it's contents. Most of the contents are related to the story of the second game, Prototype 2 along with a few wallpapers and screenshots of the game with. There are also audio and video diaries of Blacknet, the communication network used by Blackwatch.
So, let's get hacking...
Note: In case you are unable to access //Blacknet on facebook, you can follow this article.
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Facebook Application: //Blacknet
This blog is dedicated to the news related to [PROTOTYPE 2]. As new information is revealed, this blog will be updated...
April 16, 2011
A new trailer is on charts for [PROTOTYPE2] sometime next week. Prototype 2 is a direct sequel to Prototype and this will be the 3rd trailer (excluding the teaser at "murderyourmaker.com"). If you want Radical to release this, you have to do your part by logging in to Facebook and clicking that tiny "like" button, in order to achieve the 250k mark.
So who's up for it?
Link: Sign in/Sign up
Source: Radical's post on Facebook
April 18, 2011
250,000 Prototypers in the army. Radical Entertainment says THANKYOU to our awesome fans and friends. New video releasing this week with new gameplay sneak peak!
April 21, 2011
The third trailer for the upcoming game [PROTOTYPE2] was released at gametrailers.com. For more info, watch the video ppl.
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June 3, 2011
The E3 2011 trailer has been released at ign.com.
Dreadcentral.com publish a series of images, showing the content of a package sent to them.
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A teaser trailer of Prototype 2 was released at the Spike VGAs. The trailer shows Sgt. James Heller a US Marine who returns to his home to find out that it has becomes a war zone, a war like he had never seen.
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Watch the trailer here