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The sequel to Radical Entertainment’s best-selling open-world game of 2009, PROTOTYPE 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original PROTOTYPE and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. As the game’s all-new infected protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, players will cut a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero (or more simply…NYZ) with unparalleled locomotion, building up a vast genetic arsenal of deadly, biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal – to kill…Alex…Mercer!
14 months have passed since New York became a disease-ridden war zone, and the man responsible for it all – Alex Mercer – has become a ghost, a bogeyman whose shadow looms over the city. You are Sgt. James Heller – veteran soldier whose life was destroyed by Mercer’s release of the Blacklight virus. With his wife and daughter casualties of the outbreak, Heller now serves in the military effort to keep the virus from spilling over beyond NYZ. Repeatedly volunteering for the most dangerous, near suicidal missions into the heart of the city’s Red Zone, Heller is hoping to die and take as many Infected with him as he can in the process. Heller’s last mission sees his entire unit massacred by a swarm of Infected, leaving him the sole survivor and putting him face-to-face with the shadowy hooded figure overseeing the ambush from a nearby rooftop – Alex Mercer – the man responsible for destroying his family, his city…his life.
Fueled by rage, Heller attacks but is clearly no match for Mercer’s abilities. Impressed by Heller’s implausible survival of the Infected onslaught, Mercer sees Heller as a potentially valuable asset for his grand plan and infects him with the virus, making Heller his prototype.
Welcome to NYZ…it’s time to murder your maker!