Prototype 2 Will Probably Be Announced At The VGAs

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

A couple of games will be announced for the first time at Spike TV's Video Game Awards show. That's a given. But what game are we almost certain we'll see unveiled at the show? A follow-up to Radical Entertainment's open-world title Prototype seems like a really safe bet.

Viral website Murder Your Maker has been connected with the VGAs for some time, with many viewers of it theorizing that the bald man on the page is Alex Mercer, the bald, jacket-wearing protagonist of the original Prototype. Now, the site has a video teaser that features footage from Prototype, all but confirming that a Murder Your Maker is a Prototype 2 hype site and that follow-up will be announced at the VGAs.
 
  

  
 
Murder Your Maker has also been connected with a set of three teaser images an unknown developer has been splicing into commercials for the 2010 VGAs. The first two of these images are vague and could be viewed as a tease for any number of zombie games like Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead. However, the most recent third image--which prominently features a picture of a child and a soldier with the accompanying text "don't ever leave the green zone"--is an obvious Prototype reference. If you remember, most soldier-controller areas in the original Prototype were considered "safe zones" in a city rapidly becoming infected with a virus. 

Alas, we can't be 100 percent sure Prototype 2 will be announced at the rewards show. Activision hasn't said anything yet and neither has Radical Entertainment, apparently. Like you, we'll have to wait until the VGAs air on December 11 to know for sure. But, really, c'mon
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

A couple of games will be announced for the first time at Spike TV's Video Game Awards show. That's a given. But what game are we almost certain we'll see unveiled at the show? A follow-up to Radical Entertainment's open-world title Prototype seems like a really safe bet.

Viral website Murder Your Maker has been connected with the VGAs for some time, with many viewers of it theorizing that the bald man on the page is Alex Mercer, the bald, jacket-wearing protagonist of the original Prototype. Now, the site has a video teaser that features footage from Prototype, all but confirming that a Murder Your Maker is a Prototype 2 hype site and that follow-up will be announced at the VGAs.
 
  

  
 
Murder Your Maker has also been connected with a set of three teaser images an unknown developer has been splicing into commercials for the 2010 VGAs. The first two of these images are vague and could be viewed as a tease for any number of zombie games like Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead. However, the most recent third image--which prominently features a picture of a child and a soldier with the accompanying text "don't ever leave the green zone"--is an obvious Prototype reference. If you remember, most soldier-controller areas in the original Prototype were considered "safe zones" in a city rapidly becoming infected with a virus. 

Alas, we can't be 100 percent sure Prototype 2 will be announced at the rewards show. Activision hasn't said anything yet and neither has Radical Entertainment, apparently. Like you, we'll have to wait until the VGAs air on December 11 to know for sure. But, really, c'mon
#2 Posted by LlamaLlama (174 posts) -

Yuck. Prototype is a terrible game.
#3 Posted by Killroycantkill (1361 posts) -

I thought Prototype was fun, even went out of my way to get all the trophies. Just hope they fix the complaints of the first game.
#4 Posted by Dustpan (1686 posts) -
@LlamaLlama said:
" Yuck. Prototype is a terrible game. "
Nu uh.
#5 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -

Really? I mean... really?

#6 Posted by Aetheldod (3342 posts) -

Damn so close yet so far!!!

#7 Posted by PerfidiousSinn (716 posts) -

Prototype was like the first Assassins Creed. Lots of potential and some fun moments, but poor execution.
 
The first one was fun, but I think this one will be a massive improvement.

#8 Posted by ch3burashka (4908 posts) -

...VIRAL? GET IT? 
 
I'm with LlamaLlama - I'm not too excited. Maybe they'll do something radically different, but chances are it's just a sequel.

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#9 Posted by SquirrelGOD (475 posts) -

Wow, I could actually HEAR the entire internet collectively say "Meh."

#10 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

This is the funniest headline ever. 

#11 Posted by Yummylee (20585 posts) -

Massive Meh.

#12 Posted by cikame (926 posts) -

I'm excited, first Prototype was fantastic.

#13 Edited by Ozmiander (35 posts) -

Wow, so much hate for  Prototype. I remember playing the BALLS off of it when it came out.  
 
 
MY ARM IS A WHIP AND YOU ARE DEAD, HELICOPTER.

#14 Posted by Baillie (3955 posts) -

Prototype is one of the worst games I played last year.

#15 Posted by Ronald_Raiden (1513 posts) -

Fuck all the haters. Prototype had plenty of faults, no denying that, but at its core that game was hell of fun. The powers and the sense of being a badass were great. I am actually pretty excited about this.

#16 Posted by LlamaLlama (174 posts) -
@JustTheDoctor:
I found it not be fun at all when I play it at a friend's house. There's also my inability to care for the character as he whines about his plight as he emotionless cuts down innocent people so he can heal. Not the best way to try and get sympathy for the protagonist.
#17 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4480 posts) -

...Why?

#18 Posted by dr_pineapple (197 posts) -

Fuck Prototype.

#19 Posted by seanwithoutyou (18 posts) -

I thought it was pretty funny the twitter url had HAHAHA in it. prototype was pretty terrible, could care less about the half assed sequel 

#20 Posted by Forsythia (24 posts) -

Why oh why does a game like Prototype need a sequel?

#21 Posted by guiseppe (2833 posts) -

Well, if they can improve upon the first game, I'm all for it. I thought that Prototype had some great ideas, but the gameplay was just very... Lacking.

#22 Posted by Sauson (560 posts) -

The first game was garbage so I have little interest and faith in a sequel.

#23 Posted by Zaccheus (1770 posts) -

Wow, a lot of Prototype hate. Sure it had a lot of faults but for me the power trip it gave was well worth it. Never felt as powerful in a video game. Why it needs a sequel? Can't anyone remember Assassins's Creed? Mediocre game made a fucking awesome sequel. Let's just hope Prototype can do the same.

#24 Posted by Volkodlak (115 posts) -

I'm not ready to write this off just yet... but it needs serious work to make it worthy of existing, Prototype was seriously flawed.

#25 Posted by handlas (2550 posts) -

lotta haaaters.
 
Prototype was fun.  I remember all the Infamous vs Prototype debate.  Infamous 2 looks really good but I preferred the brainless fun of Prototype more. 

#26 Posted by Dopey2400 (72 posts) -

ugh, the first game was so horribly repetitive, and the storyline was just uninteresting

#27 Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite (644 posts) -

Played a bit of the first one, it was fun and alright, nothing I thought was really deserving of a sequel though.

#28 Posted by Sammo21 (3030 posts) -

I really hated the first game, and I hated its main character even more.

#29 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

So, zombies are still a thing?

#30 Posted by Jazz (2046 posts) -

Mercer's dead man..Mercer's dead.

#31 Posted by Mercanis (658 posts) -

First off, an article speculating on the probability of an announcement? Nice, but why bother commenting on such a thing? 
 
Because it's Prototype, and I am a self-proclaimed Prototype Apologist. Prototype had its problems (boss battles, I'm look at you), but it was also a power trip with excellent controls. Granted, I played it on a PC with a USB gamepad, so console players' experience probably varied. Even with that in mind, I think there's a large enough audience waiting to stealth-eat entire bases, elbow drop tanks, and jump from copter to copter all over again.

#32 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

People may hate it, but I played the crap out of the 1st game. Theres something about running up the side of a building that I still find fun.

#33 Posted by Toxin066 (3197 posts) -

If Prototype 2 is a thing, I'll play it.

#34 Posted by phrosnite (3517 posts) -

If Yahtzee says that Infamous and Prototype are equally good I believe him :) Hehehe so he will be doing Infamous 2 vs Prototype 2 video :)

#35 Posted by BrownNote (59 posts) -

Great, had a lot of fun with Prototype.

#36 Posted by crusader8463 (14321 posts) -

I was not expecting this to get another game. It was mindless fun for a few hours, but I will not be paying $60 for this game like I did for the first one. I was pissed when I beat the first one in one sitting.

#37 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4038 posts) -

Oh great because just this morning I thought, "I really wish they would put out more sequels to games no one cared about!"

#38 Posted by darkjester74 (1545 posts) -

Unless they revitalize this franchise in a big way (something like AC2) I dont see how a Prototype sequel would work.  Prototype was "ok", nothing to get overly excited about.

#39 Edited by TorMasturba (1095 posts) -

Prototype was 2 of the most boring hours of my life. 
 
Why does this badly made game need a sequel? 
 
And, hello? you can only have one Prototype, a second one means the item/thing is no longer a prototype. 
At least that was always my thinking.

#40 Edited by G24S (279 posts) -

Off topic but fuck VGA. What happened to Super Mario Galaxy 2 as a GotY-nominee?

#41 Posted by Ozmiander (35 posts) -
@TorMasturba: Not true. Most products go through several prototypes before settling on a final design.
#42 Posted by NachoMatrimony (12 posts) -

I can't get over how terrible the first game looked. It would have been cool transforming into other people if the characters models weren't repetitive and blocky-looking to begin with.  Between NYC looking featureless and barren, the cookie cutter superhero side missions all over the map, and the choppy combat that while varied, felt like a step backwards from Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, I really don't get how so many people got that "player empowerment" feeling from being a supposed badass. The game was just too damn disappointing. 
 
That being said, I was really pumped for the first Prototype, so if they significantly redesign the franchise and it works I'm in.

#43 Posted by kingofpeanuts (478 posts) -

It was ok, nothing great 

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#44 Posted by Bones8677 (3170 posts) -
@Winternet said:
" So, zombies are still a thing? "
Don't be silly. They're called, "Infected," they're totally different! 
#45 Edited by withateethuh (726 posts) -
@LlamaLlama said:

" @JustTheDoctor: I found it not be fun at all when I play it at a friend's house. There's also my inability to care for the character as he whines about his plight as he emotionless cuts down innocent people so he can heal. Not the best way to try and get sympathy for the protagonist. "

I had this EXACT issue with Niko in GTA. It really ruined the story for me.
#46 Posted by NoelVeiga (1044 posts) -

This is really exciting to me. Prototype is terribly underrated. It was so much more fun to play than Infamous, yet it got upstaged almost immediately. Also, it is a worthwhile (but somewhat inferior) sequel to the best licensed superhero game ever made: Hulk Ultimate Destruction. 
 
Yep, if this is P2, I'm officially hyped.

#47 Posted by InFamous91 (931 posts) -

Prototype wasn't a bad game.

#48 Posted by Pie (6936 posts) -

I really enjoyed the first. This is a good thing. Go away

#49 Posted by Slib (25 posts) -

If the first game was called "Prototype", they should have called the second game: "Final Product". Missed opportunity.

#50 Posted by august (3811 posts) -

Prototypical!

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