Alex Mercer, the spread of the Blacklight virus and...Prototype 3?
- Posted August 26th, 2011 at 14:50 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 8 Comments
Following our private screening at Gamescom with Prototype 2 and brief chat with Radical Entertainment, we believe there’s no way that the Prototype series will end with this forthcoming second instalment. In fact, we believe that Prototype 2 will flesh out the character of Alex Mercer even more before we step back into his shape-shifting body for a third iteration.
One of things we took from the Prototype 2 presentation is that Radical has tried to create the game that it wanted the original game to be, and it's refreshing to hear a developer talk so candidly about the first games’ failings just as much as its good points. Prototype sold moderately well, but by listening intently to community feedback, it’s been totally overhauled to offer a familiar yet new experience that benefits from its many tweaks to the combat system as well as the balanced pace of the battles.
After the presentation, we took the opportunity to quiz Radical Entertainment about why Alex Mercer isn't a playable character and ended with the question: Is this the end of Prototype? Teasingly, Ken Rosman, executive producer at Radical Entertainment said: “A virus can keep spreading if it’s not contained”. It was blatant that the team knew more than they were letting on, with shrugs and knowing smiles practically giving away the fact that there will be a Prototype 3. You don't need to be mind-reader to work that out, though.
It's clear from Radical's passionate presentation that it cares intensely about community feedback, and with Mercer fans already vocal about the fact he's not a playable character in Prototype 2, we believe it's a given that the developer will deliver what the fans want. If that's the case then we can already speculate about what happens in Prototype 2, but we'll leave that up to you. Will Heller win the final battle against Mercer, or will Mercer live to fight another day and finally put the virus to bed in Prototype 3?
Stay tuned for PSU's preview of Prototype 2 shortly.
Ghost-Rhayne | Ghost-Rhayne
- 10:00am EDT - August 26th, 2011
One of my most anticipated titles of '12. Prototype is an awesome game :D
- 7:41pm EDT - August 26th, 2011
Lets see how part two plays out before talking about Prototype 3
- 7:48pm EDT - August 27th, 2011
The title and the artcle is just one big A.S.S. spoiler to the second game plot now you know Mercer isn't going to die in the new game
- 1:53am EDT - June 5th, 2012
i wish there should be a prototype 3 and all the danger in the city i was thinking what if hellers daughter turns into what he is
- 6:42am EDT - September 15th, 2012
very nice game
leelia | Jay-DM-23
- 11:47pm EDT - September 29th, 2012
I really think it will be very awesome, if Alex some how takes over Heller's body completely to the point were he takes over the world or something make, the story sound interesting. Alex wasn't scary and evil enough, plus he was the main character.
- 6:08pm EST - November 22nd, 2012
Prototype 2 is a great game, but i felt bad at the ending!
Alex is still the main character if you ask me.
And just like leelia said, i would love to see alex take over hellers body in prototype 3.
I bet a lot of people would agree.
- 12:34am EST - December 17th, 2012
I would like to see Mercer freed from Heller, both looses power in the process and then they find Pariah the "supreme prototype" has escaped and wants to put an end to the entire planet, you can use both characters and you need to recover their powers to face him, maybe with coop missions to play online or lan games. IDK
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