Prototype 2 Radnet Edition includes 55 DLC drops

Preorders and first-run copies of Activision action game to include voucher for weekly scheduled content drops of in-game abilities, events, challenges, and avatar items.

Activision is giving gamers 55 reasons to buy a new copy of Prototype 2 when it launches on April 24. The publisher today announced the Prototype 2 Radnet Edition, which will include access to 55 pieces of downloadable content available at no extra cost.

Activision is hoping to spur preorders with loads of DLC.

According to Activision, every gamer who preorders a copy of Prototype 2 for either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will score access to Radnet and its content through a onetime-use code. Additionally, the content will be available to those who pick up a new copy of the game at launch, though Activision warned these copies will be "limited."

Gamers who redeem the code will score 55 pieces of free DLC in the form of in-game events, challenges, avatar items, themes, and behind-the-scenes videos. These content drops will arrive in weekly dispatches beginning with the launch of the game on April 24 and running through June 7.

Additionally, Activision said an "ultimate shape-shifting reward" is part of the deal, but the publisher isn't sharing information about it until March. Of note, Activision said all Radnet content takes place entirely outside of Prototype 2's main story.

Activision did not say if the Radnet content will be made available at a later date for stand-alone purchase, and as of press time, the publisher had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

Prototype 2 is the sequel to 2009's well-received open-world action adventure title from Radical Entertainment. It is set in the fictional world of New York Zero and casts players as Sgt. James Heller, an ex-soldier tasked with taking down the protagonist of the original game, Alex Mercer.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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73 comments
nEv3rnine
nEv3rnine

I remember when games were friging 40 new. Now theyre 60 dollars! If im paying that for a game i expect it to be the hole game not missing 55 stincking "additional" content. Bet in the future you'll have to pay an unlock fee for games and have to buy the ending. This is low and the game companies know it.

zintarr
zintarr

While its great that there are 55 bonus items but by June 7 the game will have been resold or forgotten about by most people.

dkslade
dkslade

I believe much of this will be Disc locked Content....

Eternal-Entity
Eternal-Entity

Why are so many people annoyed that you get free content for pre-ordering? Is it because you are a cheap person, and want to wait for the game to become cheaper, and you are pissed that you will miss out on the content? Or are you one of the people who did pre-order this, but you are pissed that you have to "download" something on your small harddrive? I do not get it. Those are the only two main reasons I could come up with. What else is there that pisses people off? I am not calling anyone out, or starting a fight, I sincerely wish to know. To me, when I read this, it sounds like someone said they will give you 55 presents (1 each week) if you hold your birthday party 2 days early. I would hold my birthday party 2 days early for that...

Hubadubalubahu
Hubadubalubahu

Remember way back when at the birth of DLC it was supposed to be ideas that would of been left out of the game because of release dates. Yeah that ship has sailed.

shadowfan4life
shadowfan4life

I smell.... I smell.... bulls**t. Sorry, but I'm not wasting any money and time for something so stupid.

JACOBDRAGON666
JACOBDRAGON666

just more dlc that should be put on the game but no they want you to preorder the game nice job with the greedyness.

Cephrien
Cephrien

The stupidity of the people on this site never ceases to amaze me. The DLC is FREE. All you have to do is preorder the game.

Thesonvageta
Thesonvageta

i love prototype think its way beath then call of duty mw3 and mw2 and codwaw and cod4 now blackops2 will be good but wen u got hackers and modders out there that play them games that why all the cod games suck

FuBi2k
FuBi2k

I expected something along these lines from Activi$ion but was really hoping it wouldn't come to this. I'm a big Prototype fan but I'm passing due to this. I can find something else to play.

Tedxtasy
Tedxtasy

It sucks but what can we do?

jcbullen
jcbullen

@parrot_of_adun Sorry, I'll rephrase. Feel free to incessantly whine about something you have no power to change. Get used to it.

spideyrocks
spideyrocks

will i get the RADNET if i pre order in india?

guildclaws
guildclaws

55 DLC before the game even releases??? seriously??? Why can't they included it on the disc????

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

WHAT? 55 drops? :shock: ...oh, to Hell with you Activision!

mad_gamer23
mad_gamer23

more like, 55 reasons not to buy a new copy of Prototype2

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@s4dn3s5 how are they gaining more profit? they're selling the game at the normal price. they're doing what Battlefield BC 2 did with their VIP pass and limited edition copies, no one complained there

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

LOL Way to go! Strip LOTS of content from the final build and sell it as an EXTRA for moar profit!! The only chance to get the game as it should be is now-preordering, if you buy the game day-one you're screwed! Go die in hell Radical & Activision.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

55 'drops'?! That's disgusting :o I was happy when they released real expansion packs, but DLC is killing the idea of gaming as a whole. It's turned in to a joke. @akdiuuuryttt Ditto!

armo4rs3
armo4rs3

This kind of thing makes me far less inclined to buy. It reeks of a company trying to bolster sales before the reviews come out and say the game is disappointing. Looks like a renter now.. (and I liked the first one)

toddx77
toddx77

$50 says when Black Ops 2 comes out this fall Activision will do the same thing lol.

akdiuuuryttt
akdiuuuryttt

i bet most of these dlc is just cut offs from the original development

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

I liked Prototype and I am excited for the new one coming up, but I cannot support this gross business scheme by the predictably evil Activision machine. Pass.

187umKILLAH
187umKILLAH

I laughed when I read copies will be"limited" so even if you buy new theres no guarantee you'll even get this stuff, just put everything on the disc by launch day damn it... seriously DLC and Online pass just die already!

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@jcbullen That become the kool kidz attitude...?

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

I remember the days when the mere idea of paid DLC (that is, what used to be in free updates, or bundled in expansions) was ridiculous, and no one in their right mind would bother with it. look at them...

svaubel
svaubel

And publishers are wondering why less gamers are buying games new at full price and waiting until price drops or used. Because of BS crap like this. Soon there will be more DLC in a game than what comes with the original package.

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

It's obviously a way to combat used game sales... Pre-order and get an extra load of content, else it sucks to be you!

Rocker6
Rocker6

So,55 small things locked on the disk,cut out from the game,that will probably make the game more unfair and unbalanced to the player who doesn't care about crappy DLC.But hey,we're dealing with Activi$ion here,no suprises about this.Who knows,maybe they'll even add some Elite-like crap... I suppose we are marching towards the times of 10% of the game included in the initial purchase,and the rest on the DLC...

fourty-seven
fourty-seven

55 DLCs? Are you kidding me? Pretty soon games will be trimmed down to an intro + the main menu, and everything else will be a DLC.

Agent-M
Agent-M

Where is the PC edition dammit. Yes, I have all three consoles, but Id prefer the PC special edition.

kex72
kex72

Wow your all really pissy about this!

Henninger
Henninger

This kinda sounds like mircrotransactions 2 me. Only difference is this game isnt free to play.

Raxyman
Raxyman

55 items? Just how many DLC's are you planning to release?

GOWzztrippinzz
GOWzztrippinzz

The chances of me buying this game just dropped 55%

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

Sorry 55 items of DLC is not enough to pre order. I will wait for the "Gold" edition that will have all of that an more 6 months later. Even then I will only consider it after reading reviews etc.

ZeRo2545
ZeRo2545

This kind of crap annoys me. Trying to force me to buy the game when YOU want me to or else I don't get the good stuff unless I pay up extra for stuff already in the game, makes me not want to buy the game at all and just give my money to worthwhile companies that don't pull stunts like this.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

I would be impressed, I really would, but this is Activision we're talking about. They're just going to release more DLC anyway. Also, no PC special edition for pre-order on Steam or retail? First Ubisoft says Rayman Origins will be available on UbiShop, not Steam, and now this.

Barighm
Barighm

Thanks for reminding me this is an Activision title. Rent/buy used.

Cephrien
Cephrien

Gee. An even bigger reason to preorder a kick ass game I was already going to preorder. FRiggin' awesome.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

Hated the first game and this looks like more of the same, so... pass.

manciuxl
manciuxl

il buy the game and only the "story dlc's" if there will be any....

santinegrete
santinegrete

Well, the first one impressed me enogh to actually consider pre-order. Need to know if this will be avaiable in Steam. If not... well, I can always can wait for a deal. First Prototype had 20% discount two weeks after release on Steam, and it did GOOD.

Gasakon
Gasakon

DLCs.... 'why u no die'

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

 @Eternal-Entity 

 

pre order content is a complete joke practice that should be tossed out by companys... OOO pre order and get this content IF you don't you don't get the (whole) game. same thing goes for store pre order bonus. for big titles you see each store offering different weapons, armour, skins, extra quest ect. I support extra content for buying a game new you should get a code. this would help devs lead some money back towards them from used sales. but not pre order crap. 

 

BTW YES i bought prototype 2 day one

Asikokami
Asikokami

 @s4dn3s5 IDIOT! They're selling the game at normal price and then giving people that buy new copies the opportunity to participate in FREE events and FREE challenges. They are also giving away FREE avatar costumes and FREE themes.

 

Basically unless you're that slow, being a good customer for them and buying it new and not pre-owned gives you FREE stuff in return. FREE.

 

I pay the normal amount and get a FREE Heller costume? Great. I pay the normal amount and get a FREE Mercer costume? Great. I pay the normal amount and get a FREE Mercer skin to use in-game? Fantastic.

 

This rewards loyalty you dumbass.