Prototype 2, SSX: Deadly Descents, Insane confirmed at VGAs, Forza 4 due fall 2011

Ceremony sees Activision sequel, EA snowboard game's existence, Guillermo del Toro games locked down; Kratos playable in PS3 Mortal Kombat.

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Tonight's VGAs wasted no time in confirming one game rumored to be revealed at the awards ceremony: SSX: Deadly Descents. During the opening montage for the show, the game's title was briefly flashed, several weeks after a nearly identical Web URL was registered.

Prototype 2 will drop in 2012.

A trailer that premiered later in the broadcast confirmed rumors that the game will be set in the most extreme mountain ranges on the planet, with a high danger element to gameplay. In fact, it will be the first game to use real-life mountain ranges as its basis, according to publisher EA Sports.

In SSX: Deadly Descents' trailer, the main character drops in from a helicopter to a flare-lit snowboard run at night, only to veer off the trail. He then pops out the wings of a flying squirrel wingsuit as he careens over the edge, apparently confirming more rumors the game will feature pastimes other than alpine sports.

Also confirmed at the event was Prototype 2, the sequel to Activision and Radical Entertainment's 2009's open-world adventure. Set for release in 2012 for unspecified platforms, the game will concern Sgt. James Heller, an ex-soldier tasked with taking down the protagonist of the original game, Alex Mercer. No platforms for the title were revealed.

Film director Guillermo del Toro was also on hand to unveil his new game, inSANE. In development at Red Faction-maker Volition studios and publisher THQ, the game will reportedly be a tie-in with his next film and is apparently an action-role-playing game with horror elements inspired by Call of Cthulhu author H.P. Lovecraft.

The evening's ceremony also featured a live action trailer for the Kinect-compatible Forza Motorsport 4, which was dated for fall 2011. Additionally, the broadcast featured the unveiling of Elder Scrolls V and Mass Effect 3, as well as the dating of Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Last, but in the estimation of many fighting-game fans, not least, the event revealed that God of War protagonist Kratos will be a playable character in the PlayStation 3 edition of the upcoming Mortal Kombat game.

Discussion

133 comments
1Slide5
1Slide5

hell yeah i've been waiting for this since the first prototype. but i don't like the idea of killing mercerer; he's the good guy in the story and because he's like a god.

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Rhatik
Rhatik

HELL YEA PROTOTYPE 2!!

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Prototype 2? I thought the team that made #1 that was fired... Oh well, I hope this one is better balanced. Less vehicular combat and more combos for powers. Some of those powers only had two attacks. Also, there is no need to be able to use guns.

Serious
Serious

Finally someone decided that SSX was a franchise that needed to be continued.

AC-FAN-I-AM
AC-FAN-I-AM

sleeping in hell is bettter than playing prototybe !!!!!!

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

was i the only 1 completly surprised by anoucement of prototype 2? an i didnt beat the 1st one but the trailer for 2 makes me wanna finish it so i can see wat the hell is up with alexx mercer????????????????

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

A game with elements inspired by Call of Cthulhu? Please be good. BECAUSE IF YOU FIND ONE WAY TO SCREW UP, I'LL...

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Hello! There was also a new Batman Arkham City trailer!

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Wasn't there supposed to be another Gears of War 3 announcement?? What happened??

blackace
blackace

Only real surprises where Prototype 2, Insane and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I'm looking forward to SSX Deadly Descents. I was hoping Sony would give us an update on The Last Guardian and FF XIII Versus. Guess we'll have to wait until E3.

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

Prototype was a lot of fun. Cant wait for the sequel!

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

@Kavadivas1981 Right now? It's been that way for the last 6 years.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

Kratos just gave me more incentive to get Mortal Kombat. My list for 2011 is already over $600 worth of games alone..

wexorian
wexorian

Hmm if thye added Mp game coould be much cool :D

rob_dAmAgE
rob_dAmAgE

[prototype] is one of my favorite games! what's this nonesense about taking down Mercer???? i want to play as Mercer again!!!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Blimey, it's sequel city right now. Ah well, at least they are good series'.

FiresideBoomer
FiresideBoomer

inaka_rob Well either we play as Alex and resist being killed by Sgt. James Heller or we play as Sgt. James Heller while hunting down Alex Hoping for the former

steelmouth
steelmouth

com'on ms were are new IP's i love forza but please i want something new, something "different", damn its like 2011 is the year of 3rd installments oh yah i have to get the 1st prototype it looked like a punch of fun

benboz
benboz

I'm definitely looking forward to Forza 4.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

prototype was a pretty cool game. it did get a little repetitive near the end. Everything started to look the same, but still fun nonetheless. and the powers where crazy.

gun_blade25
gun_blade25

I really doubted they would even make a prototype 2, but this is great news. Kinda disappointed we won't be following Alex Mercer though.

Sayed101
Sayed101

I just hope this will be better..... The first one was really bad.

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Wow i didnt think that Prototype was ever going to get a sequel, big suprise there.

aaddron
aaddron

Elder Scrolls 5, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age 2, Forza 4, new SSX... O_O 2011 is either gonna be huge or full of delays.

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

when i saw the VGA yesterday i was so excited for Prototype 2 and SSX!!!! :)

rexan01
rexan01

SSX modern snowboarding: black mountains...

maverick_76
maverick_76

Wow, lots of great games coming out soon. VGAs, never heard of this before.

TongLong
TongLong

I was just talking to some friends about games last night and brought up the question "Where the hell has SSX gone?!?". This is great news! The Guillermo del Toro tie-in thingy also sounds interesting.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

Anything by Del Toro is bound to Be great.

Dawq902
Dawq902

I have been waiting for a new awesome SSX game for so long :)

snob
snob

NEW SSX... YYYEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

DLobotomist
DLobotomist

@ TheTrueMagusX1 lol man. I said right after holiday 2011.... that means 2012

-Big_Red-
-Big_Red-

A new SSX, andPrototype 2!!? F*** yeah!! :D

dagamemon
dagamemon

earlier this year i said that 2010 would be the super wallet rape year of games. I was right. but 2011 will be definitely be the super wallet MURDER year of games...

ahnzz
ahnzz

typical storyline, prototype 2, revenge, open world action, oh and forza 4 already, wonder how its going to look like

QWERTYCommander
QWERTYCommander

SSX On Tour was different from the other SSX titles and that turned out fine. Maybe the whole gritty thing won't really change much. Besides, if you read the game's website, they're still planning on keeping the insane tricks.

First_Descent
First_Descent

For some reason I skipped out on Prototype when it came out, I think it was due to infamous, which rocked. So, should i pick up the first prototype?

jimmyzeke13
jimmyzeke13

Woohoo! Prototype 2! So many unanswered questions!

Hunterjuggz
Hunterjuggz

Just when I thought my "holy shiat" meter couldn't get any higher this year they go and announce [PROTOTYPE] 2. (I know its miles away, but its the thought that counts!) Two thumbs here!

moi6205
moi6205

Didn't see that coming.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@DLobotomist The trailer for Prototype 2 specifically said 2012, not 2011.