Prototype launching June 9

Activision and Radical Entertainment prime hyperviolent, open-world action adventure for Xbox 360, PS3, PC for late-spring deployment.

Sierra Entertainment suffered the brunt of canceled projects when its parent label, Vivendi Games, merged with Activision last July. While nearly all were subsequently acquired by various other publishers, projects Activision deemed in need of "streamlining" included Brutal Legend, Ghostbusters, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, World in Conflict: Soviet Assault, and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, among others.

One game Activision did seem to see franchise potential in was Radical Entertainment's chaotic open-world action title Prototype. Today, the publisher announced that Prototype will arrive on North American retail shelves for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on June 9, with the European rollout slated for June 12. [In the original version of this story the UK release was stated as June 5. Activision UK has since clarified that while the game is shipping to retailers on June 5, it will not be officially on sale until June 12.]

Developed by Radical Entertainment (which saw substantial staff cuts and two canceled projects in August 2008), Prototype casts players as a genetically altered shape-shifter tearing a path of destruction through New York City. Along the way, gamers try to discover who they are and what's behind their mutations, all while fighting off an assortment of military and mutant adversaries.

Though it was announced in July 2007, it wasn't until February 2009 that Activision began offering hands-on time with Radical's hyperviolent, parkour-inspired action game. GameSpot's preview of Prototype has more on the title, as does the video below.

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105 comments
rumahirfan
rumahirfan

i can't believe when people in youtube say this game is assasins creed 2 almost ayone believes it and they still say its assasins creed 2 even when some people say its prototype

DeafMonkey39
DeafMonkey39

I'm tototally bying this game!!...although they could work alittle more on the graphics!!...but graphics don't matter much alot!!...i reserved(pre-ordered) mines already and payed for the whole game already!!...now all i have to do is wait!!...[PROTOTYPE] ROCKS!!...

megamaster32
megamaster32

i would definately like a demo in this game maybe the game of the year or not crossing fingers

LordImperius
LordImperius

Yes, this game looks awesome, I just hate paying $60 on a game...But I'll buy it anyways, ha.

fiskefyren
fiskefyren

oh... i've been looking forward to this ever since i saw the teaser treailer back in... uhm... 2006 i think it was? or was it 2005? anywho... its been ages! os this game better not fail me... that would be quite a long time for em for nothing at all, not to mention the company is probably going to die if prototype doesnt do "well", just like all the other companies!!! xD @ SillySkeleton: i lol'ed xD

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

Hopefully does flop like Assassins creed to many Bugs errrr. But I and my Pycho Ways seeing this to be a big hit!

SkidRow18
SkidRow18

hope it isn't hard to pull of those cool moves...

NavIGOtoR25
NavIGOtoR25

Prototype looks at oneself ambiguous - on the one hand big world and beautiful stunts, but on the other hand - monotonous and uninteresting city... we shall look that will.

brokenpike
brokenpike

"(which saw substantial staff cuts..... in August 2008 )" Does that give you confidence?! From what I heard the game has been done since fall but with the merger it's release was put on hold. More then likely they though to drop a great game in to the stores in the middle of summer like Rockstar did with GTA last year. They have had alot of time to get it done no matter how many they have working on it.

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

Looks superior to Infamous in about every aspect. Can't wait for this.

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

"(which saw substantial staff cuts..... in August 2008 )" Does that give you confidence?!

rob_dAmAgE
rob_dAmAgE

prototype = gory hulk. for better or worse.

nbhatred
nbhatred

@BigQz the reson why there is no footage of the main character dying is because all the hands on has had people playing with god mode on AKA they are invincible, but only for the bit they played.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

yaaa baby, I cant wait, This game is going to rock.

BFG1995
BFG1995

game of the year 2009!! I've been waiting 4 this one since August 07

gonzalezj1
gonzalezj1

Can this game really be as cool as it looks? I hope so.

hassy94
hassy94

@ Koi-Neon-X Yeah, I would have probably done the same.

sj_nehama
sj_nehama

@BigQz dont worry if you cant die.Its a new trend being explored these days, just like DLC

BigQz
BigQz

can you even die in this game? i like bein super powered tho haha

DPhunkT
DPhunkT

It's like Crackdown...on crack. Check the video: "10 reasons why you must have Prototype"

brokenpike
brokenpike

if they did cut prototype we would have needed to shot someone.

weemanwonder31
weemanwonder31

wow, iv been following this came closely since day 1, and now (hopefully) a final release date, and i cant believe for once were gettin a game before America! XD

Angre_Leperkan
Angre_Leperkan

I agree viewtiful with your earlier comment. I'm thinking bout Batman and about Red Faction 3. This's gonna be a toughie. Maybe I'll just save up and get all three :D ...But probably not.

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

Disregard my earlier comment, after actually watching this trailer, this is now a definite day 1 purchase.

rikansem
rikansem

I will get this and Infamous

lamprey263
lamprey263

a lot of people are sold on this game already, reminds me of the Too Human hype. Am I the only that not thinks this looks... well, kind of mediocre?

gunswordfist
gunswordfist

Cool, the Game Of The Year comes out June 9.

Whyteboy776
Whyteboy776

i cant wait for this. i really havent played games like this so this will be new and it looks great.

wellbigd
wellbigd

this game aint lookin so hot visually.It reminds me of The Incredible Hulk a litte to much. Im not a ps3 fan but infamus is looking alot better than this.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Ahhh now I have to lay off Batman for a few weeks because Prototype comes first.

Dante2710
Dante2710

cant wait till i get this game, it`ll be a fun summer =D w00t for sandbox games

diabolikskillz
diabolikskillz

yesssssssssss!!! this the game ive been waiting for for a veryyyyy long time, its almost here!!!!

TheBlackSpeed
TheBlackSpeed

Okay, THAT video just made Prototype seem WAY more of a game you HAVE to buy this year. I am greatly, greatly wanting this now. Damnit if only I had a PS3 or X360. Time to start saving up.

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

Sort of want. I've got this, Batman: Arkham Asylum, inFamous, Punch-Out, and two, maybe 3 Overlord games (not sure on the DS one yet) that will be vying for my attention around that time. I'm gonna have to choose my May/June releases carefully.

NDfanjeff
NDfanjeff

Right after schools out woot.

Ruggeri1994
Ruggeri1994

cant wait for this and infamous n god of war 3 baby.. o yea n mag...wuts 360 boys looking forward to?

DamnedApples
DamnedApples

I'll have to stop eating for a week to get this, but it looks sexy...I'd like a demo first though.

Borkil
Borkil

sweet but i want a demo!

the7assassins
the7assassins

i really hope tht this lives up to all of the hype cuz then this would b a kickass game

tmorri603
tmorri603

Prototype looks like it is going to be a big hit.

XRED_0
XRED_0

CANNOT WAIT FOR PROTOTYPE!!!!! :)

maverick_76
maverick_76

This is looking really good. So far from what I've seen, a solid 8.0.