Prototype 2 morphing April 24

Comic-Con 2011: [UPDATE] Activision announces new release window for Radical Entertainment's open-world action game; publisher showing the title at this week's geek gala in San Diego.

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SAN DIEGO--During the 2010 Video Game Awards in December, Activision showed Prototype 2 for the very first time, attaching a wide open "2012" release window to it. However, now the publisher has narrowed the game's expected premiere date, saying it will arrive in April 2012.

Prototype 2 is seeking vengeance this April.
Prototype 2 is seeking vengeance this April.

[UPDATE] During an Activision preview event at Comic-Con 2011 tonight, the publisher pegged Prototype 2's release date to April 24. For more on Prototype 2, check out a live demo of the game from GameSpot's Tonight on the Spot.

In addition to announcing the new release window for Prototype 2--due out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC--Activision noted that the game will be on display this week at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego. The publisher will be giving 15-minute presentations of Prototype 2 at Activision's booth throughout the show.

However, gamers who can't attend the show won't be left in the cold. Activision has retooled Prototype 2's official website, adding a new layout and the first part in a three-part CGI trailer series.

As for the game, 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.

For more on Prototype 2, check out GameSpot's latest preview of the game.

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