Radical Entertainment has released a great new game trailer for Prototype 2 showing off the insane open-world playground of New York Zero. The trailer not only gives us footage, but it also goes behind the scenes, giving us an explanation and description of this NYZ setting. The game follows Sergeant James Heller, as he sets out on a mission to destroy the Blacklight Virus once and for all. There's also a revenge element thrown in as well, as Heller wants to kill Mercer after his family was killed in the outbreak of the Blacklight Virus.
The game slooks like it could be fun, and fans of the first game should be excited for what they are going to get in this sequel.
The game takes place 14 months after the first Prototype, Manhattan has been quarantined and blocked from the other boroughs of New York City, which has been renamed New York Zero (NYZ). The boroughs of New York have been divided into three zones, the Red Zone, Yellow Zone and the Green Zone. Each region stands for how affected New York City is by the Blacklight Virus.
The Red Zone is the home of Alex Mercer, in it the Blacklight Virus grows unhindered, thrives and mutates, the Red Zone is the destroyed Manhattan. The Yellow Zone is a triage area full of shanty towns and the poor, it is very crowded and while the virus grows there, it is at a minimum and Blackwatch is also using the Yellow Zone as a petri dish. The Green Zone is non-infected New York City, except there is a heavy Blackwatch presence.
James Heller will have missions in each zone and each mission's difficulty will depend on which zone it takes place in. Blackwatch is credited as occupying and controlling NYZ, but they are said to know that New York actually belongs to Alex Mercer even though the latter has become a ghost and is only seen rarely and even then only a glimpse of him for a split second can be caught.
Due to the mutation of the virus, Heller is not completely like Mercer in terms with the virus. The virus' mutation has granted it tendrils, which make's Heller's appearance more fluid and organic than Mercer's black and red, metallic coloration.
Prototype 2 will be released worldwide on April 24, 2012. Check out the trailer below and hit us up with your thoughts!