Prototype 2’s New Lead Character

Radical explains why they're ditching Alex Mercer for the sequel.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Activision and Radical Games have released a developer diary for Prototype 2 which goes about explaining why the team transitions from Prototype 1 lead character Alex Mercer to James Heller in the sequel. The long and short of it is that Alex Mercer was just way too powerful by the end of the first Prototype, making it hard for Radical to take the character to new heights in the sequel. Hence, they decided to make Alex the villain and let players control a whole new character who has a vendetta against Mercer. This video is also your first look at early, pre-alpha gameplay footage of Prototype 2.