After the release of Radical Entertainment’s Prototype back in 2009 many fans and have been anxiously awaiting the release of the game’s sequel, Prototype 2. Which has promised to improve many of the more lackluster elements of the game. Well, a gameplay walkthrough has been revealed showing off a section of the game and some very sleek and stylish new elements by the game’s design director Matt Armstrong.
The short, but satisfying six minute video does a great job of showing off the games elements and style. We see our new protagonist, James Heller, near the beginning of the game infiltrating a Black Watch base with the ability to flawlessly disguise as enemies, as well as showing off how the AI reacts to this new appearance by frightening nearby civilians. It doesn’t take long into the video to show off the exciting combat gameplay by showing us a boss fight and some of the abilities you will get.
What is most exciting for many people is the new addition to dual wield abilities. All of the abilities you can get in the game can be combined into powerful combinations which will create a lot of variety in the combat that the first game sorely lacked. Another new addition is the hunting mechanic. Which sets off a pulse wave which highlights nearby targets and lets the player know if there is anybody nearby watching him, and if so, who is. Which will allow for a lot more versatility in gameplay.
Overall Prototype 2 is looking to be a very exciting sequel, keeping much of the same feel as the previous game but only adding to it to make it even better. Stay tuned for the game’s release which will be coming out for PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 come April 24.