Meet the Prototype 2 Main Characters

Meet the Prototype 2 Main Characters

Heroes or villains?

Written by punkyliar on 31 March 12 at 13:40

http://www.trueachievements.com/Prototype-2-xbox-360.htm is set in an open-world post-apocalyptic New York, known as New York Zero; a city struggling to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Blacklight virus. There is only one person responsible for the outbreak of this virus: Alex Mercer, the protagonist from Prototype.

Alex Mercer screenshot 1

Alex Mercer screenshot 3


Alex Mercer was a brilliant scientist who worked for Gentek prior to the initial Blacklight viral outbreak in NYC. He worked directly on the Blacklight virus, increasing its deadliness by 1000%. When news-leaks threatened the security of their work, Blackwatch closed the Blacklight project and ordered the entire staff killed. Mercer stole a sample of the virus and escaped but was later cornered at Penn Station in NYC. Rather than surrender, Mercer smashed the vial. The Blackwatch soldiers gunned him down and he was pronounced dead.

Mercer's body was infected with the stolen virus and was soon reanimated, albeit with complete amnesia. The Blacklight virus granted him super human abilities. He worked to discover his past and later saved the city by defeating Elizabeth Green and foiling Blackwatch's attempt to nuke the city and its citizens. Afterwards, he left NYC and observed humanity, pondering his own status amongst them.
Alex Mercer Concept Art

Alex Mercer Power Blade


Mercer's plans for the Blacklight virus are personal to him and he does not seem to care about the human cost of those plans. He has killed and infected innocent people without a care. The only people for whom he has ever shown affection were his sister, Dana, and his ex-girlfriend Karen Parker. He later killed Parker after she betrayed him to Blackwatch.

Alex Mercer screenshot 2


Is Mercer a hero or is he a villain? This will only become apparent when players can finally get their hands on the game. What is certain is that players will not be assuming the role of Mercer. Instead, players will take on the role of Sgt. James Heller.

James Heller


Sgt. James Heller was a US military soldier who lived in NYZ during the first Blacklight viral outbreak and was stationed in the Middle East during the second outbreak. His wife, Colette, and daughter, Maya, were caught in the initial outbreak and killed. Since Blackwatch was claiming that Alex Mercer caused the outbreak, Heller signed up for a patrol in the infected Red Zone, hoping for a chance to murder Mercer and avenge his beloved family.

Heller has military training. Before he lost his family, Heller had a joyful life. His relationships with Colette and Amaya were close and loving. When they were killed, Heller was a man transformed: he grew grim, rude, and impatient — a dark mirror of his earlier personality. Even so, he is kinder and more sympathetic than Alex Mercer. Heller's goals rarely or even convincingly exceed his own personal desires.
There is one problem though. When Heller finally manages to corner Mercer, the latter's superpowers mean that Heller is completely overwhelmed. Mercer injects Heller with the virus, but his reasons for this are currently unknown.

James Heller Concept Art 1

James Heller Concept Art 2

James Heller Concept Art 3

James Heller Concept Art 4

James Heller Concept Art 5


Heller also now has superpowers, and one of these has been adapted for an exclusive pre-order bonus for North American players who purchase the game at GameStop in the US or EB Games in Canada. The Bio-Bomb Butt Kicker is a new take on one of the new viral-powered abilities: the Bio-Bomb. Ken Rosman, Studio Head at Radical Entertainment, explains more:

Butt Kicker is a fun twist on Heller’s already over-the-top new Bio-Bomb ability. Rather than just throwing enemies once Heller has infected them with the Blacklight virus; Butt Kicker allows Heller to drop-kick punt them across the map, turning enemies into projectiles that rain down devastation from above.Other pre-order bonuses are yet to be confirmed. Prototype 2 is due to be released on April 24th, 2012 in North America and April 27th in Europe. A release date is yet to be confirmed for Australasia. If you'd like to see more coverage of this game, you can find all of the trailers, screenshots and information roundups here.
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LuckoftheMoose - White Noise Online - Indie Game - 80msp, really awesome game!
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 14:34
Alot of that concept art looks really cool. Was the first game any good? Is it worth getting? It seemed like many people enjoyed it.
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 14:39
i didnt like first game, and second looks like first so... i will pass :/
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 14:43
I loved the first. This'll make a great rental as well!
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 14:49
Cant wait for this game, loved the first one!
Posted on 07 January 12 at 15:26
LuckoftheMoose said:Alot of that concept art looks really cool. Was the first game any good? Is it worth getting? It seemed like many people enjoyed it.The first game was cool for the first couple hours and that was about it. It was more repetitive than the first assassins creed.
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 15:33
LuckoftheMoose said:Alot of that concept art looks really cool. Was the first game any good? Is it worth getting? It seemed like many people enjoyed it.It's a hack'n'slash sandbox game, so there is alot of repetitive combat but if you like that sort of thing then good news, because the game has lots of it :D I' recommend it only to the type of people who regularly enjoy B-grade games
Posted on 07 January 12 at 16:12
those who hate prototype is because they can't beat the platinum challenges ;)
I don't love it and i don't hate it, that's all
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 17:07
LuckoftheMoose said:Alot of that concept art looks really cool. Was the first game any good? Is it worth getting? It seemed like many people enjoyed it.The game is fun to play, when you need something that's just kill with no story (story is very bland). Can keep you distracted for an afternoon, but if you go for achievements, this can frustrate you a bit.

Because of this, I'm on the fence about getting P2. Looks like a massive improvement over the first, so I'm intrigued. I might do P2 the way I'm doing Lost Planet 2. Play the game on a second account, since the game's achievements are ridiculous.
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 17:18
Huh... I had no problem with the game like you guys. Sure, a few of the platinum challenges were hard, but it's still a great game to me! There was just something about it that felt good slaughtering everything in your path, and the story might have been a little predictable at times, but was definitely not crap, especially if you find all of the web of intrigue. It gets really interesting.

I will wait for price drops, but I'm still looking forward to the game.
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 18:06
Yeah if your a completionist you will hate the game. If you just go for 400 - 500 gamerscore you won't be frustrated by the challenges.
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 18:18
Heller always sounds like a whiner in the videos. He'd better not be annoying for the whole game.
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 18:26
Seems better then the original from what they have shown
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 19:44
Never played the first but I'm willing to give this one a shot.
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Really nice custom !!
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 21:25
Have just started Prototype and must say it's pretty cool although the Pt medals will no doubt find challenging. I'll be looking out for P 2 in the future, keen to see what Mercer has in store with the Blacklight virus.
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Posted on 07 January 12 at 23:47
The first one was super stressful for me, but enjoyable.. if the freakin military would stop KILLING ME, damn. I need to go back and 1,000gs though
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Posted on 08 January 12 at 04:17
I thought the first game was pretty good. I'll probably get this one.
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Posted on 08 January 12 at 06:39
gamerguy45 said:Yeah if your a completionist you will hate the game. If you just go for 400 - 500 gamerscore you won't be frustrated by the challenges.Is your gamer picture the AVGN?
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Posted on 08 January 12 at 22:59
Yeah this game is pretty sweet if you just want to enjoy it for the destruction, that's what made Just Cause 2 a blast for me, story wise I give it 3.5/5.