Last week we met the two main characters
. Alex Mercer returns from the game's predecessor, Prototype (Xbox 360)
, but has a different role this time around. His previous role, and the role that players will be taking, is now filled by Sgt. James Heller. However, both characters will have key allies to help them follow their motives, whatever they may be. IGN
got their hands on the profiles of the two main supporting characters:Dana Mercer
Dana is Alex Mercer's sister and is one of only two people for which he has ever shown affection. She helped him with his investigations into his former employer, Gentek, as well as keeping tabs on the antics of Blackwatch. She still remains loyal to her brother, but her whereabouts since the Blacklight virus hit New York are currently unknown.
Dana is a kind hearted, affectionate and honest person. She seems to accept her closest allies without any intrinsic suspicion or fear. She sometimes shows fear, but it quickly evaporates when she gets down to her work. This can make her appear detached from her environment and its inherent dangers. She is so caring, honest and encouraging with her allies that she sometimes seems motherly. She also has an unusual set of technical and pseudo-scientific skills -- computer hacking, network design, surveillance, and an above-average understanding of genetics and virology -- all presumably learned from DIY sources. She is incredibly industrious and clever, and seems to have her fingers in a lot of pies.Father Guerra
Father Guerra is James Heller's ally in his investigations. He is a devout catholic priest who lives in his cathedral in the Yellow zone of New York Zero.
When the populace became aware of Blackwatch's atrocities in the Yellow Zone, Father Guerra banded up with others and started an NYZ resistance movement. This resistance was responsible for rescuing citizens from Gentek testing, stealing information from Blackwatch computer networks and spreading anti-Blackwatch information.
Father Guerra, horrified by the atrocities he'd witnessed and frustrated by his failure to prevent them, quit the resistance and boarded himself up inside his church.
Guerra will always fight evil, but will also always provide charity and faith for the needy. His main concern is for Heller's safety and wellbeing.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