Meet the Important Prototype 2 NPCs

By Rebecca Smith, 6 years ago
Since the beginning of this month, Activision has given us an insight into the two main characters in Alex Mercer and Sgt. James Heller. We've also met the two support characters: Dana Mercer and Father Guerra. Today, we get to meet two more of the important NPCs.

Colonel Rooks

Colonel Rooks believes that Blackwatch is the only defence against the biological attack on the United States. His loyalty and commitment to Blackwatch sees him assigned as the Blackwatch officer who is in charge of their operation within the three quarantine zones in New York Zero. Although he isn't in charge of Blackwatch itself, he has facilitated a variety of Blackwatch and Gentek initiatives that took advantage of the quarantine restrictions. These included attempts to weaponize the monsters that terrorize the human population and, as such, he is still Heller's main Blackwatch adversary.

Colonel Rooks Screenshot 1

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Rooks is tough and serious, but also quick-minded and enthusiastic. He occasionally seems thrilled about the positive developments in his operations and enraged about the negative ones. This has a way of making him appear younger and more impulsive than General Randall. His "weakness" — his family — makes him seem more human and "real" than every other Blackwatch ever encountered. That said, he is still thoroughly committed to Blackwatch's cause; in fact, his commitment to the concept of family is merely his interpretation of Blackwatch's mission.
Colonel Rooks Concept Art 2

Colonel Rooks Concept Art 1

Doctor Koenig

Doctor Koenig is Gentek's chief virologist. He oversees every major project at Gentek and know all of their darkest operation secrets.

Dr Koenig Screenshot 1

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Koenig is also a tottering, whiney old fool with a dose of mad scientist thrown in for good measure. When Heller is discovered to have been infected by Mercer, Koenig’s role in the grand scheme of Heller’s epic journey begins to unfold.
Dr Koenig Concept Art

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.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.