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New Prototype 2 Developer Diary Shows Off the Art of Combat





The fight is on, and in this latest developer diary for the upcoming Activision video game Prototype 2, we get to learn all about the art of combat and just how deadly the upcoming battle is likely to be. Check it out!

From the Press Release:
Radical Entertainment is extremely excited to release the latest video dev diary for PROTOTYPE 2, titled "The Art of Combat."

A fundamental focus for the design team is to ensure that the unique and fluid shape-shifting combat from the original PROTOTYPE is truly enhanced and sharpened to an all-new level for PROTOTYPE 2.

As Sgt. James Heller, players will be able to truly master combat while roaming through PROTOTYPE 2's open-world New York Zero (NYZ). New combat moves such as the Tactical Dodge allow players to jump over and avoid incoming enemy attacks and places them in the perfect position for an immediate counter attack. Our vicious dismemberment system allows players to cut off enemy arms and legs (and heads) which alters and slows down enemies, allowing players to get a better visual read on attacking foes, and thusly get out of the way. Heller's new Shield provides both offensive and defensive abilities allowing players to interrupt and stagger incoming enemy attacks, and additionally deflect incoming rockets right back to their sender, or off to other nearby enemies.

Performing a backflip over an incoming Brawler, then deflecting an RPG up to take out a looming attack chopper never felt so good!

PROTOTYPE 2 releases worldwide on April 24, 2012.

The sequel to Radical Entertainment's best-selling open-world action game of 2009, PROTOTYPE 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original PROTOTYPE and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. As the game's all-new infected protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, players will cut a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero (or more simply...NYZ) with unparalleled locomotion, building up a vast genetic arsenal of deadly, biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal - to kill...Alex...Mercer!

PROTOTYPE 2 is currently in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The game is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB, with an expected "M" (Mature - Content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) rating.

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