Prototype 2 release date in 2012. First trailer reveals plot

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Prototype 2 has been set for a 2012 release, according to the reveal trailer at today’s Spike Video Game Awards 2010.

Set in New York City, Sergeant James Heller will take over from the original game’s Alex Mercer, as the protagonist. It looks like he has a grudge against Alex for converting him into a genetically engineered shape shifter (like Alex was by the government). It’s unclear at this point why this happens.

One thing is clear though, the Infected, monsters created by a strange virus, are still overrunning cities and taking lives.

Murder Your Maker in the sequel to the infectious free-roam action game!

Here’s the Prototype 2 debut trailer.

Like the original, Prototype 2 will most likely be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.