Prototype fans can now bridge the story between Prototype and the beginning of this year's Prototype 2 with Dark Horse Comics' new comic book series.
Prototype 2 is set to launch in April, so this new comic series looks to be the perfect lead-in after the epic conclusion that was the first game in Activision and Radical Entertainment's popular game series.
The first entry, “The Anchor,” illustrated by Paco Díaz, continues the story of Alex Mercer, the protagonist from the first game, while the second story, "The Survivors," illustrated by Chris Staggs, follows a small group of residents of New York trying to escape the city after it has been transformed into NYZ with the outbreak of the Blacklight virus.
The third and final story, illustrated by Victor Drujiniu, is "The Labyrinth" and provides fans a deeper look into the back story of Prototype 2’s new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller.
Each comic in the series will be available at Digital.Darkhorse.com every other week beginning February 15, 2012.
“We’re always looking for meaningful ways to expand the Prototype universe, and Dark Horse Comics is an industry-leading creative powerhouse delivering best-in-class graphic storytelling that integrates deeply to the core of our IP,” said Ken Rosman, Studio Head, Radical Entertainment. “With this partnership, our fans will finally be given answers to some dramatic loose ends from the first Prototype game, as well as the truth behind Alex Mercer’s descent and evolution into a twisted shadow of his former self for Prototype 2.”
Prototype 2 is set for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on April 24, 2012.