Radical Entertainment, developers of the upcoming Prototype 2, and Dark Horse Comics, publisher of gaming comics and graphic novels, have joined forces to create an all-new comic series set in the Prototype universe, with the game due out April 24 and the coming launching on February 15, 2012.
The all-new digital comic series will be broken into three original stories that bridge the gap between the original game and the sequel. The first entry, “The Anchor,” continues the story of Alex Mercer, the protagonist from the first game, while the second story, “The Survivors,” 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, “The Labyrinth,” provides fans a deeper look into the backstory of Prototype 2’s new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller. Each comic in the series will be available at here 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.”
“Sgt. James Heller’s heart wrenching backstory meshed with the sheer amount of over-the-top shape-shifting action in PROTOTYPE 2 lend themselves perfectly to a comic book series,” said Dave Marshall, Editor, Dark Horse Comics. “We worked extremely close with Radical Entertainment’s story team for PROTOTYPE 2, and can’t wait to visually walk fans through the many dark secrets strewn throughout the tattered world of New York Zero!”