SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to keep the Blacklight viral outbreak from becoming a reality, Radical Entertainment confirmed today that it will release the ultimate in bio-outbreak control – PROTOTYPE® 2's Blackwatch Collector's Edition. Planned to launch April 24, 2012 from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), this highly limited quantity PROTOTYPE 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition will retail for $79.99 and contain:
- PROTOTYPE 2 RADNET Edition Content
- Free PROTOTYPE 2 DLC Pack #1 – Colossal Mayhem
- Official PROTOTYPE 2 Soundtrack CD
- Exclusive PROTOTYPE 2 Hardbound Art Book
- Dark Horse Digital Comic "PROTOTYPE: The Labrinth"
- 20% Discount Voucher at PROTOTYPE Merchandise Store
Check out the PROTOTYPE 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition trailer at: http://youtu.be/jjfkRp6LWl4
"When we initially began discussing the idea of creating a collector's edition for PROTOTYPE 2, we knew right off the bat that it would have to be something special for our most hardcore fans – the ones who finished the original game multiple times; those who constantly debate whether Mercer or Heller is the more badass character; the ones who are eagerly waiting to jump in feet first and experience all that PROTOTYPE 2 has to offer," said Ken Rosman, Studio Head, Radical Entertainment. "To indulge this audience, our Blackwatch Collector's Edition not only contains our recently announced RADNET content, but also includes our first paid DLC pack – Colossal Mayhem – due out in May, plus a voucher code to download Dark Horse's third and final PROTOTYPE 2 comic – The Labyrinth, as well as our amazing game soundtrack and art book, and 20% off at the PROTOTYPE merchandise store where you can pick from an assortment of PROTOTYPE 2 themed swag – all the accoutrement any hardcore P2 fan could want!"
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 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!
To find out more about PROTOTYPE 2, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/radical_ent and check out www.prototypegame.com for the latest trailers, screenshots, special promotions and more! And for the truly dedicated, go to www.facebook.com/prototype and join the PROTOTYPE Army – a community of over 380,000 (and growing) fans that receive constant updates from the team at Radical, and early sneak peeks at new information and assets.
PROTOTYPE 2 is being developed for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The game is rated "M" (Mature – Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language – content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) by the ESRB.
About Radical Entertainment
In September 2011, Radical Entertainment celebrated its 20th anniversary in the business of creating hit video games, including 2009's multi-million-unit-selling PROTOTYPE, The Simpsons Hit & Run, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Scarface: The World Is Yours and more. We treat our properties with the reverence they deserve and gamers demand, and the commitment to our partners and fans continues to set us apart. Our Vancouver-based studio allows Radical Entertainment to bring the talent, tools and technology together to create entertainment that captures the world's imagination. Owned by Activision Publishing, Inc, Radical is continually ranked as one of the best places to work in B.C, according to BC Business magazine and Watson Wyatt. In 2006-2008 MediaCorp Canada ranked Radical as a Top 100 Canadian Employer, Top 10 Canadian Employer for Young People, and Top 20 B.C. Employer. For more information, please visit www.radical.ca.
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