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Prototype Gets Dated

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Prototype now has an official release date. This will be a day one purchase for myself. It looks like it will be the sleeper hit of the year. Here’s the full release info from Activision:

ACTIVISION CONFIRMS PROTOTYPE* LAUNCH TIMING

Radical Entertainment’s Shape-Shifting Phenomenon

Confirms North American and European Ship Dates,

Debuts New Intro Cinematic Movie on Official Web Site

Santa Monica, CA – April 8, 2009 – No conspiracy here…we promise… Activision
Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI ) confirmed today that
the long-awaited open-world action thriller video game PROTOTYPE* will ship in
European territories on June 5 and to North American retailers on June 9, arriving
in stores shortly thereafter. Fans of the infamous Alex Mercer should also be sure
to check out the newly updated official game web site located at
www.prototypegame.com to gain access and view newly
added game information and content, including the first half of PROTOTYPE’s must-see
intro cinematic.

PROTOTYPE lets gamers feel the power of being the ultimate shape-shifting weapon.
You are the PROTOTYPE: Alex Mercer – a genetically mutated man without memory,
armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting to discover what created you
and determined to make those responsible pay. As Alex, gamers tear through a
densely populated contemporary New York City moving with Parkour-style fluidity,
consuming anybody that gets in their way…assuming their physical form, memories and
abilities. Fueled by a three-way war between Alex, the Blackwatch (military) and a
viral outbreak known as the Infected, players venture into a deep, dark conspiracy
40 years in the making!

PROTOTYPE is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB with an expected “M”
rating (Mature – Content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) and will be
available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,
Games for Windows® and PLAYSTATION*3 computer entertainment system.

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