Activision confirms EU and US release dates for Prototype

Wednesday, 8th April 2009 15:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Activision confirmed today that Radical’s open-world, shape-shifting action game, Prototype, will ship on June 5 and 9 in Europe and North America respectively.

The title has passed inspection without any cuts from the BBFC for an 18 rating (thanks, deftangel), while the ESRB has handed it an M for Mature. Did we expect anything less?

The official website has also been updated with new information and content, including a partial video of the game’s introduction.

It’s out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Press release is below.


Radical Entertainment’s shape-shifting phenomenon confirms North American and European ship dates, debuts new intro cinematic movie on official website

London, UK – 8th April, 2009 – No conspiracy here…we promise… Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) confirmed today that the long-awaited open-world action thriller video game PROTOTYPETM 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 website located at 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 BBFC with an expected “18” rating and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows® and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.




  1. Hunam

    Ah, at last, something on the 360 that I’m interested in. Been a slow slow year so far for me.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I’m pumped for this.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Hunam

    That would be a great statement if you didn’t happen to be the most excitable person on the internet.

    To me, it just looks like a great ‘fuck someone’s shit up’ game. Good for half an hour of mayhem or an evening of story.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Pfft. I’m not excitable. I’m just brimming with joie de vivre.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Need demo, please.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Robo_1

    Doesn’t that mean that both Prototype and inFamous launch within a week or so of each other? I mean they totally look cut from the same cloth.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    I’d say they were “competitive,” yes.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Hunam

    Just reminds me of the time Second Sight and Psi-Ops were released right next to each other. They both seem like unique games that would be great if released well apart from each other, but as it stands, you really have to make a choice, and I’m going with Prototype.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Panipal2005

    Apparently in Europe it won’t be available to buy until the 12th

    #9 6 years ago

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