Radical Entertainment has announced that they have teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to create a new comic set in the Prototype universe. The three part digital comic series will tell original stories furthering the story of Alex Mercer, talking about survivors trying to escape New York, and giving background on Prototype 2‘s new protagonist Sgt. James Heller and will release 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.”
“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!”