With the release of Prototype 2 creeping closer, you can now brush up on your knowledge of the game with some exclusive information and assets on the game’s major characters. This time, the lead character from the first game, Alex Mercer is under the spotlight.
In Prototype 1, Mercer was a scientist working at Gentek (the scientific arm of Blackwatch working on the Blacklight virus). When rumours of leaks concerning Blacklight began, Blackwatch decided to close the project and ordered that all the staff were killed. In revenge, Mercer stole a sample of the virus and ran away. He was eventually captured by Blackwatch soldiers but rather than give himself up, he smashed the viral which then released the virus causing chaos. Mercer was then shot and presumed dead.
But, unbeknown to Blackwatch, Mercer was infected with virus which granted him super human abilities which enabled him to later save the city from the virus and defeating Blackwatch. Though he saved the city, Mercer is no hero, killing innocent people and showing no remorse.
Mercer’s presence hangs over Prototype 2 with new protagonist, James Heller, sighting him as the reason for his family’s death and Mercer will stop at nothing to track him down. Find out if he’s successful in April.
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