Back in July, Microsoft released both Prototype and Prototype 2 on the Xbox One as part of a Prototype Biohazard Bundle. Both games had been remastered for current gen consoles and included all of their previous downloadable content but neither was made available individually. That changes today with both games now launching in the Xbox One store as separate titles. This is great news for those who have already played one of them on the Xbox 360 and have no interest in buying the same game again. Consumer choice is always a good thing.
Here’s the brief descriptions for both games. Each comes with their related DLC.
Prototype: Play as Alex Mercer, a genetically mutated shape-shifter with no memory of his past hell-bent on solving the mystery of his existence as he tears through a densely populated New York City moving with Parkour-style fluidity and consuming anybody that gets in his way.
Prototype 2: A devastating viral outbreak has claimed the lives of Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a Prototype. Powered by incredible new shapeshifting powers and abilities, you must hunt, kill and consume your way across the infected wasteland of New York Zero.
Both games are also still available in the Prototype Biohazard Bundle for those that are still wanting to grab both. It’s worth mentioning that despite the slight visual similarities, focus on a virus in the main story and the use of “biohazard” in the bundle title, the Prototype games have no connection to the popular Resident Evil franchise (known as “Biohazard” in Japan). The Prototype games are their own separate entity and feature a more modern style of gameplay with shapeshifting powers that can change gameplay for different situations and fluid parkour-style movement that allows the player to traverse the game’s environments both vertically and horizontally.
Are you playing either of these Prototype games on Xbox One? Is it a series worth investing in? Let others know in the comments below.