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Prototype Revealed

clipboard01.jpgGamespot reports of Prototype, the next project by Radical Entertainment, the studio behind The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Revealed in the latest issue of Game Informer, the game will follow on from its precursor, featuring free-roaming destruction as an integral part of its workings. It follows the trials and tribulations of Alex Mercer, who has acquired superhuman abilities from a science experiment gone wrong.

Radical’s unique twist on the Grand Theft Auto style of play is that as Mercer kills people, he absorbs their memories, abilities, and appearance. As a result, players gain the ability to shapeshift into any one they’ve absorbed, and they also gain knowledge and skills. Absorbing dead foes and innocent bystanders alike also augments Mercer’s biomass, making him stronger and giving him the ability to morph his body into a weapon or harden his skin in defense.

Prototype will use Radical’s proprietary fourth-generation Titanium game engine. The game takes place in Manhattan, and depending on whether players employ brute force or stealth tactics in the game, the city either acts as a labyrinthine maze or becomes a decimated warzone.

The game, as per the article, will feature online two-player co-op, letting players use tag-team moves and powers. Prototype is headed for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime next year.

Scarface Gets '80s Soundtrack

Bring out the ’80s hairdos, clothes and music: VU Games announced that it has signed some of the biggest music artists from the era to headline the in-game soundtrack for Scarface: The World is Yours. Popular 1980s acts including Run DMC, Judas Priest and Johnny Cash will see their music appear in the game alongside the entire motion picture score by Giorgio Moroder and songs from the original motion picture soundtrack. It will also feature several tracks from some of today’s biggest artistes; details will be available at a later date.

In development at Radical Entertainment, the game will let players customize their music experience through a “Mix Tape” feature. “Throughout the development process we have focused on giving the player the power to choose their own in-game music experience, whether it be the Scarface purist that wants only the film score, the player that wants authentic music from the time period or the fan that craves the hottest tracks from today’s talent,” said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer for Vivendi Games. “We are able to offer this choice through our new ‘Mix Tape’ music mixer and an incredible lineup of 1980s and contemporary artists that are bringing their hits to the game. Generations of film fans and gamers will be able to create an experience that best suits their unique tastes.”

The in-game music will be playable all throughout the game, with a selection of songs available to the player from the start. More songs will have to be unlocked by completing various missions, or purchased through the game’s “Exotics Catalog,” which will allow players to purchase a vast array of items including d├ęcor for the mansion, rare vehicles, weaponry upgrades and more.

A partial list of music to be available in the game:

  • Debbie Harry – “Rush Rush” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Public Enemy – “Don’t Believe The Hype
  • Run DMC – “Sucker MCs”
  • Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
  • Rick James – “Super Freak”
  • Grandmaster Flash – “The Message”
  • Peter Tosh – “Steppin’ Razor”
  • Rick James – “Give It To Me Baby”
  • Beth Anderson – “Dance Dance Dance” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Burning Spear – “Social Living”
  • Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”
  • Johnny Cash – “I’m an Easy Rider”

Scarface: The World is Yours is tentatively scheduled to ship this Fall for PS2, Xbox and PC.