While other game publishers often turn to standard extras, like DLC and in-game items, to encourage players to place pre-orders early, Activision and GameStop have announced a unique pre-order promotion for Prototype 2, giving players a chance to “Get in the Game.” As the name of the implies, it's not just a few extra map packs that will be available to the general public for $4.99 two weeks after the game's launch - Activision and Radical Entertainment will be putting one lucky player in the game (as long as they meet the terms and conditions of the contest).
The fine print specifies that you must be over 18 and place your order through GameStop between now and September 1. Those who complete their order in time, will be allowed to enter a raffle to win a trip for two to Radical Entertainment's HQ in fabulous Vancouver. Once the winner (and their +1) arrive at the luxurious Canadian game studio, they'll “spend the day getting their face scanned into the game,” which shouldn't hurt at all.
Prototype 2 isn't due out until April of 2012, but Radical Entertainment will presumably need a few hours to figure out which character to stick the digital mug on and then several months to animate all of the possible gruesome deaths. You can go to GameStop to register for the contest.
Aug 10, 2011