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Pre-order Prototype 2 and you could appear in the game

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

9 comments

  • MetaSyke - August 15, 2011 5:26 a.m.

    INteresting incentive, though Prototype wasn't tops on my list of favorite games. Now, if something like this was done with Mass Effect 3 or Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, I'd be all over it like a dirty shirt. :3
  • Nano1124 - August 11, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    LOL at Bonefox and onetimebuster.My thought exactly.
  • Bonefox - August 11, 2011 6 a.m.

    I think for the picture above they should of had heller stabbing the thing that says "this could be you!" with the scythe arm
  • CommandantOreo - August 11, 2011 5:18 a.m.

    Pre order through Game stop? Fuck Game stop. Fuck it. Not to mention there isn't one within a thousand miles where I live.(I am canadian)
  • chilarome - August 11, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    Seems very interesting... doubt I would win.
  • inkyspot - August 11, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    Straight up though, that's not a cool pre-order incentive.
  • inkyspot - August 11, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    I hope I;m the one that gets to rip off the arm of Alec Mercer if I win, Then finish him by stomping him to atoms. I will be getting this game though, had fun with the last one.
  • onetimebuster - August 10, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    Im guessing if you win you will be a person on the streets who gets killed every 3 seconds.
  • Zepaw - August 10, 2011 9:56 p.m.

    Nothing to buy a game over but it is a fun incentive.

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