Activision is promoting Prototype 2 with a tie-in iOS game, released ... several months before Prototype 2. Protoslice is a puzzle game from Twitchgames, based on its game Slice, in which you move a bunch of James Heller's Blade Arms out of the way of on-screen buttons.

If you accidentally touch the sharp parts of any of the blades, you'll be sliced! Hence the clever name. Protoslice is out now, for a price appropriate for its promotional nature: nothing. So there's no reason not to check it out -- especially if you want something Prototype-y to do between now and April. Unless you're sensitive to images of you getting sliced, in which case you probably weren't going to check out Prototype 2, either.
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Fans curious to see just how sharp Sgt. James Heller's Blade Arm really is are in for a treat as Radical Entertainment launches PROTOSLICE™ - a 100% free PROTOTYPE-themed iOS game. Created in collaboration with TwitchGames - the creators of Slice HD - PROTOSLICE utilizes Sgt. James Heller's deadly Blade Arm to bring this visceral scare puzzler to life as players work their way through a plethora of levels each more challenging then the last. PROTOSLICE is available on the App StoreSM starting today for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® devices.

The sequel to Radical Entertainment's best-selling open-world action game of 2009, PROTOTYPE 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original PROTOTYPE and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. As the game's all-new infected protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, players will cut a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero (or more simply...NYZ) with unparalleled locomotion, building up a vast genetic arsenal of deadly, biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal - to kill...Alex...Mercer!

PROTOTYPE 2 will be released on April 24, 2012 on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The game is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB, with an expected "M" (Mature - Content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) rating.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Prototype.

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