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Prototype 2's New Leading Man Celebrates Least Cheery Xmas Ever

by Phil Kollar on Dec 20, 2010 at 02:00 PM

Prototype main character Alex Mercer wasn't exactly the most friendly guy in New York City, but I'm starting to get the feeling that the sequel's new protagonist, James Heller, may not be much more pleasant.

Activision sent out the holiday card above to my e-mail. Between the various fliers and posters covering Heller's wall to his, uh, "extensive" naughty list, I suspect this virus-infected anti-hero only wants one thing for Christmas -- and it's not his two front teeth.

Also, note the not-so-subtle crossing out of "Family" on the card -- a nod to the death of Heller's family that apparently sends him on the trail for Mercer in the upcoming game. And you thought that yearly trip to grandma's made for a rough holiday season!