Time to take closer look at Prototype. The game is a third-person action title that taps into some of the zeitgeisty ideas like open cities and free-running, but it has a few idiosyncrasies attached too: your character is a killer shape-shifter called Alex Mercer. He's on the loose in contemporary New York City and he's taking people's identities from the DNA up. Prototype allows you to consume and then "be" almost anyone you encounter. It's a game of disguises, mutant violence, and sci-fi bio-weapons conspiracy.
After the jump Rock, Paper, Shotgun talks to the executive producer on the project, Tim Bennison, about what makes this game one of the more interesting action titles in 2008.