Alex Mercer. An innocuous name if ever there was one. But, according to developer Radical Entertainment, when he makes his debut in Prototype next summer he's going to emerge from the shadows of obscurity as one of gaming's "darkest anti-heroes" and the "ultimate ass-kicking machine." Games Radar like him already.
Games Radar: We wrote that Mercer was going to make Gears of Wars' Marcus Fenix look like Mickey Mouse. Do you think that's a reasonable analogy?
Prototype's producer, Max Belanger: Prototype is a fantasy in the sense that no one in real life can do the things that Alex can. Slicing people with a chainsaw [like Fenix], I think you could do that. It's believable. But seeing your tendrils come out of your body and suck someone's DNA - I dare anyone to try and do that in real life.