Radical Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics have announced a partnership which will see a series of three comics go live on the Dark Horse website for free from February 15th. The series, which will bridge the gap between Prototype and Prototype 2, begins with “The Anchor”, continuing the story of Prototype protagonist Alex Mercer, then continues with “The Survivors”, a short story following a small group of New York residents as they try to escape the forsaken city, and ends with “The Labyrinth”, introducing Prototype 2’s new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller.

“We’re always looking for meaningful ways to expand the Prototype universe, and Dark Horse Comics is an industry-leading creative powerhouse delivering best-in-class graphic storytelling that integrates deeply to the core of our IP,” said Ken Rosman, Studio Head at Radical Entertainment, the developers of Prototype 2. “With this partnership, our fans will finally be given answers to some dramatic loose ends from the first Prototype game, as well as the truth behind Alex Mercer’s descent and evolution into a twisted shadow of his former self for Prototype 2.”

Dave Marshall, Editor at Dark Horse Comics, also commented: “Sgt. James Heller’s heart wrenching backstory meshed with the sheer amount of over-the-top shape-shifting action in Prototype 2 lend themselves perfectly to a comic book series. We worked extremely close with Radical Entertainment’s story team for Prototype 2, and can’t wait to visually walk fans through the many dark secrets strewn throughout the tattered world of New York Zero!”

Prototype 2 is currently scheduled for launch on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in April. You can find the webcomic series on digital.darkhorse.com, where a new entry will be released every other week, starting from February 15th. You can also read more about Prototype 2 on the official website here, and on our dedicated game page here.