Prototype dated

Arriving a little earlier than previously thought

Activision's slapped a firm June 12 European release date on open world action title Prototype.

That's a few weeks earlier than retailer listings previously suggested, which is nice.

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"Prototype lets gamers feel the power of being the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. You are the Prototype: Alex Mercer - a genetically mutated man without memory, armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting to discover what created you and determined to make those responsible pay," says the publisher.

"As Alex, gamers tear through a densely populated contemporary New York City moving with Parkour-style fluidity, consuming anybody that gets in their way...assuming their physical form, memories and abilities. Fueled by a three-way war between Alex, the Blackwatch (military) and a viral outbreak known as the Infected, players venture into a deep, dark conspiracy 40 years in the making."