You know what sold me on the original Prototype? Protagonist Alex Mercer leaping onto a helicopter and punching his way inside. I'm sure Prototype 2's James Heller is a compelling new hero, but what about the whirlybirds? Ah yes, here they are.

Radical Entertainment and Activision, keen on the importance of proper helicopter destruction and hijacking to the game's success, have released a selection of screens and a pair of videos demonstrating how Heller will interact with the game's true starts.

Explosively, it seems, is the order of the day. That's just fine.

Prototype 2 is due out April 24 in North America. I'm holding out for helicopter action figures.

The Real Stars of Prototype 2 Have Spinning Blades on Their HeadsS

The Real Stars of Prototype 2 Have Spinning Blades on Their HeadsS

The Real Stars of Prototype 2 Have Spinning Blades on Their HeadsS

The Real Stars of Prototype 2 Have Spinning Blades on Their HeadsS

The Real Stars of Prototype 2 Have Spinning Blades on Their HeadsS

The Real Stars of Prototype 2 Have Spinning Blades on Their HeadsS