Prototype 2 looks like a dead cert for a Spike Video Game Awards reveal after flashes of footage of the original game popped up on viral website Murderyourmaker.com.
It is the latest in a series of teasers for the openworld superhero sequel that began with the launch of the Murderyourmaker website last month.
The plot thickened when the third of three zombie-related VGA images found its way onto the internet.
Prototype, made by Radical Entertainment and released in June 2009, tells the story of Alex Mercer, a man who has super powers - and can consume people. He doesn't know why, but sets about regaining his memory and getting answers after waking up in a morgue. The plot then goes bonkers, but suffice to say the door was left open for a sequel.
Expect fireworks on 11th December 2010 at the Spike TV Video Game Awards.