UPDATE 4.25pm: Activision has now formally announced the Prototype bundle with a press release and a European date for the PS4 edition - which curiously won't be available until next Wednesday, 22nd July.
Activision has shut down Radical Entertainment - the Vancouver-based studio behind the Prototype series.
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, new Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light DLC and PSP platformer Prinny 2 are among the highlights of the latest PlayStation Store update.
The new content, listed on the PlayStation Blog and reproduced in full below, also includes the last two Prince of Persia HD re-releases, new DLC for Assassins's Creed: Brotherhood, DJ Hero 2 and Joe Danger, as well as a bunch of pre-Christmas price cuts.
Slightly less festive, however, is the asking price for the original Prototype, which has just been added for £31.99. Word from the wise: Amazon is selling the Platinum Edition for £11.99.
Given the mixed reviews for the original Prototype, a sequel perhaps wasn't a foregone conclusion. However, once it sold two million copies, the recently announced follow-up became inevitable, developer Radical Entertainment has revealed.
"When Prototype surpassed 2MM units we knew gamers would want a sequel to find out what happens next with Alex Mercer," said Radical Entertainment boss Ken Rosman.
"The team here at Radical is sincerely grateful to the fans and we are laser focused on delivering an even bigger and better experience with Prototype 2!"
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.
The third in a series of teaser images for a zombie-related videogame set to be unveiled at the Spike Video Game Awards has hit the internet.
What's this Murder Your Maker game Activision has up its sleeve?
Prototype has unseated The Sims 3 at the top of the UK all-formats chart after its second week on sale.
The Sims 3 holds on to the UK All-Formats top spot for a second week, fending off shape-shifting newcomer Prototype at two.
Activision has advised US PlayStation 3 owners who buy Prototype that they may need to free up some space on their hard disk to overcome an installation bug.
Activision has told Eurogamer that body-morphing action game Prototype will launch in Europe on 12th June. Do not be fooled by the 5th June shipping date - that's just when it's sent out to retailers.
Activision has said body-morphing openworld game Prototype will be released this June.
The date was stamped on New York Comic-Con invitations, according to Joystiq, where attendees will be allowed hands-on time with the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 title. We're chasing Activision for clarification.
Prototype - developed by Radical Entertainment - was unveiled to the masses by Sierra back in 2007, and deemed valuable enough to remain on the Activision Blizzard roster post-merger.
New giants on the gaming block Activision Blizzard have confirmed that they'll be 'realigning staffing' at Vancouver-based developer Radical Entertainment.
Activision Blizzard has issued a new release schedule with several key titles conspicuously absent.
Sierra has confirmed its third-person open-world game Prototype has been delayed until next year.
Radical Entertainment's Chris Ansell has said online co-op could feature in future Prototype games - even though they abandoned plans to put it in the first one.
New best friends Sierra Entertainment and DC Comics have decided to make upcoming game Prototype into a comic book series.
Sierra Entertainment has told GamesIndustry.biz it isn't afraid to take more risks than other publishers and that it's ramping up development of new IP like Prototype and F.E.A.R.
Sierra Entertainment has confirmed to Eurogamer that it will be publishing Radical Entertainment's wonderfully violent new game called Prototype.
It puts you in the shoes of science experiment Alex Mercer, who ended up with super human abilities and now spends his time wandering around killing people. Justifiably angry, you might say.
With every person he kills, he absorbs their abilities, memories and appearance. The more he absorbs, the more powerful, knowledgeable and skilful he becomes - making him able to morph his body into a weapon or highly effective shield.