Prototype 2 for Xbox PS3 Game Commercial

Song In Prototype 2 Commercial - Johnny Cash American IV

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Artist: Johnny Cash
Song: Hurt

Hurt - American IV: Man Comes Around

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Prototype Commercial Description

2012 commercial for the game Prototype 2 starts out with a man standing on the ledge of a building, you can see the city is in ruins with smoke coming from lots of buildings. He is holding a photo of a girl. He leans forward and falls from the ledge. As he is falling, we see flashbacks of him fighting in the army, of him holding a photo of his wife and daughter, a newspaper headline saying “Virus Infects New York”, and of him holding his dead wife and crying. When he lands, he creates a ripple in the ground, like a small earthquake. He gets up, and stands face to face with a man with swords for arms or something like that. They then run at each other and the scene cuts away.

Text On Screen Says

The power of revenge.

More About Artist & Song

I’m not going to go into too much of a bio on Johnny Cash, because I don’t know that there is much to say about him that hasn’t already been said. If you haven’t seen the movie about his life, Walk The Line, it’s definitely worth watching.

I remember this song from when I was a teenager. It was originally on the Nine Inch Nails album “The Downward Spiral“. Apparently when Trent Rezner was asked by producer Rick Rubin if Johnny Cash could use the song on his album, he was flattered but worried it would be corny. Once he saw the music video, it gave him goosebumps and his eyes welled up with tears, and also realized that this song was no longer his, but now it’s a Johnny Cash song, because it’s so moving.

Here is the music video for the song “Hurt”, sung by Johnny Cash. If you’ve never seen this music video before, prepare to possibly cry. It’s pretty moving.

Song Lyrics in Commercial

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

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