Pre-release backstory videos for upcoming games are hit or miss, especially when they don’t feature much gameplay footage. Take this video, for example.

In what might be an attempt to offset turning a backstory into a history lesson, Radical Entertainment’s newest Prototype video features gory transformations, pickled babies, and even a nod to The Thing‘s famous alien cell takeover demo.

Probability of release date purchase: 90%

Prototype hits shelves on June 15th.