AU New Releases: Infamous: Second Son launches exclusively for PS4

Infamous: Second Son lights up the PS4 this week, while Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sneaks back to the end of the month.

This week sees the launch of the PlayStation 4-exclusive title, Infamous: Second Son. The game is the third entry in the Infamous series, following 2009's original Infamous and 2011's Infamous 2.

Infamous: Second Son will require a 24GB install. Fans concerned about the size of the download will be happy to know that the PS4 sports the Playgo feature, allowing gamers to start playing before downloads are complete.

Developer Sucker Punch has revealed that the game will not support user-generated content as Infamous 2 did. According to design director Chris Zimmerman, only 5 percent of users who finished Infamous 2 went on to publish a level.

Infamous: Second Son will be released on March 21.

Stealth-action title Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was slated for retail release this week, but the game's launch date has been reportedly pushed back to March 27. It is unknown whether this will affect the digital releases of the game.

The game will be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. For more details on games out this week, check out the full list below.

Zorine is an Associate Editor at GameSpot. You can follow her on Twitter @ztharli.

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classic_gaming
classic_gaming

you can use stealth only sometime but you have to go loud eventualy for big spots also #lordgoregore is an xbot whos jelous. Just play titanfall scince the second one is just going to be on ps4 anyways 

lordgoregore
lordgoregore

I know I'm probably the first to say this but .... I'm NOT IMPRESSED ! Not for it on PS4 . I thought it would look way better . The only thing that Makes me want to get this is that my System so far is a huge wast of money .

sedrikp39
sedrikp39

i searched for if you can do stealth in infamous second son then this article came out together with metal gear... with delsins powers its great for stealth.. just have a thing for stealth like in batman games.... pre-ordered second son... 3 days to go!!

SirFiddler
SirFiddler

i loved the first one, i didn't give the second one a chance after playing the , for me , abysmal demo and i really, really want this to be good. i will wait for the first reviews though. About time the "delaystation 4" shows what it's made for ...bring it on !


ghost59
ghost59

this better not be true!!!

marcuzgungeze10
marcuzgungeze10

A game that is only on next-gen PS4. A game with an actual story and objective. So much better than what the competition is putting out. Will be playing until Mario Kart 8 comes out.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

So sorry this game is not on shitbox one 720p...

phbz
phbz

I hope this rates well and finally Ps4 owners can abandon the internet and turn on their console. 

mattcake
mattcake

I predict an 8 - but watch those PS4s fly off the shelves if it's a 9. Then we will have an interesting sales month for Sony and MS.

semi74
semi74

Playing as a brooding EMO kid with a daddy crysis or smashing heads in my 5 meter monster robot, I know what I'm playing for the next weeks.


Watch this space for a generally negative review but a 9.5 score on gamespot

sampson3121
sampson3121

him what ruined star wars? what a loser! 

i love the way that talentless people who's only gift in life is to criticize another persons work, uses a totally unrelated story to bash it.

here to talk about second son, not Hayden Christensen's or Lucas's work..think he can do better, than make a fucking movie, and stop leeching off other peoples Genius!

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

infamous second son will sell so much cause it won't be out for pc (you know the hipster race the " its cheaper" but not actually cheaper then buying a console when you buy it from scratch race) not even for ps3 either meaning it literally is exclusive and an actually reason to get a ps4, unlike titanfall (which is not an exclusive) it will push people to buy a ps4 to get the game(if they really want it).

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

For Ground Zeros it doesn't seems like new game since there is many Twitch users streaming their gameplay right know .I will buy it for cheap downloadable version for it's small size.

warriors30
warriors30

I've never played an Infamous game before so I don't really know what to expect. It looks like an "emo kid" version of Prototype...and I had very mixed feelings about that game. 

I believe this game will sell like hotcakes since there aren't that many AAA titles on the PS4 (yet). 

gajbutler
gajbutler

The graphics look amazing for a console, it is what I expected games to look like for these new consoles, really fluid and crisp. However the gameplay just looks boring, just really repetitive and just nothing new, bored me so much watching 3 hours of it on IGN. It'll probably be a 7/10 game, good game for people who're into the series, but not an amazing mind blowing hit. 



RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@shinjuki  I personally like games with tones of action, but I like it retro and about mechanics mostly.


With that said, I'm one PS4 owner who has no interest in Second Sun. Go figure?

haze0986
haze0986

@shinjuki  how is something as successful as this franchise overhyped?

lilbrick
lilbrick

@shinjuki

It's very interesting to scroll through these comments and pay witness to your mass replies to those who have anything positive or even somewhat neutral to say about the console and or infamous. You're sending quite the influx of hate, entirely UNPROVOKED might I add. It's not as if anybody has challenged your opinions to make you hold such anger. By chance were you buttfucked by a PlayStation as a child? That would at least explain your inane comments. 

Speaking of "ACTION, ACTION, ACTION", It works pretty well when you're grinding up an abundance of zombies mindlessly in Dead Rising 3 no? Or would you like to tell me it's rich, engrossing story and equally engaging, ever-changing gameplay that revolutionizes this industry! ... You can't? And yet it's still a brilliantly fun game rated highly. You fall flat on your unhealthy, sexual obsession with your Xbox One I'm afraid. What ever happened to playing games because they were fun, regardless of the system they were on, rather than these days were you're out of pocket buying one console and put yourself unnecessarily out of the way to try and defend it's honour. It's for entertainment purposes. When it comes down to it, no matter what brilliant usage of vocabulary you have, it's just going to mean 

"MINES BETTER THAN URS BECAUSE..."
It's the inbred folk like you that make gaming so hateful!

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

@phbz  Ya not sure what you're talking about. I've been enjoying the hell out of AC4, Killzone, Tomb Raider, Outlast and Don't Starve. Am looking forward to SS too now. You do realize people can do multiple things now. :O They can play games, take 10 min to check the articles, respond and then get back to a game or whatever. Shit, some times I'm reading Game Informer as well, or whatever book am currently reading.

DariusMKN
DariusMKN

@phbz  They have games to play. They come here trolling only because they like to be annoying. Don't expect this to change with a good game released in their console of choice. Even Danny cant convice them to stop this mad trolling. I've given up trying to put some sense in people these days.

snaketus
snaketus

@phbz  I own PS4 and I have played games on it, weird isn't it and my PS3 is still working, have played on PC. Hmm..

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@phbz  errrmm dude we have 11 games on the ps4 to play, more then most xbone users. 

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@mattcake  Infamous games get an overall average of 8 on Metacritic. So I think a 7 if gameplay is essentially the same.


I predict critics will say gameplay is 'dated', but otherwise PS4's best exclusive so far.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@semi74  lets put that into better context shall we? emo kids with superpowers that can choose to kill many upon many people or repetitively killing bots over and over again with no actual resistance just to get a mech to repeat the first process.  yea my choice of games are REALLY that hard #rollseyes

FastRobby
FastRobby

@chadwick1343Infamous yess, but MGS? That's a scam, look what Examiner said about it:


I completed the first mission in just under 25 minutes. What I wasn't expecting was that I completed the game in its entirety. Yes, the game is a level long...

meedokicky
meedokicky

@warriors30 infamous is less destructive and gorish than Prototype, prettier and kind of slower paced.

I think if one loves parkour, free roaming and super powers then they won't be disappointed :) otherwise it may get boring for you.

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@warriors30 Actually, even though Infamous came out before Prototype (well, by a few weeks, so that's kinda unfair), Infamous is more polished, more varied, and simply has better writing and characters.  You really should give them a shot.

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

@warriors30  And cause there is no PC version,The 6 million gamers will put their eyes on this game.

bryanheir
bryanheir

You haven't seen much, they held back most of the good stuff. The 2 other powers. The dlc power. The third power is mind blowing and the super moves later in the game are epic. The story is very good and the motives of characters seem real. The graphics are out of this world and the game runs.smooth as butter. It is a marvel that this runs on a console. The combat is very engaging now with satisfying impact sounds and very fluid movements. Well worth your money

sampson3121
sampson3121

@gajbutler please name a game that isn't repetitive? i love it when people say a game is repetitive.

remember it  has a story that can be played through two different ways. titanfall repetitive?watching something and playing is not the same thing.

bryanheir
bryanheir

You're an.idiot, I'm getting the ps4 with this game. It is because of this game I am getting it now! When you see the game with.any objectivity at all you will understand why. But that's.probably alot to ask from someone like you....

marcuzgungeze10
marcuzgungeze10

@shinjuki @mattcake to bad Xbone had such a small community that EA had to release it on 360 and PC to cover their asses, despite MS shelling out cash. 

monkey279
monkey279

@shinjuki @neowarrior121  Oh yes Ryse was an amazing game. Titanfall is on pc along with garden warfare. But i guess DR 3 and Crimson Dragon are enough.

bryanheir
bryanheir

You mean xbone has titanfall............ The rest are pure manure! Titanfall only caters to the tween "I hate my father " crowd.

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

@FastRobby @chadwick1343  after the story is complete which takes 2 hours min the games completion is 9% so please read up before commenting and it's not like it's full price either.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@neowarrior121 Nice to hear you defend the PlayStation 4, great console. However most those games you mentioned don't give justice to the consoles hype & campaign of "This is for the Players". Resogun being the only PS4 exclusive on your list sadly.


After Strider I got Thief, and with that being a personal disappointment went back on PS3 (using the Dualshock 4 >:D).


Have high hopes for Shadow of the Beast, and Evil Within so least I also think the console will be worth its price tag in its near future. 


& can't wait what e3 shows, fingers crossed for a Dragon's Crown 2, Little Big Planet 3, God of War successor, & why not... Devil May Cry 5 (has been rumoured around gaming sites)


All that said, chin up.


Happy gaming