In late May 2009, Sony released Infamous, the critically acclaimed action adventure from Sony and second-party studio Sucker Punch. The game told the tale of Cole MacGrath, a lowly bike messenger who, after a bomb destroys much of his home city, gains superhuman abilities based on electricity. The game gave players a choice: Use Cole's powers for good to fight crime or crush the humans that seem puny compared to his powers.
Now, this summer, players will have the choice of continuing Cole's adventures. Sony announced today that the game will ship in North America on June 7. The PlayStation 3 exclusive will be available as a $60 stand-alone title or as part of a previously revealed $100 Hero Edition. The latter will come with an 8.5-inch Cole MacGrath statue, a sling pack modeled after Cole's own in-game gear, an Infamous mini comic from DC Comics, the official Infamous 2 Hero Edition Soundtrack, and a voucher code for unidentified in-game content.
Infamous 2 will see Cole leave the metropolis of Empire City and travel to New Marais, a city based on New Orleans. Along the way, he faces the same narrative duality of choosing to either help or hinder humankind. Once he arrives at his destination, he must face an evil entity simply called "The Beast."
For more on Infamous 2, check out GameSpot's latest preview of the game.