Infamous 2 arrives June 7

Superhero/antihero actioner to arrive exclusively on PlayStation 3 this summer; $100 Hero Edition revealed.

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.

Infamous 2 sees Cole MacGrath's electric powers recharged.

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.

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grogdestroya
grogdestroya

@packers91 I disagree, but not entirely I dont focus entirely on exclusives, I too have played games for all systems such as red dead redemption and assassin's creed. but for me it comes down to one system because my dad's not paying to get all three systems so the ability to choose which system to buy means that exclusive games comes into thought as a large part of my choice because if i buy the ps3 and not the wii i will get killzone2 and 3 and infamous and LBP but i will give up super smash bros brawl and Galaxy. its called opportunity cost. giving up something for something you like better so my decision to get a ps3 is largely due to the exclusive games

packers91
packers91

@grogdestroya Not really. Most exclusive games are garbage. Games that wow me are almost always multiplat. Sure the 360 has Halo and Fable, the ps3 has LBP and iNFAMOUS and the Wii has Galaxy and SSB. But the best games are the ones you can buy for any system: I need not name more than Assassin's Creed and Red Dead Redemption. People who focus only on exclusives are idiots.

grogdestroya
grogdestroya

@packers91 it does mean something, it means the ps3 has a lot of good exclusive games unlike some systems

grogdestroya
grogdestroya

the first onr was good, in fact it was great, probably one of my favorite games on the ps3 but this. This looks absolutely amazing. so much bigger and better. looks like song cooler super powers, better graphics and character design (I like the new cole) and the melee looks ten times better. I'm thoroughly excited now.

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

I know this game hasn't released yet and none of us actually played it but I wish that inFAMOUS 2 is not the end.....I wanna see inFAMOUS 3 in the later future...it would be sad to end it of so fast

SolidSnakeHAK
SolidSnakeHAK

The game looks amazing, can't wait to play it.

megaspiderweb09
megaspiderweb09

The improvements made from the first one to this one is really big

Savior4Life
Savior4Life

Really enjoyed the first one.... Looking forward to this.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Terminator95 I like how you've left that comment on every Playstation Exclusive :p You're going to have to type that a lot this year!

diabloNL11
diabloNL11

It looks really good, i'm gonna get this:D

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Good, it's been awhile since I enjoyed Infamous 2. I'm about due to reunite with Cole. All things considered, the only thing I'm not relishing is being stripped of all my awesome super powers and starting from the bare bones again.

Mitchell_1797
Mitchell_1797

well in australia that will be 108$ non hero edition

burns112233
burns112233

Well now I'm in the mood to play the first game all over again.

sieg6529
sieg6529

nice to see they returned to the angry potato more or less. I wasn't looking forward to playing as a backstreet boy.

madg23
madg23

hope this game is a direct sequel to the first one instead of having it a few years into the future where you dont really know what happened in that time, but the only thing to say is that i am pretty happy that its coming out in summer and i am contimplating on buying the hero edition.

deltamirage
deltamirage

I could do without that whole slow motion melee thing, but all in all I WANT THIS GAME! Also loving that Cole no longer looks like Tony Hawks Frat Brother.

tehcris
tehcris

I really want that Cole statue but $100 is just a little over my budget... Can't wait for the release

gangsterlax
gangsterlax

LOL 100 dollars for a game? That comes with real super powers right?

packers91
packers91

@terminator95 you say that like it means something

AnimeKen15
AnimeKen15

@mdg4 WOW i am having trouble finding words to describe you. You need to go to therapy if you get so angered over me saying this game sucks(which it does) loool I already explained why it sucks crappy missions weak and weak storyline DUH! Do me a favor find a rock and crawl under there and stay there for a looooooooooooooooong time.

aGiantSquirrel
aGiantSquirrel

I got quite addicted to the first infamous. That game was incredible. Looking forward to the second!

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

One of my favorite games. Infamous was the only game ever where I beat it and immediately started a new game as a good guy without turning the system off.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@LoganWesker, thanks. Enjoy your gaming experience as well.

plaintomato
plaintomato

@jshaas It wasn't the gameplay I didn't like. It was the whole attitude of the game, the "I'm a so cool bad-a mofo who doesn't give a f" concept of the main character, designed to appeal to thirteen year olds who don't know any better than to aspire to that same attitude. It was like a hybrid between Joe Camel and a sassy Bratz cartoon...meets junior high and electricity. I just couldn't escape that long enough to get into the game.

steelmouth
steelmouth

Honestly ms need to invest on exclusives sony is killing ms, all this studios that are closing down should be a great start on that direction so BUY EM MICROSOFT we all know you making a (animal waste product) load a of money

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Ditto ditto ditto with nearly every comment below. I am soooo happy to be a Playstation Owner this year. The graphics have been seriously revamped as well which is a major bonus. The first game was already brilliant, this just looks immense. p.s. Im glad they got rid of his 'hair growth' idea :p

GiRiSh1982
GiRiSh1982

awesome...let's hope they make it triology

Paladin_King
Paladin_King

Day 1 purchase for me, though I can't really bring myself to pay $100 for a game.

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

HOLY-CRAP!!! i just saw the video footage! this game looks CRAZY!!!! i am so getting this game! xD

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

AWESOME!!! i can't wait for this game, i absolutely LOVED the first one, so the 2nd is a must for me! :D

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

I am definitely getting the Hero Edition (EU) day ONE. I loved the first game, had an awesome story, greatest cliffhanger ending ever, and the best/most-efficient parkour/free-running system I've used. This game is going to be sick. The US box art is total crap compared to the EU one though. The only way the US one looks better is with evil cole.

sidious
sidious

Man, I want this. But my budget is tight this summer. Hopefully I can make it work.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

I hope the morality system is improved. Looking forward to it.

packers91
packers91

I hope it's better than the first one

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

I loved Infamous and plan to love this one, but I still can't get over how much of a douche Cole looks like. I wish I could hit him.

bluespire1
bluespire1

Fantastic!!! This will make another year for Sony's IP's with Killzone 3 and Uncharted 3,Resistance 3 and now Infamous 2 again Fantastic!!!

Echofoxz
Echofoxz

It better not release on E3 week

icekids
icekids

use weapons would be cool too :)

RonTorque
RonTorque

I loved the first game will definitely love this one.

LoganWesker
LoganWesker

@ Ex-DarkBlade You are correct! That is what makes all of this so fan! I do hope you enjoy Infamous 2...a great game is in the hands & minds of the player and we all know how priceless a truly great game experience can be! haha bring em on! I was taught CQC from The Boss herself!

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

@LoganWesker @AnimeKen15 I respect both of your opinions. I found the game to be different and unique. We gamers have different taste in games. Enjoy your day. Btw, LoganWesker, if you are referring Ezio as a fool in the hood, you better watch out. Because there are a lot Ezio fans that won't be happy about that comment.