Infamous 2 confirmed

July cover for <i>Game Informer</i> teases first details on Sucker Punch-created open-world action game for PS3.

Infamous' strong commercial and critical performance appeared to be enough to assume that Sony would give Sucker Punch a chance to make good on the game's cliff-hanger ending with a sequel. That speculation was lent weight in April, when the publisher registered the telling URL Infamous2TheGame.com, a likely destination for new information on the anticipated open-world action adventure.

All that electricity has done strange things to Cole.

Surmise no longer, as the July cover issue of GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine has confirmed that Sucker Punch is at work on Infamous 2 for the PlayStation 3.

Though the magazine offered few specifics on what gamers can expect from the Sly Cooper developer's latest effort, it did offer a few generalizations. Hero (or antihero) Cole MacGrath has apparently been given a makeover, and Infamous 2 will also feature a new city where gamers can wield original powers against a new nemesis. Sony will likely have additional details about the game at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, which kicks off June 14.

The original Infamous told the story of bike messenger Cole MacGrath, who, after a massive explosion, wakes up with electricity-based superpowers. In the game, players make MacGrath either a savior or a scourge as he attempts to break a government-imposed quarantine of his city. Shortly after the game's release, reports emerged that Sony Pictures had entered negotiations with The Longest Yard screenwriter Sheldon Turner to adapt the game for the silver screen.

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detectivepbert
detectivepbert

Its my favorite PS3 exclusive although I have not played MGS4.

crossaxe
crossaxe

@x-2tha-z its fair enough to share your opinion on a game but not to say it was all bad when it clearly wasn't and I am no fanboy I would gladly defend infamous if it was on 360 and i would also gladly own a 360. I think it is a great platform but ps3 is much more suited to my needs

crossaxe
crossaxe

@SIR-RAMBO-ROCKS I know what you mean but you sometimes have to talk like a fanboy to beat a fanboy but ah I have killzone and even just the aust servers are flooded with mostly full 32 player matches

PUREPL7YA
PUREPL7YA

@Skull-Fire yeah! I sure do, and that means I also laugh at nearly everything else this generation so please don't take it to heart! It's nice to feel like you're being treated to games such as inFamous coming out with a sequel so very soon, but in the end it's really all about making more $$$

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

@PUREPL7YA You laugh at games with 'a 1 - 2 year lifespan'? On average, it takes maybe a few days or weeks to beat inFamous, depending on how much time you have. Sure, it has enough replay value to be played through twice but after a year or 2, there is nothing wrong with making a sequel. Its ridiculous to say otherwise. If a game is successful enough and they can make a worthy sequel, theres no reason not to.

PUREPL7YA
PUREPL7YA

Sequel time again already? inFamous up to bat you say? The first one not enough for you? A new character with a different story and additional powers sound interesting? You like the taste of this milk??? I laugh at games that have a 1-2 year lifespan....

deycallmefigo
deycallmefigo

I had three xbox consoles, two got RROD and one got banned :D I bought Halo and played it for exactly 3 minutes and threw the game away "it was a backup CD"... I felt like a bought a Wii game on a next gen console... never really liked it

freek33
freek33

metalkid9 Don't be so narrow minded and stupid

Voltaire3
Voltaire3

The first game is marvellous.

xzample77
xzample77

Hey there's Tom! Strangely he looks like similar to how I pictured him, in my mind, while listening to the Hotspot.

Gigawattblade
Gigawattblade

YES!!!! inFAMOUS FOREVER!!!!... But seriously, Cole looks like he got plastic surgery.

metalkid9
metalkid9

@ jakndaxter7223, I'm pretty sure any game is better than halo3

AIRWALKTDK666
AIRWALKTDK666

wonder if they will carry over data from the first one (i.e. finish 1st as evil cole=start sequal as evil cole?)

whispershade86
whispershade86

i loved infamous and i can't wait this new one has to offer, though i don't really like Cole's new looks, he looks more like something they pulled from champions online creation or something

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

Great news, loved the first game and was pleased to see it was such a big seller, glad the series is going to continue.

tahseen92
tahseen92

i like cole's new look. cant wait. i'll defenitely buy this game.

Elian2530
Elian2530

Dont be so quick to judge. The GameInformer cover of Cole is "artwork" not a representation of in-game character model. Check out the GI scans of in-game footage screenshots. Cole looks nothing like the artwork on the GI cover. Huge sigh of relief! But he also looks nothing like Cole in the first inFamous. Weird...

The__MCP
The__MCP

One of those franchises that remembers fun gameplay is the key to success. Can't wait for the sequel. I wish marvel and dc would borrow this engine for their superhero titles.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

I would perfer a new console for this game. I would want sucker puch to work on new IP. There are plenty of sequales too many infact. I am looking foward to some games that I have not gotten to yet and some new games that are comming out.

Ares360
Ares360

Already knew this game was slated for 2011 why's that a surprise along with Resistance 3 and Killzone 3 your a little late gamespot

id_poke_him
id_poke_him

Um... I think Cole looks pretty hot myself. I loved the first one, looking forward to number 2. Hopefully they improve on some things though.

daveg1
daveg1

the first game can be had in the bargin bin for 12 pound think il check it out..

lampshade820
lampshade820

Wow. New Cole looks absolutely horrible. I loved the first game, even though there were a lot of flaws, and I hope Infamous 2 fixes them, but the original Cole was fine. This new one looks like he crawled out of a Twilight book.

Ropiplup
Ropiplup

I cant wait for this!!!!

Ropiplup
Ropiplup

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x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

@crossaxe I own all current gen consoles, except for the DS, and I own a powerful gaming PC. I'm no fanboy. I'm just being honest. That's the way I felt about inFamous. And I thought Halo 3 was better than Killzone 2. Halo 3 has better campaign and online.

PS3gamer890
PS3gamer890

just cant believe that they are changing how Cole looks like

PS3gamer890
PS3gamer890

I knew there would be an infamous...latter on there will be also resistance 3

LtShade
LtShade

yes yes yes i loved the first one cant wait for number 2

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

he looks like he put on some weight...also gonna miss the badass look he had. now i think he will still look 'heroic' even if i want him to be evil still looking forward to it anyways

bigboss894
bigboss894

Isn't this just an starting artwork? He doesn't have to look like that in the finall game. BTW it says on homepage-most popular, that InFamous is a puzzle game xD.

WeskerLogan
WeskerLogan

infamous one was awul imo..unoriginal junk.

HBC14
HBC14

This looks really bad... Sony is taking an HUGE risk by changing Cole. The fans may not like. My hopes for this one is that Infamous 2 becomes an awesome evolution of infamous, something like Uncharted1/2. And I want to play online...

ps3freek
ps3freek

@newhighscore same here bro they said that cole is getting a new voice actor i say iam afraid that sucker punch is goig to spoil this one

Doolum
Doolum

i guess its safe to say i am looking forward to this.

newhighscore
newhighscore

Not really feelin the "new" look of cole. for one he looks younger, and more innocent. which makes ZERO sense. Also since its a sequel, he should have most of his powers off the rip. Plz dont act like the powers are new to us in this one and dont do something lame like have a villain that can drain you of your powers.

kevorksalloum
kevorksalloum

How come he has electricity flowing trough him , and when he jumps in the water he dies.

kevorksalloum
kevorksalloum

I hope they tried to do have better cutscenes , but it had a really nice story and the gameplay was great

patejl
patejl

This game is a PS3 exclusive so those of you hoping for a 360 version are going to have to get a PS3 or find a friend that has one.

SithLordVenom
SithLordVenom

He takes a bath with electricity....duh. Zap that dirt, bacteria, and anything else right off of him. Fun game btw. i love this one and prototype....I am a sucker for super hero games.

fistfightsg
fistfightsg

Question. So can Cole take a shower now?

PHOENIX1617
PHOENIX1617

I hope that the electricity at the beginning will be yellow and then will become blue if u are good and red if evil

LpKing
LpKing

I've been looking forward to the sequel since i finished the first one ! but, Cole's new look kinda looks like a 'Drake' (from uncharted) knock off .. his original look was just fine -_-

howie1926
howie1926

Can we make it for the 360 also so I don't have to blow my money on a PS3?

sonicare
sonicare

If it's as good as the first, then this will be a great game.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

i hate the new coles look , the original looked so much better , please fix that @ devs