Infamous 2 gets $100 Hero edition - Retail Radar

Yanked Amazon listing lists collector's edition as launching May 24 with Cole MacGrath statue, replica messenger bag, in-game content, and more.

Infamous was all about making tough choices, and it looks like Sony wants to present fans of the upcoming PlayStation 3 sequel with a real doozy right up front. As reported by the Examiner, Amazon.com recently posted (and subsequently pulled) a product page for a premium edition of Infamous 2 packed with extras.

So will there be a Villain Edition as well?

According to a Google cache look at the listing, the $100 Hero Edition of Infamous 2 will launch May 24 and feature an 8.5-inch Cole MacGrath statue as its signature schwag. That's by no means going to be the only bonus in the box, as the Hero Edition will also include a replica of MacGrath's bike messenger bag, a voucher good to download in-game powers and skins, a soundtrack and a mini copy of the first issue of DC Comics' take on Infamous.

Infamous 2 features a new look Cole MacGrath and a new environment in the New Orleans-inspired New Marais, but players will still find some familiar facets in the game. MacGrath will once again use his electricity-based superpowers to navigate the city streets and rooftops, regularly making moral (or immoral) decisions that shape both himself and the world he inhabits.

For more on Infamous 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

I wonder if the OST will this time have the band "If These Trees Could Talk" and their song "Malabar Front" (the song in the inFamous 1 music video). Fits the mood of the game perfectly :D

Wula_
Wula_

kinda meh. And I have gotten tired of buying special editions. Unless they are cheaper to buy then regular versions. Like the Halo Reach Legendary edition at cosco for $60

altjay88
altjay88

people have already said this, but i fully agree. 'special' additions now, are generaly pointless and only get people suckered in and hyped up for something that if you wait, you usually can get later. talking about the skins anyway. i love infamous...but not enough to want a statue of it. and honestly the price tag is a bit high. kids can't afford that, and most adults won't want that. bit of a fail on their part pricing that one, in my opinion. though...i do want a original Cole skin to play with. I'm one of the people who's only real issue with this game so far is just the HUGE character change. I hate it. if there is a skin to play as original cole, maybe only SLIGHTLY different outfit i'll consider it, but not for 100 bucks. maybe a extra 10 or 15 tops. the soundtrack and comic will be a easy find on amazon a month or two after its out, and most likely way cheaper then 100bucks. so..i might get those, i'm from the comic book days so that has some interest for me. otherwise, this game may be on my 'look for used 3 months after release' list. but i will get this game, sooner or later.

Ares360
Ares360

Still want to hear about a U3 collectors edition

MusashiSensi
MusashiSensi

YES! This will be the first time I actually buy a special edition.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

I cant wait to control cole the mcgarth!!

HaloOverrated
HaloOverrated

Who cares about any of this extra crap? All we want is THE GAME, LOL.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@gnbfd "Schwag" is low quality weed. "Swag" is an acronym for Stuff We All Get, generally used when you go to an event where they give out t-shirts, hats, tote-bags and the like. In this case, swag sort of works, as it would be the swag given to all those who buy the hero edition (but at the same time, doesn't really work because not everyone who buys infamous 2 gets that stuff). They probably should have gone with a safer word like goodies, or bonuses. Also @Gelugon_baat narcotics are processed opium derivatives like morphine or heroine, schwag is a weed term and marijuana is not a narcotic.

Ratchet_Fan8
Ratchet_Fan8

Not worth it.All those Editions to each and every game is freaking useless. Who cares about a statue?bike messenger bag...em.. cool..but,do we need it? we can just go to Adidas/Nike Shop and get a much more high quality bag. Voucher will be just DLC in 6 months

Torque203
Torque203

@lowkey254 id like the jacket too, but um its coming out in may. it be kinda to hot for a jacket. A bag is just perfect for the summer

Fz1994
Fz1994

0.o I loved 1 and got the platinum but im going to wait till this goes on discount

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Well it's not my cup of tea but I suppose some people may want it. I guess it depends how much of a fan you are. I don't think I ever intend to buy these packs, solely for the reason that I buy the game to play the game.. nothing else.

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

Now that the PS3 has been hacked I'm not going to buy a limited edition game, the codes used to give free DLC are going to be useless because hackers now have the means to write PSN code generators (just like PC software keygens).

Pete5506
Pete5506

I just want the game, I'll put that 40$ I save towards another game

kuruppath
kuruppath

Meh....just gettin the "normal" edition....unlike the past now "normal" has to be in quotes

ZombiePhoenix72
ZombiePhoenix72

I'd better finish the first one. But I'd only get the Hero edition depending on the in-game content.

Jake518
Jake518

I'm enjoying the first one so I can't wait to see what these come up with for the next one!

Dr_Jackal
Dr_Jackal

I don't think I'll be getting the Hero's edition but it is compelling.

metalkid9
metalkid9

@xxxKONVICTEDxxx, open your eyes and read the review, then you'll see why the PS3 version is rated higher. Don't call gamespot "PS3 fanboys" when you're not very bright in the first place.

drumma1
drumma1

DC is going to make a comic series of it? Could be interesting...

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

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scorpgul
scorpgul

Total waste of money although I like Infamous. Only collector's edition I might get is Skyrim if they make one

Kid_Black_Star
Kid_Black_Star

O__O HIS BAG WITH THE SLY STICKER ON IT!!! HELLZ YEA! WORTH THE 100! :twisted:

IcyBlaze_XZ
IcyBlaze_XZ

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IcyBlaze_XZ
IcyBlaze_XZ

"Wow some of you sony fanboys are pathetic and hilarious. Being blindly biased towards your system yet calling out other sites and users here as being biased towards another system that they don't have. That's why you become a multiplatform owner, folks, that's what all non-fanboys do. that, or show a little common sense and courtesy when it comes to your comments." Of course this post would get voted down. I know the truth hurts, fanboys, but show some decency/respect and realize all the consoles are good and no evil site is out to ruin your favorite console's good name.

Musashi920
Musashi920

inFamous was the first big exclusive for the PS3 that I played and thoroughly loved. Ever since I beat the game I have been waiting for the sequel. For most other games the price hike in exchange for the bonus material was not worth it. But for this I might just shell out the extra cash.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

I've been getting into collector editions for some time now. I might just get this one in collectors edition. The bag seems very tempting.

brownboyd
brownboyd

I am just gonna be getting the regular edition as usual... dont really care for special editions... waste of money..... just need the game and play it.....

Hammstray
Hammstray

This game looks great and the thing I would most be looking forward to would be the replica messenger bag of Cole's. I REALLY want that!

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

100$ for this hero edition is a bit too much for what you get, unless they give you loads more extra content but i doubt it. I love infamous its an amazing game, but paying another 40$ right after the regular 60$ is ridiculous, i could buy another game with that. lets hope they offer something else and a lot of cool extra add-ons or something =/

Joker_851
Joker_851

If they release a villain edition I wonder what will be different from the hero edition. Probably a different statue or skins, I guess. Can't wait!

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

nogame is worth over 50 dollars imo. So always buy used

whitehot555
whitehot555

@xxxKONVICTEDxxx The reason it got a better score is because the PS3 version comes with Dead Space: Extraction which is an entire game in itself... I think getting an entire game for free with the purchase of Dead Space 2 is worth an extra .5 in the rating. Not saying gamespot is perfect, but the point you made was errant.

EPaul
EPaul

I'm so getting it ........

Marky360
Marky360

I'll probably pick this game up but I doubt I'll spend $100 on the collectors edition.

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

I think electrical powers is pretty cool, I played inFamous 1 and it was very fun, I'm getting this too.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

"voucher good to download in-game powers" You see what dlc has become? That's called withholding content that should be on the disc. Dayum Shame.

xNinjaKingx
xNinjaKingx

i want the dam bag n voucher X_X cuz that bag is SEXY! id rock the HELL OUTA IT!

gnbfd
gnbfd

"schwag" wtf is this gamespot?

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

@xxxKONVICTEDxxx: not really, Mass Effect 2, The Orange Box and other games have a better rate on X360 than PS3, so Gamespot is not a PS3-Fanboy. They test both games and they give a better rate to the version they think is the best (sometimes X360, other times PS3).

austi722
austi722

@xxx no look at scores on most games you'll see the pc or 360 games rated better

xxxKONVICTEDxxx
xxxKONVICTEDxxx

no, i hate to admit this but gamespot is sort of a PS3 fan-boy,.look at dead space 2 scores for all 3 platforms then you will get what i mean.

fluffyninja4
fluffyninja4

personally i just want the game... i stopped playing with action figures ages ago, so i dont realllllly need a 40 statue