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Press Release: The inFAMOUS Official Mini-Game Launches Exclusively to SPIL Games' Portals
Experience Fierce Action in Official Mini-Game of Upcoming PLAYSTATION®3 Title
HILVERSUM, The Netherlands - May 22, 2009
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and SPIL GAMES, the world's ultimate online game destination, today announced that the official mini-game for the upcoming title, inFAMOUS, will debut exclusively on SPIL GAMES online casual game portals from May 22-29.
Playable directly in the browser window on both PC and Mac computers, the mini-game will showcase the action-adventure gameplay style featured in the hotly anticipated inFAMOUS PLAYSTATION®3 game expected to launch in Europe in late May 2009.
In the inFAMOUS mini-game developed by Kerb, players get to extend their inFAMOUS experience through playing this free platform based 2D version of the PS3 title. The plot of the mini-game is based around the game's main character, Cole, navigating his way to a power generator located on the roof of an abandoned precinct house in Empire City.
Players have to battle their way through gangs of iconic villains whilst solving puzzles using Cole's agility and electrical super powers. In addition to achieving the games ultimate goal, player's actions are constantly being monitored, providing real-time updates of how in-game decisions affect their morality.
The style in which players complete the game dictates the final scenes of the game, as well as letting players compare their own morality against players from around the EU.
SPIL GAMES will feature the inFAMOUS mini-game exclusively on select casual game portals in their global network including: http://www.Agame.com, http://www.MyGames.co.uk, http://www.Spielen.com, http://www.Spel.nl, http://www.Jeu.fr, http://www.Giocaregratis.it, http://www.Zapjuegos.com, http://www.Clickjogos.com, http://www.Minigry.pl, http://www.Spel.eu, http://www.Flashgames.ru, http://www.Game.co.in, http://www.Games.co.id, http://www.Egames.jp, and http://www.A10.com.
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