120w ago - Today Sucker Punch Productions Development Director Chris Zimmerman has revealed alongside a video that InFamous 2 for PS3 will be getting user-created missions offering infinite possibilities as part of a limited Beta this April.
To quote: Here at Sucker Punch, we've spent the last couple of years hard at work on inFAMOUS 2.
Over the last nine months or so, we've talked about a lot of things that make I2 awesome--things like crazy new powers for Cole, super-powered sidekicks, radically improved graphics and special effects, a cool new karma system with branching story lines and multiple endings--but we've managed to keep one major feature completely secret. Until today.
Sandbox games like inFAMOUS 2 are a ton of fun. There's a whole city to explore, and we provide lots of stuff to do in the city... but no matter how many missions and mini-missions and systemic opportunities and branching story lines we add to the game, eventually the story ends.
We thought inFAMOUS 2 would be better if it didn't end--if you never ran out of missions and mini-missions to play and things to do. So... we spent the last two years adding a User-Generated Content feature to the game.
120w ago - SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has shared a new InFamous 2 PS3 Karma trailer video today and more, as follows:
Today we kick off the weekend with GTTV's visit to Sucker Punch and a new trailer where Cole is caught between two women. (That guy has it rough, doesn't he?)
New Karma Duality Trailer
So we've been talking a lot about the game's new Karma system the last few weeks. The Western interpretation of Karma (according to my good friend Wikipedia) states that performing positive actions results in a good condition and negative actions results in bad effect and situations.
In inFAMOUS 2, Cole will have new powers and will come across many crossroads. Ultimately, it will be up to you to decide the path you want him to walk. Look out for Cole's good and evil outfits, a sneak peek of a new faction he has to face, and a small taste of Cole's new ICE POWERS!
121w ago - SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has announced the official InFamous 2 PS3 release date, pre-orders details and Hero Edition today.
To quote: We are happy to announce that inFAMOUS 2 will be launching in North America exclusively on the PlayStation 3 on June 7th, 2011!
In about 4 months, players will finally begin the next chapter in Cole's adventures.
On top of this, we'd love to confirm that on that same day we are also launching the inFAMOUS 2 HERO Edition (aka the Best Kept Secret EVER) for $99.99 (msrp).
Short of actual electrical super powers, the HERO Edition delivers everything an inFamous fan could want including a highly detailed 8.5" Cole MacGrath statue, a sportable sling pack modeled after Cole's own in-game gear, the inFAMOUS #1 mini comic from DC Comics, the official inFAMOUS 2 HERO Edition Soundtrack and a super voucher code for a collection of in-game content.
Starting today participating retailers kick off official pre-order programs letting you score one of the following bonus items listed below.
24K GOLD AMP
Cole's nasty new weapon definitely delivers the pain, but when you pre-order at Amazon.com...
124w ago - Today Ken Schramm at Sucker Punch Productions has posted up a video dubbed inFamous 2 PS3: Morality Revealed introducing the companions.
To quote: Greetings from the SCEE PlayStation Experience in London! We're excited to be at the event, and for the first time, reveal how our duality/morality system will work in inFAMOUS 2.
Karma moments from inFAMOUS are now represented by character-driven dialogue and 3D mocap cutscenes. Your conscience comes into play with the introduction of Kuo and Nix, two NPC characters.
Kuo is a NSA agent working to help Cole defeat the Beast. Nix is a New Marais native that grew up in the swamps around New Marias, whose hatred for Bertrand stems from witnessing him kill her family. She is your hedonistic guide that coaxes Cole into not thinking about the consequences of his actions.
There will be multiple crossroads where Cole will decide to follow Kuo's lead or give into Nix's temptations. Your choices will directly affect the gameplay by permanently remaining in the world. Whatever path you choose, remember that in inFAMOUS 2 you can always change your mind. It's never too late to look for redemption... or to say "to hell with it" and become...