131w ago - With PSN restored, Sony is cranking out the updates today including news from SCEA Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson that the InFamous 2 PS3 demo is out now with midnight sales and MLG Event details below.
To quote: Well, here is some good news – the demo is available now on the PlayStation Store! Finally you can get a taste of Cole's new adventure and sample the incredible action you'll be experiencing in inFAMOUS 2.
Play a mix of story missions and side quests and navigate New Marais with Cole's new parkour skills as well as explore missions from dual karmic sides, as both good and evil Cole. Face enemies with Cole's electrical powers, his new Amp melee weapon, and conjure the incredibly powerful Ionic Vortex! Just visit the PlayStation Store and download it today.
Walmart Exclusive Retail Pack-in DLC and Gift with Purchase
For those of you who need more than the demo to get your inFAMOUS fix, Walmart stores all over the country will be open at midnight on June 6th.
So not only can you get a leg up on hitting Platinum before anyone else, and get an early start creating your own inFamous level with the new UGC features, you can score an exclusive inFAMOUS poster with your inFAMOUS 2 purchase at participating 24-hour Walmart stores...
For those curious, the PS3 video game (BCUS-98125) is 14.273 GB in size with a 2GB PS3 HDD install required and it contains no big files. The Infamous 2 PlayStation 3 EBOOT.BIN file is from a Debug update compiled with the PS3 3.60 SDK but not signed with any keys, so users can simply run it through EBOOTFix to sign it for PS3 CFW and JailBreak devices.
Currently it does not work without disc in drive, and below are some...
132w ago - Today Game Director Nate Fox at Sucker Punch Productions has posted up a new inFamous 2 video dubbed The Beast is Coming to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Here at Sucker Punch we're tired. We're whipped. Game development is a sprint. You run as hard as you can, then keep running.
The problem is the goal line sometimes move mid-race. When you set out to make a game you sort of have an idea of what it'll ultimately be... but that's not what it ends up being. You only know what you've made once it's done. Like you guys we experience the game, the real game, for the first time at the end of the road. And it's exciting.
It's crazy to be playing the game and forget that you made it because you're busy ducking an RPG rocket. You know that feeling you get when you actually dodge in your seat? Get that all the time.
Cole and his friends have stopped being polygons and actors and have become real people. And it's this reality that makes today's post cool. Now that we're so, so close to being done we can finally really talk about the "Big Bad" that pushes the whole story forward.
What's the Beast, you ask? Like a meteor from outer space...
133w ago - With PSN back online Sony is now resuming their regular PS3 gaming news updates, starting today with European Product Manager Elliott Linger confirming InFamous 2 PS3 PAL release dates for June 8th / 10th.
To quote: I'm very pleased to confirm that inFamous 2 has now gone gold and will release across PAL on 8th / 10th of June - here's how it splits out:
• UK, Germany & Ireland: 10th June
• Rest of PAL: 8th June
Undoubtedly one of 2011′s most eagerly anticipated titles, inFamous 2, the story of reluctant superhero Cole MacGrath, will, like the karma system in the game, offer a number of different choices when you hit stores come release.
As you may know, we have already announced the lenticular Special Edition - which comes with a powershot of extra digital content including the Electrocution Grenade power, Golden Amp and an exclusive Cole MacGrath skin from inFamous 1.
Alternatively, you can harness the power of a hero and pick up the luxury Hero Edition which comes complete with Lightning Hook downloadable power, Kessler skin, a Cole MacGrath figurine and inFamous comic from graphic novel legends DC Comics, a replica Cole MacGrath messenger bag and the inFamous 2 digital soundtrack.
138w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has revealed some new single player details alongside a video on InFamous 2's PS3 Mission Designer today, as follows:
A week ago, Sucker Punch shared a couple of new inFAMOUS 2 missions, as well as the full download, so to speak, of the game's User-Generated Content tools.
A full UGC suite in a game like I2 is a new experience on PS3, so what can you do with it? And how difficult is it to put something together? Sucker Punch Senior Game Designer Karl Deckard sat down with us to demonstrate how to remix something fun.
As a huge devotee of the first inFAMOUS, I was eager to get my hands on the DualShock 3 to try out the new single player levels. Here are my impressions to go along with the video:
This mission from the 2nd island of New Marais finds me stepping into the trainers of Evil Cole. He's got a sickly pallor, and his every attack glows a fierce red. Eeee-vil.
This mission sends Cole on a search for a blast core - and more power - somewhere in the warehouse district. As I make my way towards the target on the mini-map, I try out the revamped parkour system.