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InFamous 2 gets a release date and a special edition

For a while there, we were starting to wonder if InFamous 2 – the sequel to developer Sucker Punch's ambitious 2009 superhero/villain sandbox game – was actually going to come out this year, what with the storm of other high-profile titles Sony's been readying for launch. It looks like our fears were baseless, though, because Sony today announced that InFamous 2 will hit stores on June 7, bringing a hefty special-edition release along with it.

Retailing for $99.99, the "Hero Edition" comes with a Cole statue, a replica of his messenger bag, a DC minicomic and a soundtrack that features the work of drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia and New Orleans funk/jazz band Galactic. Preorder bonuses have been announced as well, including a Lightning Hook power that can yank stuff in Cole's direction (GameStop), a gold version of Cole's Amp weapon (Amazon), a Kessler skin that lets fans play as the first game's villain (Best Buy) and an Electrocution Grenade power that can immobilize enemies (Walmart). All four bonuses, however, are included in a "Super Voucher" that comes with the Hero Edition, meaning that so long as you're inclined to spend a little more, you can shop wherever the hell you please and still get everything.

While we weren't as impressed by the first game as some of our colleagues, it nonetheless had a lot of potential to be great – and what we've seen and played of InFamous 2 so far seems to live up to that potential. That we now know exactly when we can expect to find out for sure only makes us more excited for it.

Feb 18, 2011

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18 comments

  • Crypto140 - February 19, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    God damnit! I need more money! How much do you think I can get for the shirt off my back?
  • rybell - February 19, 2011 5:01 a.m.

    awesome collectors edition but i'm most excited about that sly patch on the bag. if this isn't a hint about sly 4 then i don't know what is
  • essiy - February 19, 2011 3:35 a.m.

    Oh man, I am sooooooo getting this. I hope a part time job can support my buying habits over the next few months.
  • Shagnasty - February 19, 2011 2:52 a.m.

    I SPOT A THIEVIUS RACCOONUS.
  • Helios - February 19, 2011 12:52 a.m.

    Wait, this isn't out yet? For some odd reason, I thought it was.
  • EroticInvisibleMan - February 19, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    Just putting this out there; I'd kill for that backpack.
  • CitizenThom - February 18, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    If nothing else, it proves that Sucker Punch listens to their customers... if I remember right, that backpack was one of the top requests to be included in any collector's edition of the sequel.
  • onewingedantista - February 18, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    I may have to get this for the Sly bag.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 18, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    Sold.
  • cronomonkey - February 18, 2011 10:10 p.m.

    Any-one else notice the civilians walking casually in the background of the first picture
  • thedudecalledpj - February 18, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    Does anyone know if this will be release in the U.K? Hope its not going to be a U.S Exclusive like the collectors version of Little Big Planet 2 =(
  • vegasgambler45 - February 18, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    is the bag usable? and i can't wait to get this game!!!!
  • EvilChicken - February 18, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    I NEED TO GET THIS, I WILL GET THIS. HERO EDITION IS MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS GAME
  • CBreeze5g - February 18, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    Oh hell yes. Definitely dropping money down this first chance I get.
  • Mcan50 - February 18, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    Nice! I was hoping this would come out in the summer... get it out of the way before fall, when we get battered with Resistance 3, Rage and Uncharted 3!
  • yasmarc - February 18, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    Since every game has a special edition now are they really that special? It's getting kind of ridiculous when even mediocre games have them (not saying this is mediocre but Tron: Evolution...). Reminds me of the movie The Incredibles "When everyone is super, no one will be." Man that movie was good!
  • PlainLikeVanilla - February 18, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    Is that a sly logo on the bag?
  • jughid22 - February 18, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    nice freebies...didn't like the first game either..:C first..

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