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inFAMOUS 2 Release Date Confirmed

Another one of the big PlayStation 3 exclusives has now had its release date confirmed.  If you live in North America, you will be able to continue the saga of Cole MacGrath on 7th July.

Even the Xbox 360 fanboys on the Platform Nation team are excited about this one and we are sure most of you are as well.  For those of you who are wondering if there will be a special edition then you will not be disappointed with the news that the inFAMOUS 2 Hero Edition features a bounty of exclusive collectable items including:

  • Detailed, 8.5″ Cole statue,
  • Replica of Cole’s sling messenger bag,
  • inFAMOUS mini comic from DC Comics,
  • Collector’s edition soundtrack with bonus tracks.

The Hero Edition also kick starts the gaming experience and will include all the pre-order bonuses. Vouchers for in-game exclusives include the new Lightning Hook power that snares enemies and objects towards Cole, the Electrocution Grenade power that shocks nearby enemies with arcing electricity and immobilizes them before detonation, a Kessler character skin that allows players to play as the sinister antagonist from the first installment, and a 24K Gold Amp to melee enemies in style. Beginning today, fans can pre-order inFAMOUS 2 at select retailers.

The inFAMOUS 2 Hero Edition will be available at retailers everywhere for $99.99 MSRP, while the standard edition will be available for $59.99 MSRP.

inFAMOUS 2 introduces advanced elemental superpowers, a devastating new melee fighting system, destructible urban environments, a vibrant, dense and interactive city with over 100 simultaneous characters on screen, and much more. The electrifying new sequel brings to life the true superhero experience with a dynamic open world environment, cutting-edge graphics, large-scale gameplay moments and powerful cinematic sequences.

Adding to the in-game ambiance, the original soundtrack combines Bryan “Brain” Mantia’s experience from Primus and Guns and Roses with the feted New Orleans outfit Galactic to add a level of authenticity and funk to inFAMOUS 2. Galactic is no stranger to the New Orleans music scene and was featured on the hit show Treme. Influenced by the rich musical history of New Orleans, Galactic and Brain collaborated with renowned game, film and television composer Jim Dooley and SCEA Music Manager and composer Jonathan Mayer to create an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, and electronica. The highly collaborative team used a range of techniques from raw junkyard percussion supporting performances by a jazz string quintet and New Orleans brass players to a 64-piece orchestra to produce the right musical signature to accompany the inFAMOUS 2 saga. The official soundtrack will be available digitally and with other promotional partners.

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