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Sony Delivers New inFamous Details

For a while there, we thought Sucker Punch's new PlayStation 3 game would be another installment in their well-received Sly Cooper franchise from the previous generation. But as it turned out, the game was inFamous, an open-world sandbox game designed to be both engrossing and original. If you hadn't noticed, it nailed the cover of this month's Game Informer and Sony has also released new details, much to the delight of anticipatory gamers.

The main character's name is Dylan, and he is blessed with a variety of superhuman powers. The game takes place in Empire City and after a huge explosion rocks the town, Dylan goes to find his friend Zeke, but that explosion had some kind of weird effect on Dylan. He collapses en route to Zeke and lies in a coma for 15 days. In the meantime, the city starts to clamp down and impose martial law due to a mysterious plague and riots in the city. When Dylan emerges from the coma, he finds Empire City in chaos and must choose to use his newfound powers for good or...a different kind of good: save the town, or destroy an unsaveable town? For this purpose, there is a Karma system that tracks Dylan's decisions (kinda like keeping an eye on your balance between good and evil actions).

From what we've seen so far, the game appears to look a lot like a GTA or Saints Row, with plenty of open area and apparently no exploration restrictions. This is one project that sounds awfully interesting, and Sony says we'll probably see it some time in early 2009. Hopefully, we'll get more details at E3 next month...

Related Game(s): inFamous

6/25/2008 Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:16:01 AM
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I thought Sucker Punch should have focussed on Sly 4. I saw a recent video of Infamous and it looked terrible...especially the graphics. Hopefully they'll fix it up though and I'm sure they will since they are a very talented developer.

And then they can focus on Sly 4...

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:47:49 AM
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isnt that video from E3 2007?.....

Just sayin....

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 11:53:25 AM
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Hmmm...I think it was. You're right, they had probably just started working on it.

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Minishmaru
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 2:41:25 PM
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is inFamous a exclusive? or multiplat?

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 2:48:06 PM
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I assume it will be an exclusive since all the Sly games were.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 2:56:15 PM
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Yeah, that video is almost a year old and was based on a very early build of the game (as far as I know). I wouldn't put too much emphasis on it.

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The_Vandelizer
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 3:25:32 PM
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The video is a year old and InFamous is Exclusive to PS3.... Sony is Publishing it.... The Game looks good to me i want to play it already

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shindelion
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 3:44:30 PM
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man i thought i would have been coming out this year

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rjmacready
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 5:17:17 PM

Well shindelion, if you wanted to come out this year, you still have plenty of time! ;)

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Daedusian
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 1:13:56 AM
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Wow I thought 2008 was the year of the PS3, but it looks like 2009 will be as well! This game looks very promising and might be up there with the other upcoming huge titles!

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