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Sucker Punch Gives Us A Glimpse Of The New/Old Cole

When Sucker Punch unveiled inFamous 2, everyone was blown away. There was only one small problem: nobody seemed to like the new Cole.

In fact, the backlash was so severe that it couldn't be ignored. The developers eventually gave in and decided to re-overhaul the main character, although still noting that we wouldn't get the original Cole back. Well, we haven't seen that "in-between" Cole since that information, so our first glimpse of him came in the new GamesCom trailer. It's right here and although we only get a quick shot of the new/old Cole, it's enough for now.

It's not a full-motion video as you can see; it's basically a set of still-frame photos set to a classic tune, and it gives us a good sense of the game's atmosphere. If you want to check out that bad-ass gameplay clip we saw just before E3, feel free. Just input that brief image of the new Cole into that bit of gameplay, and you'll get the full picture. Now, about that voice...we sorta liked Cole's original voice, too.

Related Game(s): inFamous 2

Tags: infamous 2, new cole, sucker punch

8/17/2010 9:11:25 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (57 posts)

sirbob6
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 9:42:30 PM
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I think the new old whatever it is Cole that it showed was pretty good. It was real close to the original but distanctly different. I think thats good sense the old Cole was slightly generic. Also old voice would be good.

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Alienange
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 9:43:36 PM
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1. Thank you Ben for incorporating videos into your articles.

2. This is one of the coolest trailers I've ever seen.

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Dancemachine55
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:25:46 PM

Agreed.

One of the better trailers I've seen so far.

Stylish, cool, a sense of mayhem and fun.

God, I want this game so bad. Cannot come soon enough.

Might have to skip Dead Rising 2 and Mafia 2, save my pennies and wait for infamous 2.

Still getting Prestige Black Ops tho. As much as I hate Antivision right now, you gotta admit, they know how to make one helluva Special Collector's Edition for their COD games.

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dkmrules
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 9:55:59 PM
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is there an alien invasion thing going on now? whatever the case this game looks badass as hell!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:02:22 PM
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Best trailer of the year, and while not exact, that new new Cole absolutely enough to shut my mouth on the subject. Long live new new Cole! And yeah... about that original voice...

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kevinater321
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:11:58 PM
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I will play and love the game, new old Cole or new new Cole or old old Cole. does that make any scene? What i mean to say is that the game will be awesome with whatever Cole they with to feed us.

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King James
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:12:34 PM
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I'm cool w/ it. Cole minus the douche equals awesome.

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Shams
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:39:59 PM
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Bring it on! Can't wait!

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gangan19
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:42:15 PM
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Who knows he might change his outfit in the middle of the game somewhere.

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Luiscosmo2
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:51:39 PM
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I think sum legal issues stoppin Sucker Punch on gettin the original voice.. Ive read it sumwehere forgot where tho..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:10:01 PM

I can't imagine what any legal woes could be, it was their choice to hire a new voice actor.

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Shadow_Striker
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:54:35 PM
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Can't wait for this game. It just looks better and better.

It might have been just me but watching that trailer all I could think about was "wish they would make this a dynamic theme" might be impossible but it would be sweet.

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That_guy310
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 10:59:54 PM
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really guys ?? this is what u guys prefer ? this cole looks too old lol i prefer the old new cole... he looked like he had personality and would be a character that the player would connect with as you go through the story... idk why sucker punch listened to the fans... they should have just followed their vision and create the game they wanted to... IDK not feeling the new design but f**k ill play what im given with but other than the "old" dirty look the game will kick ass and will certainly be GOTY 2011 if Uncharted 3 isnt release that is.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:15:21 PM

It was important to the original character development that he was a guy in his 30's that is only a courier and was of the first generation of parkour/urban explorers as opposed to a young daredevil type.

Switching that up and making him look like he belongs outside a Starbucks with an ipad in hand didn't fit with who we liked to play as. That's my opinion as a fan of the original Cole and first game.

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johnld
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:45:14 AM

"idk why sucker punch listened to the fans" i'm guessing that you're forgetting your sarcasm tags because if not maybe we (the fans) should get offended by this. You do know this was called infamous "2" right. which means that this was a sequel from the first game. The reason that the fans were disappointed with the new cole look, aside from looking like a douchebag, was because we(the fans) connected with the old cole, the real cole. how could you continue a story of the same guy and looked like he grew younger or a completely different person?

by the way, if developers actually listened to their fans there wouldnt be really disappointing sequels of great game franchises. i'm not even going to pretend to use that cough act because i was so pissed. damn you square enix, you screwed up squaresoft. listen to the damn fans already and give us the FFV7 remake that doesnt stray even a little from the original. a graphical upgrade is good enough because those fans are still there and starting to disappear with every game you're crapping out.

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xenris
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:10:59 PM

I agree with That_guy. Sorry guys I'm honestly sick of playing as protagonists with a buzz cut. An average guy can be well kept and dress nice or is that not aloud? Yes he had dark hair but he did not look like Nathan Drake his hairline and face structure were quite different. I think they should have met in the middle, used the Redesigned Coles outfit and hair style, but had old Coles face and hair colour.

John yikes man so much is wrong with your post where to start. What about his new image makes him a douche? Is everyone who has a different sense of style a douche? If developers only listened to their fans the industry wouldn't be where it is today. To many people are scared of change and new things they wouldn't want to see something new and different.

Sorry SE broke your heart but grow up they are trying new things, let them learn the hard way instead of crying about it.

I Platinumed Infamous 1 not that it matters but I loved everything about the game, I'm a huge fan. I think the biggest problem is changing his voice actor as that was where my connection was not with his aesthetics. Either way I'm still getting the game, heres to hoping they add alternate skins to please the masses.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:24:25 PM

Xenris your words: "If developers only listened to their fans the industry wouldn't be where it is today."

This is a good point because the industry is all messed up today. Solid RPGs, Survival Horror, and other genres are all messed up because of the influencial sales number of FPS games like MW2. Sales of games that stick to the formulas that work are down. They should only listen to the fans.

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xenris
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:40:52 PM

I agree that its a shame about what MW2 has done to the industry, but hey look at how many millions of people gobble it up right? It shows that people love a sure thing even if its a broken buggy mediocre piece of garbage.

Note how I said if they "only" listened to the fans. Obvious there needs to be a balance between fan input and the developers creative vision.

It's funny that this redesign started because most of the fans and critics hated the original Cole saying he looked average and mediocre and his voice was gravelly like Solid Snake or Christian Bales Batman. Then they make the change and people flip....

Oh well complainers will be complainers I guess.

Smart move would be different skin options from the get to and a couple fancy fun unlockable skins, that way everyone is happy...except the complainers I guess.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:05:15 PM
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Gotta say....
"That was one slick MOFO bad-a$$ed trailer"!!!!

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Hezzron
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:08:29 PM
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Oh yeah....now THAT is a game I want!

Not that they were bad before, but Sucker Punch has got to be the most improved exclusive developer this gen.

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Heartless Angel
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:24:44 PM
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Yeah "House of the Rising Sun"

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:35:40 PM
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FYI, If you haven't seen them yet, there's 2 good vid's up in the video section of PS store(although I think one is of the Girl Scout Cole).

There's also a good developer video taken at Comic-Com where they talk about both, inFamous 1, & inFamous 2.
http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-videos/play-2117.html


BTW, their new R&C4 video is also up on the PS store now too.

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:40:57 PM
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Yeah. Definitely need the original voice and then we can say this is a proper sequel.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 11:46:49 PM
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Ahhh I actually like douchy cole.

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DazeOfWar
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:14:07 AM
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So can't wait to play this. Music goes great with the trailer.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:15:07 AM
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looks like they changed his face up to match the original and then recolored his new outfit to have yellow in it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:54:30 AM

and ditched Nathan Drake's hair.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 12:17:25 AM
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This game can't come out fast enough. I want it NOW!

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kraygen
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:10:46 AM
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I had to wait a little while to write something after watching that video, didn't want to get drool all over my keyboard.

I don't think anything will touch infamous 2 next year.

No more Cole complaints, just can't wait to play it.

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Kai200X
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:44:41 AM
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I'm glad they change Cole back to the way he was, but of course I don't mind if he kept the hair a little longer :) I'm happy regardless.

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Highlander
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 1:58:00 AM
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That's no slideshow, it's a spacestation!

Oh, wait, wrong meme...

OK... that's no slideshow folks. That's in-game graphics that have been stopped so the developers can flythrough the scene. You can see the perspective change and the lighting effects alter as the viewpoint shifts. That's a lot more impressive than a slide show for me. It's a very cool way to get a trailer. Reminds me of the stuff that was done for KZ2 using the in-game engine to render the commercial footage. Nice.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:27:38 AM
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Didn't watch the trailer (again, I hate not having a real connection at times like this), but checked out IGN with a picture of old, new, backwards, sideways, inside-out Cole, and I'm torn. Yeah, he looks right, but at the same time, not really. I dunno, I'll definitely have to see him in action before I can decide. Then again, as long as they keep the comic styled cutscenes with the original appearance, I should be happy.

So, uh, when is this coming out again?
Peace.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 5:23:42 AM

Y'know, just doing a spot of thinking (and Saw watching)... Does anyone else think that Cole looks a hell of a lot like that guy Obi from the second Saw movie? Except that Cole is a bit more filled out in the face, it's a dead ringer I think. Just thought I'd put that out there is all.
Peace.

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RebelJD
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:45:21 AM
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Infamous 2 is going to be awesome. Main character Cole has been talked about too much for the simple fact that his features were tampered with. Had that not been an issue, we'd all be talking about how we can't wait to see what type of storyline Sucker Punch has in store for Infamous 2. With this in mind, I bet Sucker Punch can not wait to blow us all away.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:57:41 AM
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So... awhile back Cocacola came out with this bomb of a product called "New Coke," and after it bombed the company introduced "Cocacola Classic" and the sales skyrocketed way past where they were before the New Coke thing happened.

Conspiracy: Was this all to get people up in a tizzy and create wacky buzz that got lots of news stories? Were WE sucker punched? ... Food for thought.

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SSRGohan
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:14:13 AM
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I loved the first game and I can't wait to get my hands on this one!!!

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OverlordZero
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:20:14 AM
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That was awesome, was there buildings breaking apart at the end from the lightning? also can anyone tell me the name of the song the trailer.

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___________
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:46:41 AM
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this, desus ex, RAGE and crysis 2 are my most anticipated titles.
on a side note what the hells R* doing this year?
they skipped E3, they skipped gamescom are they still making games?
what happened to the LA Noire blowout we were suppose to be getting early this month?
this is what i hate about R*, there just like $E!
they announce 10 games, boast about them and show us nothing!
they talk the talk, but they dont walk the walk.
as the saying goes talk is cheap.
SHOW US SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
max payne was suppose to release last year, we have nothing on it!
LA Noire was suppose to release last year, we have nothing on it!
agent was announced last E3, we have nothing on it!
god if R* announce a new game without giving us a typhoon of info on their previous games im going to scream!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 4:38:22 PM

_______________,

Scream away,
By now, we're all pretty much used to you doing so daily.

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 1:42:11 PM

I really wish he would just go away.

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Godslim
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 4:47:44 AM
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wow that trailer was brilliant luv the song!
and the new cole isnt so bad its just i was so used to the old one especially after platinuming the game

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FullmetalX10
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 5:24:24 AM
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Awesome sauce :D

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 7:02:32 AM
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There's the Cole we knew1 (mostly). Bald head again, right? Looks awesome!

It gives him that badass/I don't care look.

So awaiting this game next year!

Such a fun game Infamous is...
Part 2's just gonna take that and make even more fun

Can't wait to see more of his new moves.

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NeoHumpty
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 8:43:54 AM
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I still think he should have taken Kessler's outfit after he killed him at the end of the first one. ;)

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SvenMD
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 9:40:15 AM
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To keep in-line with Alienange's numbered post:

1) I wanted to thank everyone at PSXE for continually saying how awesome this game is. Because of that, I went and picked it up about 2 weeks ago....and I've pretty much played it every single night since then!

B) House of the Rising Sun - excellent choice for the down-in-the-bayou game we're gonna get.

4) I like the "newest" Cole better than the "new" Cole, but still don't fully understand why the devs say that we can't have the "old" Cole....but I guess that will be explained further in due time.

3) That was a great trailer that gets me really pumped up. Did I mention I really liked this game? (1 trophy away from platinum)

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 10:21:29 AM

A) I have an idea what that trophy may be.

3) Have you checked the tallest building in the game (third island)?

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SvenMD
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 2:45:15 PM

haha, I actually got all the blast shards. The only one left for me is actually to purchase all the negative karma upgrades. When I played through the 2nd time on hard I ran straight through, so now I'm just gaining experience.

As an aside. As long as you don't complete all the evil or good side missions, you can go to the "Titanic Battle" between the conduits and rake in about 500 EXP in less than a minute killing only the glowing conduits for 75 exp a pop, then just kill yourself and do it again. It's fantastic.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:50:38 PM

Well don't I feel like the fu**in a**hole!

lol Nice one, Sven. It sound like you've got the game sussed! inFamous was my first Platinum but it took me a lot longer than 2 weeks.

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whiskeytango74
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 3:27:19 PM
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what a great song to associate with that great game

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 4:49:23 PM
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Hell, without trying to farm EXP, I've got over 50,000 extra points left over after buying everything available just on going through my first playthough as "Hero".

And that's with still needing just 2 more satellite up-link missions & 10 stunts left to complete my 1st play-through.

But I'm guessing I'll lose them all once I go & replay as "SOB" Cole, so I figure that all my points now are actually useless.
A

BTW, does anyone know for sure whether your points will carry over from Hero side to Evil side or not?

Last edited by BikerSaint on 8/18/2010 4:50:55 PM

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tes37
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 6:37:42 PM

They don't carry over, but anything you take care of 100%, doesn't have to be repeated. Blast shards are needed in both for max charge capacity, but only one play through needs 100% for the trophy.

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SubjectiveTruth
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 6:04:01 AM

I can't get the full evil upgrades for cole because I'm short a couple thousand points and I have no missions left.

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tes37
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 @ 4:58:34 PM
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The change back is nice. I feel like I can relate to the main character again.

There's got to be more to this than what's being said, which is nothing. I wonder if they used the voice and likeness of the same person and now that person is being a d**k about money or something.

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BikerSaint
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 12:21:44 AM

Tes37,

Thanks for the 411.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 12:58:55 AM
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the song alone makes the trailer badass, though i prefer the original song

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SubjectiveTruth
Friday, August 20, 2010 @ 6:02:26 AM
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I always thought cole sounded a little like raiden the odd time in infamous 1. I think that voice actor (raiden/mgs4) would be good for infamous 2...or maybe I'm fu**ed

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firesoul453
Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 11:23:31 PM
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That was the BEST trailer I have EVER seen!

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