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inFamous 2 Drops On June 7, HERO Edition Detailed

It's gonna be bad-ass. It just is.

We've been waiting on a launch date for inFamous 2 and Sucker Punch has finally delivered: as announced at the PlayStation Blog, the next Cole installment will release in North America on June 7! Plus, they've revealed the jam-packed HERO Edition, which will retail for $99.99 and net you the following goodies:

  • Highly detailed 8.5" Cole MacGrath statue
  • Sportable sling pack modeled after Cole's own in-game gear
  • inFamous #1 mini comic from DC Comics
  • Official inFamous 2 HERO Edition Soundtrack
  • Voucher code for a collection of in-game content

Lastly, the pre-order incentives have been revealed; you can nab a 24k gold version of the Amp if you drop your cash at Amazon.com, a Kessler Skin if you pre-order from Best Buy, the Lightning Hook special power if you put down a deposit at GameStop, the Electrocution Grenade for pre-ordering at Wal-Mart, and the soundtrack from other "participating retailers." I'm goin' with GameStop.

This game is almost guaranteed to be one of the most entertaining titles of the year. So loved the first one.

Related Game(s): inFamous 2

Tags: infamous 2, infamous 2 release date, infamous 2 hero edition

2/18/2011 10:37:48 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (74 posts)

Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:54:10 AM

"drrrrr. Teh exclusives dun matter"

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:32:11 PM

"Killzone 3 is just another Frist Person Shooter trash."

LOL!

By the way, it's first. Not frist.

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Underdog15
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:29:53 PM

HiramJ said (In todays thread concerning KZ3 updates),

"I think i'll wait till a pricedrop then. I ain't gonna buy a game for sixty dollars then have to update said game every other week."

Make an excuse to complain about KZ3 and stick to it, ok? And stop contradicting yourself. Are you not getting it, or are you getting it at pricedrop? And do you hate exclusives, or do you like all games? Are you a fanboy now because you like inFamous... an exclusive?

Look, when you single out the regulars here, and attack people without even reading what they wrote, as you did to me in the NPD article where everyone is against you if you haven't checked, you can expect people to call you out when you contradict yourself. I know I'm watching.

Also, I realize Jawknee noticed the "frist" thing, but that's a typo. I was bothered by "tryed"...

Lastly, "and now i see why thes FPS are so popular. all you do is sit there and press the R1 button and the up or down button to move. LAME, I can do that with my eyes closed."

Well... I can see why you favor ME2 so much... /sarc/

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:01:09 PM

Schools are doing SUCH a good job teaching kids these days.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:07:26 PM

Or...not teaching them rather.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 6:06:34 PM

"its a RPG with 3rd person shooter elements"

Actually its the other way around but that's okay. You have been wrong about everything since you started posting on this site. Whats one more?!

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 7:24:39 PM

Good question. :)

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LightShow
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 7:44:45 PM

categorization order is hardly an effective argument here, hiram. gonna have to do better than that.

fact is nearly everything these days is a blah blah blah with RPG elements sooooo gonna go with jawknee on this one.

personally i cant think of many modern games that are rpgs first and foremost, even fewer with the mainstream draw ME2 has.

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Underdog15
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 9:09:41 PM

Once again, you did not read most of what I wrote.

If you did, then respond to it if you plan to post.

Seriously, you're welcome to post and be friends here. By all means! But please, for the love of all that is good in the world... stop contradicting yourself.

You criticize people for liking exclusives, and show dissent to people for not approving of certain types of games, when they did no such thing. Then you turn around and bash shooters because all you do is point and shoot while moving...

Then, you think you're somehow making great arguments in a conversation, when in fact for you, it's completely one sided as you continue to IGNORE everything I have said while clinging to something extremely small on the outskirts of my comment.

Do you not think that MAYBE you might garnish more respect from people if you would actually address everything I have said to you? I addressed every single point YOU have made to completion! Every time! You haven't even skimmed the surface of what I say.

Do you not see how frustrating that is for me to argue with someone as unfocused as you are being right now?

And what's all this ME2 is an RPG arguing you're doing? You're not even staying on topic here! I just called you out on a multitude of things! Do you think that by ignoring my final remarks in other posts, I'll somehow forget who you are in other threads? Like your other posts never happened?

No! It's pretty easy to remember, and it's super simple to reference. Publishing your thoughts on the internet make it really easy for me to go back and show you, WORD FOR WORD, how you've contradicted yourself over and over.

Now... please... if you are truly as clever as you believe yourself to be... respond to my posts IN THEIR ENTIRETY, as I have done for you.

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Kiryu
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 10:59:37 AM
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Cannot Bloody wait to get revenge and fight the Beast!!!

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Temjin001
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:04:29 AM
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Ideally, this game will be a d1p for me.

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Ole_Gunner
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:14:45 AM
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Sweet collector's edition. Really like the Cole style back pack. Should be D1P for me too if I'm not done with KZ3 and LA Noire by then

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slugga_status
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:17:06 AM
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Tough decision..I want that Golden Amp..but then I may want that Lightning Hook power..I wanna see what it looks like though..Wouldn't mind seeing the Kessler skin either..if it's different at least..

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Snorge
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:08:45 PM

Kessler all day. Thats my avatar in Home! I dont need the golden amp, but the special powers (hook) are nice too...DAMN why cant we get all of these in one freaking package!?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:49:25 PM

At least they will likely all be available at some point :)

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:18:56 AM
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Nice, the day after my birthday. Maybe if i preorder from amazon it will come a day early...

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RadioHeader
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:32:11 AM

Happy birthday for June 6th :)

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tes37
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:05:10 PM

Mine is June 6th as well. I hope that didn't ruin your day. LOL

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:14:14 PM

My birthday is awesome enough to share ;)

I'll be 22, how about you?

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tes37
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:21:06 PM

I will be 41.

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Underdog15
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:33:32 PM

June 6th is me and the wife's anniversary. This year will be #3.

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NazzyQ
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:21:47 AM
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Yes! Can't wait to pick this up. This might sound blasphemous, but I am more excited for Infamous 2 than Uncharted 3. *Gasp*. Infamous was just so much fun, and it has a special place in my heart.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:49:52 PM

I am too. *looks around*

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:53:35 PM

Hmmm, well it seems natural. Infamous came out before Uncharted 2, so your Drake fix got scratched recently.

I already know Naughty Dog can deliver a great Uncharted game since they've done it twice. I am really interested to see if Sucker Punch can deliver a great sequel. The first one felt like a fresh experience, will the second feel as fresh with the new enhancements they are making, or will it feel stale. The new look and voice of Cole has me a bit concerned, but I will remain optimistic. Can't wait. Makes me want to play the first again, and *shudder* look for all the shards!

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:38:29 PM

Exactly. Uncharted 2 made sure my Uncharted itch stays away for a bit. Looking forward to inFamous 2. One of my most anticipated games this year. I will play inFamous again too right before it comes out. I skip looking for all the shards now since I already have platinum. Don't really need all of them to beat the game.

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RadioHeader
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:31:10 AM
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That's a lot of different pre-order incentives. I hope they're all unlockable at some point, or everyone's missing out. Unless you buy like 6 copies.

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leatherface
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:12:54 PM

all the incentives are included in the Hero edition. it will be cheaper to get that rather than 6 copies lol

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:36:02 PM

I guess that's what that voucher code is for then huh? Makes sense why Amazon is only offering the Gold Amp with the regular edition.

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DazeOfWar
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:40:42 AM
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Will definitely be picking up this version. Specially since it's only $100 and I would love the statue. I'll also be preordering mine at Gamestop.

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tumbletunnel
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:49:35 AM
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Summertime or not....definately playing this one in June.

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Snaaaake
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:51:56 AM
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June?
Just enough time to save up money!!

Damn man I got one PS3 exclusive(must buys) to get almost every month now.
February for Killzone 3.
March for Motorstorm.
April for SOCOM 4.
June for inFAMOUS 2.
September for Resistance 3
November for Uncharted 3.

And we still don't have a release date for TLG, Twisted Metal and Ico Collection yet.
Add all these to some other multiplats I'm getting.
Man I'm gonna be so broke.

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sirbob6
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 2:50:28 PM

I'm pretty sure Ico Collection is in March.

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 10:29:17 AM

As is MLB the Show '11 baby!

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:54:49 AM
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Nice. Definantly going to preorder this bad boy from Amazon.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:01:53 PM
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Bummer, those who want to preorder through Amazon, you only get the 24k gold version of the Amp if you preorder the regular edition of the game. The Hero Edition doesn't come with any preorder incentive other than release day shipping for 99 cents.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:45:19 PM

I think that is because the HERO edition comes with all the stuff already.

Note that the HERO edition will have a voucher code for a collection of in-game content.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:35:43 PM

Indeed.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:51:03 PM
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I have never before purchased a special edition, but I might actually do it this time. Let's face it, how cool would I look with that sling pack?
I want the one in inFamous 1 too, funny though my backpack is pretty close.

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kraygen
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:04:55 PM
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I said I wouldn't be buying any new games for myself again, however Infamous is one of my favorite games, superhero, check, lightning powers, check, great all around, check.

This will be the one game I buy myself not only day 1, but I'm pre-ordering this hero edition if I have to sell plasma every week from now until June.

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chedison
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:07:31 PM
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I CANT WAIT!

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FM23
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:11:44 PM
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So I'm confused. Do we get the store bonus and soundtrack? or is the soundtrack also a bonus for other stores? RDR pre-order got me the soundtrack and deadly assassin DLC, hope this is the same. Either way, Infamous 2 is mines. Infamous 1 was crazy fun, this look better in every way. No special edition for me though...those material item will sit in my closet doing nothing, just like my sneaker collection...learned my lesson...lol

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:36:24 PM

From what I understand the Hero Edition comes with all the preorder incentives.

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Scarecrow
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 2:13:45 PM
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It's going to be an electrifying Summer!!! WOOOH!

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Kai200X
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 2:49:00 PM
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I wonder if I can pre-order this right now..? Hopefully I can get my PS3 fix this week.

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sirbob6
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 2:54:27 PM
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I think I may purchase the Hero edition simply for the pack.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:03:41 PM

damn right. Ya know what else looks cool? The Dead Space backpack, it's got the health spine.

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Danny007
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:07:54 PM
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Finally they announced a release date. I think that collector's edition is the best one I have ever seen. I'll be getting that for sure.

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tes37
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:08:52 PM
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I want the lightning hook, so I'm going with the Gamestop pre-order. I'm not sure about the CE yet.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:37:14 PM

If you decide to get the Hero's Edition it should come with all the preorder incentives.

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tes37
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:02:25 PM

Yeah, I guess I overlooked the voucher for in game content. I could order it from Amazon instead of Gamestop.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:08:04 PM

You'll get release day shipping as well. :)

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:38:32 PM
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Well, I was right when I assumed that it would launch before August :D

I'm not sure I'll be here for it though. If not, it'll have to wait until August/September anyway... Damn. Ah well, this game will be mine. The first was WAY too much for it not to be.

Oh, and like Heavy Rain, the European box art is better than the American one. IMO, of course.
Peace.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:47:50 PM

Oh... one other thing: Why would they call it a Hero edtion, considering this game is about duality. Will they soon be announcing a Villain edition? I hope so.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:56:44 PM

Because no one wants to "openly" be the villain. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:06:59 PM

That would be kinda cool, I dunno if being a Villain alters your appearance like it does in the first game but you could get a different Cole figure, different color pack, different comic, red amp, etc.

In i1 Cole is a disgusting mess when you play him as evil though.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 5:35:57 PM

I didn't really notice any major changes between good Cole and evil Cole in the first game, except that as a villain he looked a tad more unkempt. I actually rather liked that they didn't go overboard with it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 5:40:05 PM

You must be color blind lawless, if you took cole all the way down the "inFamous" path, all the color drains out of him and his clothes, he becomes completely black and grey and has dirt and oil all over himself.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 7:25:58 PM

He looks wicked.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:21:21 PM

Possibly. But then, I haven't played it since release, so it may just be faulty memory.

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kraygen
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 9:22:22 AM

I love to openly be the villain and if there is a villain edition I'd most likely get it instead. I always play evil first, I always slaughter the masses, I always lay waste to the land.

Let's be honest, villains always look better and they are always more powerful. Villains rule.

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_valdips3_
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 3:57:03 PM
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d1p, finally a launch date, my most antecipate game after, mass effect 3, uncharted 3, skyrim, resistance, last guardian , the wichter(i know its coming for consoles), so many...

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Wrote
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 5:56:58 PM
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finally a dam release date! and not a half bad one too, I was afraid it was gonna be fall or winter. well d1p for me, this could be goty if it does everything i1 did and add just a few things. I dont wanna pay 40 dollars for the junk I wont use, the slingbag would be used to move my ps3 from place to place the statue would sit somewhere and id never listen to a game soundtrack, not my thing, but I do want all that dlc type stuff. I hope I can get some of these things for free on the psn in a year or so. but yeah since I have gs cash's ill be getting it there. cant wait tho, this'll be one of the only games I get for 60. sooo happy now! :)

peace out yo

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Oyashiro
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 5:59:46 PM
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I love collectors editions. And this sure is a sexy one!

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LightShow
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 7:47:31 PM
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*ZAP*

i may organize a raid to attain this piece of software early. Infamous replaced Jak and Daxter in my anticipating-the-next-release-with-religious-fervor behavior, so i imagine i won't be going to work the day of and after release.

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Kiryu
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:27:28 PM
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January Little Big Planet 2
February Killzone 3
March Yakuza 4
April or May Team Ico Collection
June Infamous 2
September Resistance 3
November Uncharted 3

Waiting for The Last Guardian Release date!

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___________
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 1:07:27 AM
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shame the HERO edition is US only.
:(
sony giving their EU fans the middle finger YET AGAIN!!!!!
why, o why do we put up with them?
oh well at least we get it a little earlier, games got it listed as may 25.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 2:46:29 AM

We put up with them because they supply us with awesome games, yeah? At least we get the better box art again.

And take the retailer listing with a grain of salt. The PS AU website has Date: To Be Confirmed, which sucks.
Peace.

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Kiryu
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 4:52:48 AM

Infamous 2 cover for Eu looks way better us version.
Infamous eu hero edition has all that us hero edition has with cole's old Infamous 1 look!

Eu also gets special editions with good cole and evil cole versions!

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 5:51:31 AM

The old Cole skin is a nice incentive. Seriously, why did the US not get that? And the special edition actually has a lenticular cover based on the US one that switches between good and evil Cole, not two seperate cases. That's how I figure it anyway.

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___________
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 8:08:46 AM

correction, some territories are getting it.
we better get it, and it better not be 250 bucks like the hig edition!
last time i checked 130 USD is a loooooooooooooooooong way away from 250 AUD!

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___________
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 6:28:49 AM

the PS site is always wrong anyway, i remember they had KZ3 listed as march 4th a few weeks ago.
they had the PoP collection as TBC 2011 too.
not saying its official, but game seem to always be the most accurate.
i remember they were the first ones to update crysis 2s date from 2010 to 2011 a few weeks before they announced the delay!

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tanner1
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 3:45:31 AM
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European date????????

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Kiryu
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 4:53:23 AM

usually 3 days after us i think.

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Nerull
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 6:49:36 PM
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I'll most likely get the game shortly after release but this, like almost all CE's, doesn't really entice me beyond the SE.
The "in-game content" will just wind up available on PSN at some point anyway, just like the gigawatt blades.
Hopefully it will be the same for the store incentives, it's annoying when you'd have to buy 4 or 5 copies just to get every little bonus.
I'm not that much of a completionist but it's a nuisance how many games do that nowadays.
I'm lookin at you MK preorder fatalities.

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