Here's some news that's going to make everyone happy…inFamous will not be released in June. Don't cry just yet – relax and let me finish before you break down. It's actually going to hit May 26th – that's ahead of schedule! Sucker Punch is, apparently, approaching the very end of development, and Sony has now pegged the game for its late-May release.

To commemorate the announcement, Sony has also revealed pre-order incentives, beginning today at various retailers. GameStop will provide you with access to Gigawatt Blades (pictured to the right), a super power that supercharge the strength of Cole's arms, but their strength will come with the price of draining your powers if you use them too much. At Amazon.com, you'll be given a limited edition inFamous costume for your Home character to look like a reaper. And through Best Buy/GameCrazy, you'll be given a demo with every pre-order starting May 7th.

Sony has also stated that the PlayStation Network demo will be made available for all on May 21st, and that there are still some more surprises to be announced over the next few weeks. We've just recently gotten our playable copy of the game, so stay tuned for hands-on details coming soon!

Related Game(s): inFamous

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OverlordZero
OverlordZero
11 years ago

THATS AWESOME from the title of this article i though it would be delayed man im glad i was wrong

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

OMFG ME TO AND NOT TO MENTION NOW I WONT BE CHOOSING BETWEEN INFAMOUS PROTOTYPE AND BATMAN ARKHAM OF SILENCE

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Wow!! That's awesome to get a big game early. Sounds like alot of good stuff to come along with it too. Nice.

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

like i said on the US ps blog. yay!!

Schmitty
Schmitty
11 years ago

I'm calling it now, this game is going to be very mediocre.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

To be honest…I called that as well…back at E3 08. Now before everyone starts bashing me and saying that I haven't played the game so I wouldn't know – yes I HAVE NOT PLAYED THE GAME…so I don't know…but I think this game won't be as amazing as everyone says it will be.

I mean looking at the gameplay videos, I see a big world which you can explore, I see many diverse enemies, I see some intense moments in boss battles, but I barely see any different ways to approach enemies. I mean yea..you could go this way to attack them or that way to attack them. But why is it that we can only pretty much shoot electric beams and such from out hands? Can't we have other abilities besides the regular shooting beams from our hands?

The game's graphics look great, the voice actor isn't too bad either.

I'm feeling a 7/10 for this game. But I hope I'm dead wrong and it turns out to be stellar.

Just that I'm feeling a bit nervous of how it will turn out. Again… I wish the best for it.

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

um…. let's see…..

you can shoot electricity out your hands, throw an electric grenade… you can use your electric powers to help you hover thru the air, you can do some type of electric energy push which throws objects or people back… and im sure there's tons of other things we havn't seen yet.


Last edited by crapreviews on 4/13/2009 5:12:10 PM

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

All that said I am feeling like this is going to be Force Unleashed in the city. Electrical Push = Force Push, Electrical hand blades = Lightsaber, Electrical Float = Jedi double jump…… The similarities go on and on. I was very, very, very disappointed in how Force Unleashed turned out as I was hoping great things from that game, and now I am not hoping anything out of this game because it seems all too familiar. I mean it is nice to have another exclusive but not if it is something I have already played just set in the future on ships and alien planets.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

I'm thinking better than mediocre, but still maybe a 7-8 out of 10. I'd also expect a hefty update available on the release date.

The game looks cool overall, but every time I see footage of the game (even the most recent), it looks not too smooth. I think there's a reason the last big 'trailer' for it is in slow motion. So unless they've done some major optimizing the past few weeks on that, I'm a little weary it might seem rushed (to beat PROTOTYPE out by a week or two?) to critics. At least I don't notice all the glitchy popping in and out of various background objects and bad collision detection the footage of ~6 mos. ago had.

Here's hoping for a kick-ass games, though! Sucker Punch is in my town, after all!

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

Ironically, the people who have low expectations for it are the ones who will find it the most entertaining.

raztad
raztad
11 years ago

Guys dont forget it's Sucker Punch you are talking here.

Game will be AMAZING. Early hands-on already stated how tight the controls are and satisfying the combat. Dont worry about variety, 100 missions scattered across a whole city will be enough. Story sounds promising, Karma system, bad and good guy (doubling the play time). Wow, this game will be worth every penny. Deducting the -0.5 cause it is a ps3 exclusive, my score prediction is 8.5-9.

Prototype on the other hand after adding up 0.5 because is multiplat, will be around 7.5.


Last edited by raztad on 4/13/2009 9:16:56 PM

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

Ill pick up either this or Prototype, whichever seems to be the more favored one among gamers.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Nice move by Sony .

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

SWEET!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Sweet.

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

i think they always new that this would be ready by may, but said june so when the surprise came round it would add an incentive to get it.

smileys_007
smileys_007
11 years ago

Cool! I can't wait for May 26. I hope it will be released earlier here in the Philippines just like RE5..

cegmp
cegmp
11 years ago

Oh, a Filipino! Yeah, I'm excited for the game as well but I doubt it'll get a earlier release. Hope I'm wrong though.

Lionheart377
Lionheart377
11 years ago

Awesome! This is great news, and I can't wait for the hands on info coming soon. Might just pre-order this game.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Sweet!

So getting this

rell
rell
11 years ago

I can't wait.

slackernz
slackernz
11 years ago

How sneakily smart is it for Sony to bump up the release date AFTER Prototype gets a date confirmation.. HEH… I've got nothing but big expectations of this game

NULL
NULL
11 years ago

I hope the demo comes to EU store first like KZ2 did cause that was like the only time we werent neglected as much.

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

I'm still on the fence.

I've seen some things that intrigue me; the free-run/climb most everything parts looks like a blast, I like the idea of recharging by draining power sources around town, and some of the electrical powers look like fun (the bullet shield looked like something outta the Matrix.)

But, like some have said before, earlier gameplay vids looked kinda stale when the main character was engaging in battle. Especially that section in a tunnel. Maybe it was just the guy playing, but all he did was run left and right while constantly firing little bolts that didn't pack any punch at all, interspersed with the "force push" that would knock vehicles out of the way.

I'm have an overall positive feeling towards the game, but I just hope the combat is more varied. I'm a fan of Sucker Punch, so I'm hoping there's a good story to follow it up with as well. Dunno, maybe if they would release the demo sooner I could come to the conclusion that this is a worthwhile purchase and maybe even pre-order.

It's always nice when my PS3 releases another exclusive, and I hope my misgivings are proved to be unfounded so I can pick this up and enjoy running around a city blowing up the elderly. lol, yes, I enjoy my bad karma 😉

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

PS3 exclusive brought forward? …this is making my brain hurt.

Jian2069
Jian2069
11 years ago

so in this game your main character is actually from StreetFighter?

HADOUKEN!

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

So Best Buy got screwed with the demo (can't stand useless demos) and Gamestop once again gets the best pre-order incentive. What a rip. I refuse to buy from Gamestop and Home costumes are pretty useless so it's a wait and see for this one.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

agreed, but i on the other hand have no problem feeding the money hungry gamestop monopoly, lol sadly 🙁

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

That's great news now I know sony won't waste time or space on this game at E3.

P.S. First day purchase..

Robertson99
Robertson99
11 years ago

I havn't heard much about this game apart from the video in Home bowling alley. What's it all about??

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

I just had an "OOoooh" moment: one of those OOooohs that badly sound like a display of arousal [not that I ever make that sound if I ever am aroused].

The whole comic hero thing about this game might put me off, but it's worth a purchase. I'll be preordering this from Play.com!

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

It could be an interesting title… would like to see what they manage to do with it technically anyways!

Q!

"i am home"

PANICinc
PANICinc
11 years ago

NICE!!!
We've had to suffer through multiple games being pushed back, so this is a welcome surprise!

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

A week early? Thats a pleasant surprise. I'm guessing they pushed it up to get a head start on Prototype.

And what I'm hearing on that Gamestop "exclusive" power it that it is just a early access code. As in you can get the power in the game, but its just a very high level power. The code just gives it to you earlier then you would normally get it. I hope that is true as well.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yeah and it's bad for the people who preorder it because that will ruin the fun of trying to find out how cool the move is =D

It's like pre-ordering Ratchet & Clank for special baby R.Y.N.O. (but just not as strong).

Or pre-ordering FFVII for a early Meteor Rain or Omni Slash (just not as omni) LOL.

=D

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

Got mine almost paid off

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

For those who are skeptical about the amount of abilities in the game , here are the ones I saw in the videos shown till now –

1. Electric beam .
2. Electric grenade .
3. Powerful melee attacks .
4. Abilty to jump from a height and glide to the ground , allowing you to cover long distances .
5. Ability to jump from a height , power up and cause a huge pile of destruction when you land.
6. Shockwave .
7. Ability to use power cables to surf around the city .
8. Free climbing .

I am sure there would be a couple more in the game .

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

For those who are skeptical about the amount of abilities in the game , here are the ones I saw in the videos shown till now –

1. Electric beam .
2. Electric grenade .
3. Powerful melee attacks .
4. Abilty to jump from a height and glide to the ground , allowing you to cover long distances .
5. Ability to jump from a height , power up and cause a huge pile of destruction when you land.
6. Shockwave .
7. Ability to use power cables to surf around the city .
8. Free climbing .

I am sure there would be a couple more in the game .

King James
King James
11 years ago

Yes…gotta get the 3 fixed before the game drops.

Bardock617
Bardock617
11 years ago

aww damn. i'm broke and not ready. i gotta get quick money now 🙁