In a year with a new LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Resistance, and MotorStorm, it can be easy to forget about the sequel in Sony’s other new IP this generation, Infamous 2. Now’s the time to start remembering because it’s coming soon. The PlayStation Blog announced the June 7 release date for the game (almost two years exactly since the first one (and a day before my birthday, thank you very much)), and even got into the inevitable premium retail option – the Infamous 2 Hero Edition.
For a picture of Ben Franklin, this package gets you the game, a replica of Cole’s messenger bag, the first issue of the DC comic, an 8.5″ figureine of Cole, the game’s soundtrack, and a super voucher including a player skin of the first game’s antagonist Kesller (!), a 24K Amp to melee with, and powers for electrocution grenades and lightning hook. Ironically, all the items in the super voucher are being divided up among retailers as pre-order bonuses, so if you get the Hero Edition you might want to get it from a non-participating retailer for a few bucks cheaper, or just give your extra code to a friend.
It’s almost hard to believe it’s been two years since the release of Infamous. This might be a good time to head back to Empire City to get hyped for the new one.