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inFamous Not Releasing This June, After All

Asad Qizilbash's Avatar + Posted by Asad Qizilbash on Apr 13, 2009 // Marketing Manager, SCEA

Many of you may be wondering when we plan to announce the release date for inFamous. Well today, we have a little surprise for you….the release month is no longer June. Now wait, I know what you’re thinking…inFamous is NOT delayed, in fact, the guys up at Sucker Punch have been working so hard that the game will be releasing in the U.S. on May 26!

Now with just a little over a month until the game hits shelves, inFamous pre-order goodness begins today. Those who pre-order the game at participating retailers will have a chance to get one of the following:

  • An exclusive ‘Gigawatt Blades’ Super Power: The Gigawatt Blades supercharges Cole’s arm into an instrument of destruction unmatched by any other melee weapon in game. Although very powerful, you’ll still have to use this weapon wisely, as it takes a considerable drain on your powers.

inFamous Gigawatt Blades

  • Limited-edition inFamous costume for Home Avatar – Look like one of the REAPER gang members.

inFamous Reaper in Home

  • Early access to the official Game Demo. Be one of the first to play inFamous on May 7th.

And, yes, the inFamous demo will be made available to everyone on the PlayStation Network on May 21. We’ve got a lot more surprises on the way the next few weeks, so stay tuned…..

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+ mywhitenoise on April 13th, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

a little over a month away, awesome.


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+ remanutd5 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

wow what a way to start the week!!!! nice, im getting infamous day 1, why cant best buy get all the good stuff gamestop gets??? i have had bad experiences going to gamestop and i refuse to support them anymore , but im getting the game day 1 thats for sure, demos should come to everyone at the same time, that only hurts you guys, btw Asad i dont like your avatar lol, glory glory manchester united


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    + aqizilbash on April 13th, 2009 at 11:41 am said:

    I enjoyed your post till the last line ;-) What item are you liking best? Enjoy the game..even if you are a United fan.


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+ NoSkillz187 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

Good move, to put it before Prototype. I was just going to buy both games anyway. The game looks awesome.


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+ ye11owpharmacy on April 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

Great news. Pre-ordering now.


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+ dinkin-flicka on April 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

That’s a pretty good “Sucker Punch” on Protype’s release date. Pardon the pun.


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+ Kenshin71 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

A shame. I was hoping they would change the voice acting because in the clips I saw it was terrible.


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+ BigBoss712 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:19 am said:

This is great, infamous is looking good, my next buy!


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+ Darkos87 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:19 am said:

OH MA GOOD! best news ever.


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+ JimmyHACK on April 13th, 2009 at 11:20 am said:

Please let us know who the retailer for the demo is.


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    + aqizilbash on April 13th, 2009 at 11:43 am said:

    Best Buy and GameCrazy. You\’re going to love it J!


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on April 13th, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

I’m just waiting for a couple of reviews before I put my preorder on amazon.


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+ mafecto on April 13th, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

demo preorders suck, but i’m super happy its coming the end of may. good idea. thx!


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+ MS3Boy on April 13th, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

While I don’t condone the idea of pre-ordering for early access to a demo, it’s kind of a non issue. There doesn’t have to be a demo at all.

The troubling thing to me is the ‘exclusive super power’ when you pre-order. This is either:

1. A move that’s essentially the same as another, but ‘looks’ different — nothing game changing, therefore has no real value.

2. Something that will be sold as DLC a few months (weeks?) after release.

Or both, perhaps.

How about taking the Dead Space/Little Big Plante route and reward your ‘early adopters’ who have the game during the 1st week of release instead of lording some ultimately worthless, fan-boy fodder over us for our pre-order?


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    + aqizilbash on April 13th, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

    MS3Boy, really appreciate your post and value your feedback.

    Just a note on the power from the context of how I\’ve used it. It\’s super useful when you are fighting a swarm of gangs..you\’ve got one guy left, next to zero health and far from recharge point…you can switch on Gigawatts, take out last gang member and head to regenerate health.

    I hope you still decide to get the game and enjoy it.


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+ FreakmanJ on April 13th, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

I really have a problem with Sony consistently punishing consumers who don’t feel the need to pre-order as of late. It’s one thing to give pre-orderers silly tchochkees or early access to DLC or exclusive demoes (which I also think is dumb because it’s turning an advertisement into a bargaining chip, but whatever), but punishing gamers who don’t know if they want to commit enough to buying the game at launch that they pre-order it with not being allowed in-game powers is completely anti-consumer and ridiculous. I’m still going to get the game because it looks flippin’ awesome and Sucker Punch has never done me wrong, but this is shameful.


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+ RSA-Ace on April 13th, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

Definitely trying to get as far away from Prototype as possible!

very clever move.


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+ mykevermin on April 13th, 2009 at 11:24 am said:

I like to pay for things I have no experience with so I can sample them.

Also, I’m a blithering idiot.

You got it backwards, people. Give out the hors d’oeuvres for free, or if you absolutely need the money since you’re not letting me help plump your cash assets by releasing PSOne Classics I would buy, put it as a Qore exclusive.

Paying $60 to play a demo is insulting.

Maybe I should just preorder to download the demo and then cancel my preorder after downloading the demo.


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    + aqizilbash on April 13th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

    mykevermin – the demo will be available for everyone on the PSN, a week before launch.


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+ LordRaoh on April 13th, 2009 at 11:27 am said:

Excellend news. Great Job Sucker Punch. Thanks.

Now if sony could announce an early release for Heavy Rain as well, I would be a happy man.


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+ Jody1990 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:30 am said:

LOL I grmbl’d when I read the title haha :D


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+ FreakmanJ on April 13th, 2009 at 11:31 am said:

@mykevermin: I like your style, dude.


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+ xaos on April 13th, 2009 at 11:31 am said:

Woo, props to Sucker Punch; negative delays are always appreciated :)


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+ mixedkidbx on April 13th, 2009 at 11:32 am said:

yay. now i can play it earlier :)

too many games were coming out in june to play


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 13th, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

Very nice stuff! Thanks!


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+ Xulap on April 13th, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

Thanks for the great news!!
I’ve got it pre-ordered since last year.


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+ DarkRyuCloud on April 13th, 2009 at 11:36 am said:

May 26 great, Cross Edge and Infamous, can’t wait.


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+ harryboy3264 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:37 am said:

inFamous is lookin’ good.
Must buy for me =P


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+ kaliber950 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

Where do you preorder to get the Home costume?


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    + aqizilbash on April 13th, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

    Amazon.com


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+ videogameguy on April 13th, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

The opposite of a delay? That’s new.


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+ mikemill on April 13th, 2009 at 11:42 am said:

AWESOME! ALREADY HAVE MINE PRE-ORDERED!!!


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+ mixedkidbx on April 13th, 2009 at 11:43 am said:

oh yeah i pre ordered this game back in Jan. cant wait to play it


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+ BurgerTyme on April 13th, 2009 at 11:43 am said:

brilliant move!


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+ Scodo_Thope on April 13th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

Sweet!


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+ TheGuardianFID on April 13th, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

Have I mentioned how much I love you Sony!!! :D


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+ Ping_506 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:47 am said:

is ebgames, who is gamestop in canada, gonna have the blades. is amazon.ca have the costume?


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+ Ping_506 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

I would like to say i also love Sony.


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+ dreu81 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:51 am said:

don’t rush it guys. the polish is important. :)


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+ SMoKeY_RuN on April 13th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

Are the gigawatt blades gonna be available later in the game to those who don’t pre-order the game? Is it just early access to the power instead of waiting to unlock it normally?

If not, that’s pretty screwed up.


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+ cell989 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

I wish there was a sequel to Heavenly Sword!!!


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+ hobb123 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

will gamestop have the demo too


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    + aqizilbash on April 13th, 2009 at 11:57 am said:

    No, just Best Buy and GameCrazy.


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+ FearMonkey on April 13th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Great news! :)

However, I must add that I am not a fan of pre-order bonuses. Especially ones that offer new gameplay features. All that should be the same for everybody IMO. The Home stuff is cool though since that doesn’t affect the game in any way.


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+ MainEv3nt_69 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

how do you get the Home outfit in Canada??


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+ EmperorKorea on April 13th, 2009 at 11:56 am said:

WILL WE BE ABLE TO CUSTOMIZE COLE’S APPEARANCE?

I don’t like having to play as a baldie. thanks.


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+ singhjeet29 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

Will the gigawatt blades be available in the game normally, (ie through karma choices and leveling up your powers?)

cause I’d rather not start the game with this sort of power, it just looks uber deadly. Regardless I plan to pre-order … inFamous looks amazing, and I’ve only had good things to say about Sucker Punch in my child hood.


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+ MaN_uTd_10 on April 13th, 2009 at 11:59 am said:

Oh please reply to me :(

Any news from SCEE about this?

Chelsea fan…. :P


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    + aqizilbash on April 13th, 2009 at 12:09 pm said:

    What\’s with all the United fans!!! ..more info on SCEE release coming shortly.


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+ inveigle on April 13th, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

Awesome! Looking forward too it!


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+ KINGV84 on April 13th, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

Why is everybody complaining about the demo being a early access preorder bonus? The game releases on May 26 and the demo for everybody else comes out on May 21. You got 5 days to try the demo before you have to go to the store and get it the game or not. Preorder the game from Amazon or another retailer with the other bonus items. Am getting mine from Amazon! Thanks Sony!


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+ JSiky on April 13th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

Great news though I think that having all of these things available through pre-order no matter who the retailer would be is much better for pre-order sales. Why force the consumer to buy from someone they don’t wish to support just because they want an exclusive that the retailer has?

Great values on the pre-orders themselves, but how much better for the fans would it be for the pre-order to consist of an exclusive power, early access AS WELL as HOME gear? I think if anything, HOME gear as extras for pre-orders really drives players towards using it more. I myself haven’t even downloaded HOME yet and I really don’t feel any urge to, but if I were to get the outfit for HOME I might just downloaded it just to check it out and isn’t that the least Sony would want?


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+ NightHawk17 on April 13th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

I LOVE YOU SUCKER PUNCH!!! now i can play InFamous even sooner, How about Cole’s outfit for Home that would be sweet


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+ Mattchewie on April 13th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

This game has been on my watch list since the teaser trailer was shown …what, last year? Glad to hear its getting bumped up!


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+ spunnups on April 13th, 2009 at 12:05 pm said:

Extremely lame how they split up the power and home costume. Still a day 1 at gamestop for me.


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+ JaKhris on April 13th, 2009 at 12:06 pm said:

Will Europe get a change to get some of the those pre-order goodies? Those Gigawatt blades are looking good. :)


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+ x3x1x on April 13th, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

Congrats to Sucker Punch for getting your game out early!


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