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Drink Up inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood on Tuesday

Collin Moore's Avatar + Posted by Collin Moore on Oct 21, 2011 // Communications Manager, Zombie Studios

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inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood will be available on the PlayStation Store in just a couple days: Tuesday, October 25th in North America for $9.99, and $7.99 for PlayStation Plus members (you can even pre-order now on the PlayStation Store). Play it with the classic DualShock or try it out with PlayStation Move support!

Before you get your hands on the game, we had Animation Director Billy Harper and Marketing Director Ken Schramm pack their bags for a whirlwind three-day tour spanning 5,668 miles, two coasts, three cities, and over 20 interviews with press from North America and beyond. It was an amazing couple of days of sharing the latest adventure in the inFAMOUS universe.

We have been pretty quiet about Festival of Blood since we teased you with a clip revealing Bloody Mary at PAX. Since then we have been hard at work crafting this next adventure, adding in all the final details and finishing touches on this standalone game to make the perfect purchase right in time for Halloween. This press tour allowed us to pull the curtain back and give one big preview before the game comes out next week. Billy and Ken covered tons of the new features in Festival of Blood, some of which we will cover here.

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With a totally new story in Festival of Blood, of course we had to give Cole a totally new set of powers. One power that fans have always wanted in an inFAMOUS game has been the ability to fly, and with Festival of Blood we thought it was time to give Cole the chance to spread his wings. Bat wings, that is, with a new power called Shadow Swarm. While Shadow Swarm allows you to experience New Marais in a whole new way, it does come at the expense of the innocent people walking around in the night as you must feed upon them to fuel your flight.

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Speaking of Pyre Night, all of New Marais celebrates this hallowed night by shrouding the entire city with banners, fireworks, and pedestrians dressing up in the streets. The look of the Pyre Night comes from Sucker Punch’s City Team spending the summer dreaming up the spooky street party that features surprises around every corner. The abandoned subway lines of New Marais have been converted to macabre underground catacombs. Stepping into these dark corridors would leave anyone unsettled, even more so when you find out that Bloody Mary’s minions have been crawling around inside them for years.

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User-generated content (UGC) is a key part of the inFAMOUS universe, as you can see from our Cole’s Missing Mission Contest (the grand prize winner receives a $1,000 PlayStation Store gift card!), and we haven’t forgotten this feature with Festival of Blood. Over the last couple of months we have been listening to your feedback and playing all the missions we can from the community and the one thing we have been seeing is the desire to create strong narrative missions. To help users tell their stories, we are happy to add the new 2D cutscene tool with Festival of Blood that allows you to create comic book-inspired cutscenes in your missions. You now can create intro sequences, provide key story details mid-mission, or end your mission with a bang. Along with the 2D cutscene Tool, Festival of Blood brings a whole new set of gory assets to the UGC universe and you can now design missions with as many fiends and harpies as you want.

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If you haven’t had a chance, read some of the previews we have listed below:

Stay tuned to infamousthegame.com and join our forums on SuckerPunch.com for future updates on inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood. Also follow us on Twitter, @SuckerPunchProd, and check out our Facebook Page.

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+ Twice_the_A on October 21st, 2011 at 6:32 pm said:

yes please tell me there is gonna be a platinum trophy :D. Got it for Infamous 1 and 2, and would love one for FoB/2.5


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+ Kasaix on October 21st, 2011 at 7:24 pm said:

Can’t wait for this. I already pre-ordered it. Thanks, guys! Still hoping against hope for a Infamous 3.


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+ tony300 on October 21st, 2011 at 7:46 pm said:

Now that’s a really cool game to bring out in October. I am glad they announced when this game will be released. I pre-ordered it a few weeks ago. Looks AWESOME and so does the Dynamic Theme it comes with.


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+ shermanator98 on October 21st, 2011 at 7:47 pm said:

im soooooooooooooo sikked 4 Infamous festival of blood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i already pre-ordered it!!!!! I’m counting down the days on my calendar !!!!!!!!


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+ KGH on October 21st, 2011 at 8:08 pm said:

Will there be a new “Good” power set?


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+ xBaTmaNx384 on October 21st, 2011 at 9:38 pm said:

cool this dlc is the best


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+ GMFCO311 on October 21st, 2011 at 10:38 pm said:

Too bad Amazon doesn’t sell the PSN cards anymore, otherwise I would buy this day one! What’s up with that Sony? Who knows if or when I’ll remember to buy a PSN card in a retail store!


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+ zomby98 on October 22nd, 2011 at 12:04 am said:

does it also comes out in Europe on October 25th? please, answer.


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+ angelspawn77 on October 22nd, 2011 at 12:41 am said:

Had this pre-ordered since the first day I could, I was excited when this was announced, can’t wait to play it! Wonder how long it is? Hopefully its at least a few hours, I don’t expect it to be Infamous 2 long, but hopefully its at least 5 hours if not more. The theme for this is awesome btw, definitely gives off the halloween mood whenever I turn on my ps3.


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+ NotoriousGamer on October 22nd, 2011 at 2:46 am said:

Will Infamous 2 festival of blood trophies be displayed inside the addon folder of infamous 2 or separately along all games?


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+ Doozer17268 on October 22nd, 2011 at 3:23 am said:

I pre-ordered it and it looks awesome. I still haven’t completely finished the first InFamous but, I’m working on it….


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+ remanutd5 on October 22nd, 2011 at 6:38 am said:

have you guys thought about bringing the franchise to playstation vita? or sly ?


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+ Chuckbait on October 22nd, 2011 at 8:14 am said:

So, if you pre order this game, it only costs 8 bucks even if you are not a plus member?


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+ Chuckbait on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:00 am said:

“inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood will be available on the PlayStation Store in just a couple days: Tuesday, October 25th in North America for $9.99, and $7.99 for PlayStation Plus members (and for those who pre-ordered). Play it with the classic DualShock or try it out with PlayStation Move support!”

The above statement, as seen on the main page of the psblog, is logically the same as saying that the game will be out on tuesday (in NA) for $10, and also available on tuesday for $7.99 for Plus members and for $7.99 for those that pre-ordered it but are not plus members.

This is misleading of course, as the game is probably ten dollars to non plus members who preorder the game.


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+ ZackFair1219 on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:16 am said:

Looking forward to the PS Move on this game, but I only have two wands and not the one with the thumb stick, am I out of luck?


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+ GalatasarayEken on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:46 am said:

Just wondering if there is a platinum trophy, other people are wondering as well, if so I’ll buy this game :)


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+ GarrettKapman on October 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 am said:

Pre-ordered the game yesterday. The free dynamic theme is awesome. And to those asking, it is $9.99 to pre-order if you are not a plus member.


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+ rabidninjamonky on October 22nd, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

Ok, what’s gonna take longer, downloading the game or completing the game?


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+ JitteryJordan on October 22nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm said:

I can’t wait.


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+ snowman_perez on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm said:

Since I have automatic download because I have PS+ and i pre-ordered the game, will I have it start downloading at 12am tuesday?


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+ Mel_Gibson_bwww on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm said:

Will Infamous: Festival of Blood have full trophy support? or will it just be a few trophies without a platinum?


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+ YungShep on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:36 pm said:

@31 the dynamic theme is sweet! i just came back on here to think yall for the new theme, its awesome! i pre ordered it on wednesday


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+ YungShep on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:38 pm said:

@62 the benefit of pre ordering it if you dont have plus is the discount. if you have plus you get the 7.99 price regardless. they’ve always promoted new games like this, it’s about 20%


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+ comicfan007 on October 23rd, 2011 at 12:59 am said:

Pre-ordered !!!


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+ CaptainJeff87 on October 23rd, 2011 at 7:20 am said:

Let’s just hope we get this early on Tue (afternoon/evening) as opposed to last Tue when we had to wait until ten at night for one game (Payday: The Heist).


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+ afe_rny on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:55 am said:

that looks nice


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+ kidmk1 on October 23rd, 2011 at 11:14 am said:

i cant wait .. point blank!!!


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+ k79566312 on October 23rd, 2011 at 12:24 pm said:

The 2D cutscene tool will only be available for those who purchase this Downloadable Content?Or a free UGC pack, like the previous ones?Please respond.


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    + Collin Moore on October 24th, 2011 at 10:31 am said:

    the 2D Cut Scene Tool will be in both inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood and inFAMOUS 2. For inFAMOUS 2, it will be enabled via a patch that will be out shortly.


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+ intombedlemon55 on October 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm said:

i cant wait for this dlc or game which ever u wanna call it the theme is soooooooooooo cool


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+ intombedlemon55 on October 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm said:

also does cole have all of his other powers too


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+ gilgamesh21 on October 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm said:

Question for Collin, and Sucker Punch,

I’m not interested in the main inFamous 2 game, and certainly not Festival of Blood, but I’m interested in creating and playing my own levels, and levels others have made with the UGC tools. Could you release the UGC tools as a downloadable stand-alone with no main story attached? It would just allow people to create, play, and share their own levels, and play levels created by others, and of course benefit from any UGC updates. Thanks for your time!


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    + Collin Moore on October 24th, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

    At this time we have no plans to have a stand alone UGC tool for inFAMOUS 2 or Festival of Blood.


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+ snakebit10 on October 24th, 2011 at 11:31 am said:

Will we have to wait untill tomorrow to know what the trophies will be for the game?


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+ Chuckbait on October 24th, 2011 at 11:47 am said:

Why my comment didn’t receive a response? Apparently, the free theme is the only benefit to preordering…

Which isn’t too bad, as I still havent played inFamous 2 yet, so in no rush to play this festival.


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+ ahmedatef2 on October 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm said:

The game will be released in less 6 hours and the infamous 2 patch has not been yet released ?
also how will i download the patch ???


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+ ahmedatef2 on October 24th, 2011 at 5:31 pm said:

Can you reply please ?
will the game and the patch hit the store on 12 o’clock ?


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+ ahmedatef2 on October 24th, 2011 at 5:44 pm said:

can anyone reply please ?
will the game and the patch hit the store on 12 o’clock ?


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+ thshdw on October 24th, 2011 at 6:43 pm said:

I agree that a midnight release would be killer, especially for those of us that pre-ordered! Lets hope that happens!


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+ ahmedatef2 on October 24th, 2011 at 8:29 pm said:

it will be a killer indeed , but what about infamous 2 patch when will they release it ?


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+ thshdw on October 24th, 2011 at 9:19 pm said:

It would be awesome! I’m itching to get my hands on Festival of blood. Unfortunately I’m pretty sure we wont see any midnight release. We probably wont see it till they update the store on Tuesday and that probably wont happen till late in the day. Regarding the patch, I don’t think they have released a date. Collin Moore just said shortly.


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+ ahmedatef2 on October 24th, 2011 at 9:56 pm said:

Shortly can mean days or even a week
just hope to be imminent


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+ Shinigami_Death_ on October 24th, 2011 at 10:51 pm said:

I preordered this game and I’m so excited. I just love the dynamic theme that came with a pre order. this game looks so freaking awesome.it’s a shame I haven’t played infamous 2 yet but I have played the first 1 and loved it. the games not yet but I can definitely tell this is a whole new dimension in the infamous universe. can’t wait to play. Happy Halloween!!!!!! (+_+)


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+ twiztidjuggalo78 on October 25th, 2011 at 12:20 am said:

what time is gonna be released??? it is 320 am of the 25th and it still not available


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+ twiztidjuggalo78 on October 25th, 2011 at 2:10 am said:

ok now its 510 am and still no game::(


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+ darkmagic212 on October 25th, 2011 at 5:53 am said:

It is now 8:53 am has the game been inexplicably delayed or some other unforseen factor, preventing it from being on the PSN


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+ Garylisk on October 25th, 2011 at 6:04 am said:

AUGH! Waiting is torturous! When will it appear so I may download?


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+ twiztidjuggalo78 on October 25th, 2011 at 8:38 am said:

i agree it is 11:40 am and it is still not up


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+ Twice_the_A on October 25th, 2011 at 9:07 am said:

When is this game being released foreal because apparently its not the 25th -__-


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+ magicfan345 on October 25th, 2011 at 9:23 am said:

Hi, I realize this is a standalone game and you do not need to have Infamous 1 or 2. However, from a story and gameplay standpoint, should I play Infamous 2 before playing Festival of Blood ? Will this Festival game spoil the story of Infamous 2, or give away any secrets of New Marais or anything like that ?
I’ve played Infamous 1, but haven’t gotten to play Infamous 2 yet…. I pre-ordered FOB, just wondering if I should wait to play it, to follow the storyline chronologically….. ???


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+ treyhighway on October 25th, 2011 at 9:40 am said:

AAAAHHHHHH ITS 9:40!!!


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+ twiztidjuggalo78 on October 25th, 2011 at 9:44 am said:

i wish they tell us when it will up for download


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