If you had been holding off on playing The Order: 1886 because the price was too high, then you’re in luck! According to the latest PSN update, Sony has dropped the price of five of their biggest exclusives to $19.99. The sale includes inFamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, The Order: 1886, and LittleBigPlanet 3. If you are looking for an additional deal, you can get $15 in PSN credit if you spend $100 before November 3rd.
I’ve been waiting on a price drop for The Order:1886 and inFamous: Second Son for a while, so it looks like now is the opportune time to get my hands on them.
Do you plan on buying any of these PlayStation 4 exclusives now that they’re on sale? Sound off in the comments below!
Back in August we learned that Sucker Punch had been hit with layoffs following the completion of the First Light DLC for Infamous: Second Son. This is pretty standard procedure for most companies, and small layoffs often follow the launch of a game until it’s time to work on a new game and more staff members need to be added. It looks like that time is now, as Sucker Punch has put up a job listing for a concept artist with a grasp on “architectural and environmental design and illustration; including a strong handle on lighting, and color.” Here’s the full listing:
We are looking for a strong concept artist with lots of potential, to join the Sucker Punch team. This is a full time onsite position. You will work directly with the Art Director to communicate the artistic vision of our game through conceptual illustration, as well as support the environment and character teams with production concept sketches throughout completion of the title. The focus here is on design and ideation, not just digital painting or illustration. Pretty pictures won’t cut it.
The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for strong architectural and environmental design and illustration; including a strong handle on lighting, and color. They will also possess an ability to execute at a high level of craftsmanship in rendering and clear, explanatory production art for modelers.
Just prior to the launch of Second Son, Sucker Punch had not yet settled on what their next venture would be, so development of this new game must have started within the last few months. Are you hoping for another entry in the Infamous series, or something new? sound off in the comments!
Best Buy is living up to the name right now with great deals on some of the most popular PlayStation 4 games out so far. Right now, you can pick up the launch title Killzone Shadow Fall, normally $39.99, for just $19.99. You can also score Infamous: Second Son, normally still the full release price of $59.99, for $39.99. That’s $20 off each, so if you’ve been looking for a chance to flesh our your PlayStation 4 library but don’t have a lot of spare cash, this is a pretty sweet deal.
An incredible one million copies of Infamous: Second Son have been sold in a mere nine days according
to Sony Computer Entertainment Australia. This number makes this installment of Infamous the quickest-selling one yet. PlayStation4 sales in the UK skyrocketed
106% during the launch compared to the week before. Infamous: Second Son will also be receiving its first update soon,
which will contain a few requested features, so definitely check it out.
I got into the first game a bit, and sort of faded away from it half way through. What are your opinions on the series?
Sucker Punch Production’s inFAMOUS: Second Son was released a week or so ago with very positive reviews, making many a PlayStation 4 owner happy with a new first party exclusive. In an interview, Sucker Punch’s Nate Fox talked about the future of the series where the games can take place in different locations around the world along many different timelines. Basically, he said that they will probably take the route of Assassin’s Creed and have our super powered protagonist use his powers anywhere, anytime. Fox also said that he would be fine with Sucker Punch only making inFAMOUS games.
“That’s a good curse to be saddled with. inFamous is a really broad concept – an everyday person gets powers and decides if they want to use them for good or evil. That could be anybody of any age, any gender, any time, any country. It’s as wide open as superhero fiction.” — Nate Fox
If you ask me, I like the idea of the franchise taking place during different eras and locations. It would bring new life and ideas into future sequels of the franchise. However, I do think they need to make new IPs. I mean, this is Sucker Punch, the original creator of both the Sly Cooper franchise and the inFAMOUS franchise. I think Sony will give them some money and time to work on a brand new franchise. Personally, I would be very tired of working on one IP for many years. More well known developers should be able to be creative and take some risks with new ideas, as people can get tired of the same game. But really, as long as they don’t do a yearly release, I am fine with sequels.
With the release of inFamous: Second Son on March 21st of last week, the PlayStation 4 has received a boost in sales of 106% in the UK. MCV UK has been told by “a trusted retail source” that not only did the sales of the PlayStation 4 spike 106% following the release, but it also pushed Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, who had been sitting as the number one best selling PlayStation 4 game, down to second place.
The old video game saying goes “software sells hardware.” That idiom always proves to be true when big console-exclusive system sellers like inFamous: Second Son or Titanfall, whose release caused Xbox One sales to spike 96%, come out. Exclusives are what players consider when choosing their console, and the Sony exclusive inFamous series has been doing good for the PlayStation brand since its release in 2009. inFamous: Second Son seems to be carrying on that legacy.
Who all has had a chance to play inFamous: Second Son? Is it as good as the hype make it out to be? Is this game enough to warrant the purchase of a PlayStation 4? Comment below with thoughts!
Infamous: Second Son‘s due for release on PlayStation 4 in just two days, so, obviously, Sony’s plugging it pretty hard right now, but I’ll be damned if they aren’t doing a good job of it. The latest is a short, thirty-second accolades trailer in which Delsin is shown kicking the shit out of people to a punk rock-ish tune while quotations of praise from various outlets pop on and off screen. There’s a bit calling it “the first truly next-gen experience for the PS4,” one that says it “looks and plays like a dream,” another claiming it’s “explosive and electrifying,” and others.
It’s all very cool, very pretty, and very stylish.
Sucker Punch Productions’ hit inFAMOUS series is renowned for its gritty exploration of how super powers can be used for either good or evil, but according to Sucker Punch co-founder Chris Zimmerman, the original idea was much closer to Nintendo’s cute Animal Crossing series.
“The original idea for inFAMOUS, believe it or not, was that it was kind of Animal Crossing, but you were a super hero. All Kinds of crazy stuff like that. We worked on that for about a year in that direction. So much more stylized, much more cartoony than what you end up seeing. We worked hard to see if we could make that work.” — Chris Zimmerman
Obviously somewhere along the line, that idea became the inFAMOUS we see today, but it’s hard to believe that it underwent such a radical change in development. Considering that Animal Crossing is just about the polar opposite of inFAMOUS, I imagine that Zimmerman is using it merely as an example rather than an exact representation of their original vision for inFAMOUS, but either way, it’s fun to imagine what could have been.
Infamous: Second Son will be hitting stores in just under a month (March 21st), so don’t be surprised if you start seeing quite a lot in terms of promotional media for the game. Going along with that, the official Infamous Facebook page has posted the winners of their Second Son live action MOFILM competition. There are four videos in all, and they actually have fairly good production values.
Infamous fans, get excited. Gameplay footage of the upcoming addition to the series, Infamous: Second Son, was leaked yesterday through a Russian website called Lenta. The video is (as you’d expect) in Russian, but that won’t stop you from marveling as Delsin uses his new “Neon” power to make his way through Seattle at night. This title is only a month away from launch, set to release March 21st, exclusively for PlayStation 4.
Speaking from personal experience, playing the PlayStation 3 exclusive inFAMOUS was a lot of fun, and the open world city made for some pretty interesting encounters. But the game’s setting never really felt “real.” There were loads of character models walking the streets, sure, but nothing about them felt like much more than decoration. This didn’t ruin inFAMOUS, not by a long shot, but I’d say it was certainly a mark against it. In inFAMOUS: Second Son, it seems Sucker Punch is addressing it.
Creative director Nate Fox was speaking with the Official PlayStation Magazine, discussing the concept of “The Reality Bubble,” when he explained that, in Second Son, Sucker Punch developers “don’t want it to feel like when [our hero] Delsin leaves the block, everything goes away.” He says they’ve got “more systems running concurrently than ever before,” working together to create a city that feels more alive than those of the previous inFAMOUS games.
“We have a term inside the studio called The Reality Bubble. We don’t want it to feel like when [our hero] Delsin leaves the block, everything goes away. So we actually have things going on. There are more systems running concurrently than ever before – the urban ecosystem, all these pedestrians interacting with each other in ways that fill out their attitudes about what’s going on in the city. This is something new to Second Son that we’ve never tried in the previous two inFamous games.” — Nate Fox
To me, that sounds fantastic. One of my major problems with the first inFAMOUS (and it seemed reflected in the little time I spent with inFAMOUS 2) was that the world felt like a delivery vessel for content rather than an actual place in which events were occurring. inFAMOUS: Second Son may very well end up being the first game I actually buy for my PlayStation 4. Are you looking forward to it?
It didn’t manage to make it as a launch title, and it’s not going to make its previously announced February release date either, but inFAMOUS: Second Son is still very adamantly sticking within the launch window. Sony now says Second Son is “Coming March 21st, 2014,” about four months from now. The Limited and Collector’s editions of the game will presumably be available on the same day.
Alongside this announcement comes a new trailer showing off “Delsin’s latest power, Neon,” which is some sort of glowing purple energy-type thing. Apparently a few of the game’s developers got into a debate on “which power is actually the best,” wherein Lead Designer Jaime Griesemer described the Neon power as “basically firing lasers out of your hands, so you’re a natural sniper,” saying it’s “all about precision from a distance.”
Darren Bridges (Power Designer): Ok, is this really a debate? Smoke is the clear winner. There’s nothing better than dashing in and choke-slamming some DUP stooge, then firing a Cinder Blast that destroys the tower his buddies are standing on.
Jaime Griesemer (Lead Designer): Sure, if you want to get your hands dirty, Smoke is great. But Neon is clean and streamlined. You’re basically firing lasers out of your hands, so you’re a natural sniper. With Neon, combat is all about precision from a distance. Each shot hits hard, especially if you’re targeting the enemy’s weak points. Neon lets you dissect a squad of Dupes like a glowing purple surgeon.
Darren: Sniping is cool, but Smoke lets you travel through air vents and launch yourself out over the rooftops. It turns the entire city into your own personal playground. And smoke is everywhere — if you run out, you just damage a car and get some more. That’s like being able to punch a cow and make hamburgers fly out.
Jaime: Interesting metaphor… But who needs to go on a “vent hunt” when you can just run straight up a wall, instead?! Neon gets you where you want to go, fast. And enemies aren’t going to be able to hit a streak of light. Plus, draining Neon looks cooler.
The PlayStation Blog has just recently had some hands-on
time with inFAMOUS: Second Son, and now they have provided some great screenshots from
the game. The next inFAMOUS title is set to be released in February
2014 and is looking promising for those getting a PlayStation 4.
So are you looking forward to the game? Make sure to check out the screenshots below and let us know what you think!
Releasing February next year, inFAMOUS: Second Son is one of Sony’s premiere launch window exclusives for PlayStation 4, and Sony’s just revealed that, following the trend of so many other AAA titles, the game will be receiving some special editions, in this case being of the Collector’s and Limited varieties. You can get the the Limited Edition by pre-ordering or already having pre-ordered in the past, and you can get the Collector’s Edition for the bumped up price of $79.99 while supplies lasts.
As potential later-adopters will certainly be a bit irritated to find out, both special editions come with exclusive DLC which will be (arbitrarily?) kept from those who purchase the standard edition, as ” it’s only available through these offers here.” Both have altered covers as well, the Limited Edition with a foil version of the original artwork and the Collector’s Edition with special, exclusive special artwork plus a pretty box.
The exclusive DLC goes by the name of Cole’s Legacy and is said to ” bridge the gap” between inFAMOUS 2 and inFAMOUS: Second Son, which, for those unaware, features a different protagonist than its two series predecessors. The description given for Cole’s Legacy is a bit small, so here’s a transcription:
“Play through a series of missions to uncover what happened between the devastating events of Infamous 2 and Infamous Second Son. Complete the mission and unlock Cole’s jacket in-game.”
And without further ado, here are the images shown by Sony alongside the reveal:
Complementing the bits I’ve already explained, the Collector’s Edition has a few other trinkets that may be of interest to inFAMOUS‘s more enthusiastic fans. According to the bullet points on the image below, inFAMOUS: Second Son Collector’s Edition comes with a “premium replica of Delsin’s beanie,” a “set of 8 pins from Delsin’s in-game vest,” an “official DUP patch,” and “exclusive digital content: Delsin’s ‘Legendary’ in-game vest” alongside a retail copy of the game itself. Here’s the picture:
Pre-order DLC—really DLC of any kind, but especially pre-order DLC—is something I’m always incredibly skeptical of, but if that’s your thing, then it looks like you’re going to want to pre-order Sucker Punch’s inFAMOUS: Second Son on PlayStation 4. Are any of you planning to?
During a video interview with Sucker Punch’s Nate Fox, the director of inFamous: Second Son, the folks over at DualShockers asked whether or not Fox had anything to say regarding Sony’s struggling handheld PS Vita. It’s definitely not conclusive proof, but Fox’s wording and awkward delivery of his response may be an indication that Sucker Punch and Sony are working on a PS Vita entry for the inFamous series:
“Uh, right now we’re only talking about the PS4 game. I would love to talk to you about any Vita related title when… or if the time comes.” — Nate Fox
Look above and move YouTube’s time slider down to 5:45 to see the interview excerpt regarding inFamous and PS Vita.
Infamous: Second Son is an upcoming action-adventure game releasing exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and was originally planned to be released alongside Sony’s next gen console.
Infamous: Second Son is set approximately 7 years after the events of the Infamous 2 (the good ending, that is) in Seattle, Washington, and the player takes control of Delsin Rowe, a 24-year old graffiti artist. With his awakened conduit abilities, Delsin dedicates himself to opposing the Department of Unified Protection (DUP), who are basically the official bad guys who fear and fight to restrain Conduits.
inFAMOUS: Second Son is quickly becoming the flagship title of the PlayStation 4. Sure, the game doesn’t launch when Sony’s console does, but we’ve been promised an early 2014 release date! That’s not far from the November 15th PS4 release!
Sony used Gamescom to their advantage, giving us another look at Sucker Punch’s Second Son. We get to see the character Abigail Walker, or Fetch, hit the streets of Seattle. Deslin Rowe tests out his electrical powers for the first time, calling back the honorable, or dishonorable, Cole MacGrath.
One of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 titles, Sucker Punch’s inFAMOUS: Second Son, is poised to be perhaps Sony’s biggest early exclusive, bringing some next generation polish to the inFAMOUS sandbox. To whet our appetites even further, several new screenshots of Second Son have just recently been released onto the internet.
inFamous: Second Son is one of the PlayStation 4’s flagship titles. Although the game is missing the console’s launch later this year, Sucker Punch’s latest action adventure looks and plays impressively, showcasing the PlayStation 4’s capabilities.
The game looks great and it plays great, too. With the next-generation hardware comes shiny new graphics, and boy, does this title look pretty. Car headlights reflect off the pavement, the tiniest flickers of flame are seen in each projectile, the character’s faces duplicate reality. Second Son is one sexy game, and these new screens prove that fact.