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Sucker Punch doing InFamous sequel?

Sucker Punch doing InFamous sequel?

Actor lets cat out of bag via Twitter.

Rumours are swirling that a sequel to PS3 exclusive InFamous is on the way.

It's all thanks to actor David Sullivan, who posted the following message on his Twitter page: "First voiceover / motion capture audition today for a videogame. Re-casting of Cole in the sequel of Infamous. 'I'll melt your face.' e.g."

At least, G4 says that's what he posted - the message has since mysteriously disappeared.

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Sony confirms inFamous PS3 bundle

Sony confirms inFamous PS3 bundle

Get the game and a console for 300 quid.

Sony has confirmed an inFamous hardware bundle is about to hit the shops.

For GBP 299.99 you'll get an 80GB console plus a copy of the game, which scored a healthy 7/10 on Eurogamer.

The bundle is retailing for GBP 279.99 on Amazon, with a free HDMI cable thrown in.

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PSN update: demos, DLC, more demos

PSN update: demos, DLC, more demos

inFamous! Marvel vs. Capcom! Red Gorillas!

There are demos aplenty on the PS3 Store this weekend, including tasters for inFamous, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

There's plenty more content for existing PS3 games as well. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena gets a map pack as does F.E.A.R. 2. There are some monster-themed costumes and level-making tools for LittleBigPlanet, plus some special Live recordings by Alice Cooper for Rock Band. Alice, remember, is a man. It's so confusing.

Also, note the excellent puzzler Fading Shadows for download on PSP. This costs 12 quid but is well worth the money. Pop over to our Fading Shadows review to find out more.

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Current funs.

With the two games arriving within weeks of each other, comparisons between the superhero open-worlds of Sucker Punch's PS3-exclusive inFamous and Radical's multiformat Prototype are inevitable, but with the former now a thoroughly known quantity, there are more precise points of reference, and one of them is another game released this month - Bionic Commando. Equipped with unfussy free-climbing controls and the ability to rail-grind overhead power-cables, inFamous hero Cole McGrath has more in common with Capcom's Nathan Spencer than just his surly disposition and sandpaper larynx: he travels in style, if not with the same difficulty.

Elaborating on Sly Raccoon's lock-on equilibrium, inFamous allows Cole to clamber almost freely across the surfaces of buildings, perch on fences and spikes, run on all fours up the side of girders and pipes, and sprint over tightropes, beams and cables. If you make a jump for something, the game makes sure you connect over the last few feet, anchoring your purchase to appropriate contact and never threatening to drop you to the ground. If anything, it's rather difficult to descend, and Cole's other attributes cushion any actual fall from distance, providing it's not into deadly water.

Deadly, because the crumbling city beneath Cole's rooftop highways has been freshly downtrodden by a massive explosion, which has thrown the masonry into a slouch, the neighbourhoods of Neon, the Warren and the Historic District to murderous gangs, and, most pertinently, the laws of nature off Cole's axis. Infused with electrical powers, he's Force Lightning sieved into a non-linear progression system, firing electricity from his palms and tossing cars into the air on a shockwave to begin with, developing electricity grenades and slow-motion precision shots over time, and ultimately calling bolts from the heavens. Stay away from the water, and make sure to keep an eye out for anything connected to the mains, which rebuilds the all-purpose electricity ammo meter with a tug of the left trigger.

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Finish inFamous completely in 25 hours

It's much shorter if blinkered, says dev.

Sucker Punch boss Chris Zimmerman reckons openworld action game inFamous will take a maximum of 25 hours to complete, and less if people stick to the straight and narrow.

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Infamous last words.

"I was in this riot, actually," says inFamous creative director Nate Fox. "It was awesome."

InFamous gets UK release date

InFamous gets UK release date

It's out a bit earlier than planned.

Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that InFamous will launch in the UK on 29th May.

That's a touch earlier than previously thought - the company had stated the game would be released in June. Hooray!

In the US, InFamous will come bundled with a multiplayer beta key for Uncharted: Among Thieves. Sony's working on European plans, so here's hoping we'll get a similar deal.

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inFamous to include Uncharted beta key

inFamous to include Uncharted beta key

It's a US promotion - Europe has plans.

Sony has revealed that everyone who buys inFamous in the US will receive a bonus - access to the multiplayer beta test for Uncharted 2.

This is a US-specific promotion, but Sony has told Eurogamer that it's working on something for Europe that will be announced in due course.

Uncharted 2's multiplayer modes - five-on-five competitive matches and three-player co-op - have just been announced by Sony and developer Naughty Dog. You can read more about them in our hands-on preview.

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GDC: inFamous

Cole power.

Last year was all about the battle of the band games, as Rock Band went head-to-head with Guitar Hero. Things will be different in 2009 - unless Activision decides to release a Rolling Stones game, but that's another story. This year, it's time for a superhero showdown as Radical's Prototype takes on inFamous, a PS3 exclusive from Sucker Punch.

Coming Attractions: Action & Adventure

Get juiced and get thinking.

We've had indie and esoterica, sports and music, MMOs and RPGs, and fighting and strategy, which just leaves the glamour girls of action, adventure, shooters and racing to strut their stuff.

inFamous length "still to be determined"

Sucker Punch still hard at it.

Sucker Punch hasn't worked out how long its openworld superhero game inFamous will eventually be despite (admittedly jokey) reports to the contrary stemming from our live interview with Nate Fox last week.

Live inFamous interview on Weds

Nate Fox from Sucker Punch at 6pm.

Eurogamer readers will be able to speak to Sucker Punch's Nate Fox this Wednesday, 12th November, at 6pm GMT in our latest live text interview.

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Graphic. Novel?

You can whine all you like about the fact 99 per cent of games are the same nowadays, about how they're all about shooting monsters into bloody messes in post-apocalyptic American cities. I spent 99 per cent of E3 week doing just that. But are developers simply being lazy? Or are they just giving gamers what they want?

InFamous due in 2009, new details

InFamous due in 2009, new details

Sucker Punch's PS3 superhero sandbox.

Sucker Punch's upcoming sandbox superhero game, inFamous, is due out next year in PAL regions and Sony has some new screenshots to get you worked up about it.

They depict player-character Dylan wreaking havoc on the fictional Empire City, using his various zappy Palpatine powers to send cars flying into buses while hanging from a lamp-post. The scamp.

According to details released by Sony yesterday, and a recent cover feature in a US games magazine, inFamous begins with a massive explosion in Empire City and Dylan emerging from the rubble, crackling with electricity.

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PS3 exclusive superhero action.

PS3 exclusive superhero action.

E3: Sony unveils Infamous

E3: Sony unveils Infamous

New IP from Sucker Punch.

Sony eventually got around to exclusive games at its E3 conference earlier today, revealing a new superhero-themed title from Sucker Punch, developers of the Sly Cooper series.

It looks to be a moody third-person action game, which lets you choose your fate as either a hero or a villain brandishing wonderful and powerful abilities. As you grow and either wreak havoc or seek justice, the city and population will evolve around you - depending on the choices you make.

We saw the main character flip over cars, blow things up and fight a robot in the on-stage trailer. It wasn't unlike the action in Crackdown. But that can't be a bad thing.

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