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InFamous Demo Hits PSN, Retail Appears In The Wild

Everyone can check out a sample of Sucker Punch's latest right now, and a lucky few of you might find the game for sale early.

Something-something 2: Electric Boogaloo.
The official PlayStation.Blog has posted its weekly PSN update indicating that the demo for Sucker Punch's electric superhero romp InFamous is now available for everyone to download. (Previously, the demo was locked up behind a lousy preorder exclusivity scenario, which is completely counter to a demo's primary purpose of letting you know if you want to buy a game in the first place. But I digress.) Go download and check it out, I beseech you.

Meanwhile, earlier today online games retailer and longtime import king NCS posted retail copies of InFamous, fully ready for shipping. Jeff darn near ponied up the $25 surcharge to get a copy sent here tomorrow for the weekend--but he lost his chance, since NCS has already sold out of its initial shipment. They promise a restock tomorrow, so you can still pay through the nose to get a copy sent to you on Saturday if you so desire.

More generally, since NCS has and is selling the game now, you might also run into InFamous at retail over the weekend, so I thought I'd drop a quick note to say that I'm almost through the end of the game, and unless it completely flies off the rails somehow during the last few missions, it's totally awesome. So in advance of a full review on Monday, my tentative recommendation for you is to buy this game and play it.

If a demo ain't enough for you (or you don't have a PS3 or something), this video runs down a lot of what goes on in the game, such as me dying repeatedly.

  


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Posted by Brad
Something-something 2: Electric Boogaloo.
The official PlayStation.Blog has posted its weekly PSN update indicating that the demo for Sucker Punch's electric superhero romp InFamous is now available for everyone to download. (Previously, the demo was locked up behind a lousy preorder exclusivity scenario, which is completely counter to a demo's primary purpose of letting you know if you want to buy a game in the first place. But I digress.) Go download and check it out, I beseech you.

Meanwhile, earlier today online games retailer and longtime import king NCS posted retail copies of InFamous, fully ready for shipping. Jeff darn near ponied up the $25 surcharge to get a copy sent here tomorrow for the weekend--but he lost his chance, since NCS has already sold out of its initial shipment. They promise a restock tomorrow, so you can still pay through the nose to get a copy sent to you on Saturday if you so desire.

More generally, since NCS has and is selling the game now, you might also run into InFamous at retail over the weekend, so I thought I'd drop a quick note to say that I'm almost through the end of the game, and unless it completely flies off the rails somehow during the last few missions, it's totally awesome. So in advance of a full review on Monday, my tentative recommendation for you is to buy this game and play it.

If a demo ain't enough for you (or you don't have a PS3 or something), this video runs down a lot of what goes on in the game, such as me dying repeatedly.

  


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Posted by TwinkleTowez

Dowloading now! thanks GiantBomb!

Posted by Jawshua

Played the demo, very nice.

Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans

Awesome!  Downloading now, /happydance!

Posted by Mcubed

I have to say that when I first heard about this game I didn't think much of it. Now with the good reviews and interesting footage, I think I might pick this up. I'll check out that demo first just to be sure. Money is a bit tight these days.

Posted by FrankCanada97

Yay, highpoint of the evening.

Posted by Nasar7

I've always thought Infamous looked awesome and way better than Prototype. I wish I had a PS3!

Posted by BBQBram

MUST. OBTAIN. PS3.

Posted by Pepsicolaboy

this whole recession thing is kinda cool in a way... i feel like im 14 again where buying each single game is totally a big deal.

downloading the demo now. thinking ill be picking this one up.

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Posted by AndrewB

I wonder, if I stick it in my 360 and pray long and hard enough, will it actually work?

Posted by WreckinRodRumbler

Game comes out this Tuesday... I can't wait that long!

Edited by Azteck

Well gee, will this be the game to convince me to get a PS3? Other than LBP of course.

I have the money, but do I want to spend it??

Posted by Toms115

Minus the Bear ftw.

Posted by sfighter21

Yeah!  You ROCK Brad!  Even though you do die a lot in QL, haha...downloading inFAMOUS!

Posted by JoelTGM

Demo is a lot of fun.

Posted by DECA555
@AndrewB: no it will prolly RRoD
Posted by Crono

Downloading.  I wish my retail appear in the wild.

Posted by TwoOneFive

5/5 no doubt from brad. i have this pre-ordered, can't wait!

Posted by giyanks22

The game looks amazing... I want to get a PS3

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

This is how you make a demo.

Big and lots of fun.

(pre-order nonsense aside ofc)

Posted by KongLooey84

Currently checking out the demo now; I'm really liking the sleek, nimble feel of the controls so far. Chucking around shock grenades while hovering down into an intersection is very amusing. Most probably going to make the purchase.

Posted by Gizmo

Really not impressed by the demo, the game just throws too many enemies at you and doesn't focus on exploration. Still I will rent this.

Posted by JustinHopewell

Demo was a lot of fun. I'm on board.

Posted by Cube

Woo, unimpressed.

Posted by SpinCookie
@Gizmo: It's just a demo, they can't really let you explore too much.  And besides I found myself able to run around and do whatever I wanted, occasionally it'd tell my i was straying from the mission and reset me but thats expected, its just a demo.
Posted by AndrewB
@DECA555: or maybe get a bunch of loud grinding noises, followed by a "disc is unreadable" error.
Posted by DECA555
@AndrewB: haha. i still dont know why people buy those things. Everyone ive known to own one has had at least one of them break (and damage countless discs.)
Posted by LiquidPrince

Can't wait for it to hit retail.

Posted by MrKlorox

Yet another cool game virtually nobody will play. We're not made of money, Sony.

Posted by DragoonKain1687

Man, got to pick it up tomorrow, sadly, no cash till the June 1st :( It sucks being a grown up :( Man I miss my old days, then again, I could just dream in those days of buying games xD

Posted by JackiJinx

It does look impressive, but I'm not shelling out money for a new system only for one game...unless that game is Animal Crossing, of course. That's a deal breaker, right there.

Posted by Qorious

I'll be checking my local Target over the weekend! Played the demo and I f*cking love it!!!

Posted by chavafx

i whas going to buy thise  game on day 1  but after i playd the demo   not any more i dont like  it at all  sorry just not what i want  seems ok

Posted by AutomaticSnake

i cant believe im reading so many posts of people not owning a PS3. It's the best console with the best games coming, Infamous, Trico, Uncharted 2, GT5, GOW3... there is nothing on 360 other then Mass 2 NEXT YEAR lol

Edited by Muttinus_Rump

@AutomaticSnake

errrrrrrr, no...
And anyone who ends their post with lol should never be taken seriously lol.

Posted by Kohe321

After that quicklook I am definitely going to buy this.

Posted by LiveOrDie1212

played the demo last night. will be day one purchase for me : )

Posted by Tebbit

Sold!

I'll admit, when I brought a PS3 at launch I was not super impressed, but I freakin' love it these days!
Also,  Zatoichi_Sanjuro : this is indeed how you make a demo. Its suprisingly big
Posted by Vision

I want more and i want it now. :P

Posted by get2sammyb
Gizmo said:
Really not impressed by the demo, the game just throws too many enemies at you and doesn't focus on exploration. ... [more]
There is a lot of platforming in the full game. Being open world you can just explore if you want to.

It's really up to you. Naturally the missions focus on combat, but there are also some platforming based missions. They do a good job of integrating the two. One particular mission has you climb to the top of this skyscraper that literally takes 10 minutes to do - thus you can imagine how high it is.

Probably worth renting if you're not convinced - but I hope this helps somewhat.
Posted by Euge

All I know is the noise some of the enemies make when they're nearby is pretty freaky, I think it's the bomber guys especially that make me stop and look around. A decent demo, I didn't feel the need to explore too much and it did well to let you play as all the way good and evil.

Posted by SpinCookie

Just played the demo last night, absolutely loved it, I can't wait to pick this up.

Posted by RHCPfan24

I am downloading the demo now and can't wait to play it. I am sure it is great.

Posted by Diamond

Played the demo last night and I finally 'get' the game and why it's fun.  Have had the preorder for a while, and I expected it to be good, but I wasn't sure why.  Weird, I guess.

Posted by sidlord

Great demo, can't stop playing it.  Can't wait till Tuesday!

Posted by shivetya

$53.99 with free shipping at Newegg right now, I'm seriously considering it.

Posted by Media_Master

Will get eventually....