Rumors of what will be made by possible with next-gen consoles continue to run rampant, but one game that has already shown its potential is the PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. The inFAMOUS franchise may not have the colossal clout of other PlayStation exclusives, but with a devoted fan base, and some truly impressive graphics, Sony is prepping it as a PS4 showpiece.
With that in mind, two new editions of Second Son have been revealed today: the Limited Edition, coming to all those who pre-order their copies of the game, and the Collector’s Edition featuring replicas of several in-game items. But it’s the downloadable content included in each that the most diehard fans will be dying to play.
The developers at Sucker Punch have already detailed a number of unique vests designed for new hero Delsin Rowe, available to any who pre-order a copy of the game. Now it appears that pre-ordered copies of the game will also include a ‘premium foil cover’ featuring Delsin in the midst of showing off his smoke/fire abilities, and a DLC campaign entitled “Cole’s Legacy.”
The Limited Edition is not restricted solely to new pre-orders, so if your copy is already paid for, the Limited Edition is what you can expect to receive. The company has yet to determine if the DLC will also be applicable for digital pre-orders, but claim that they are working on it, and will make an announcement when possible.
However, if fans of the series have already put money down to play the next Seattle-based chapter, there’s s good chance they’ll be taking a long, hard look at the Second Son Collector’s Edition. The special edition will also include the DLC, but replace the foil cover with an exclusive cover featuring artwork paying tribute to Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.
The Collector’s Edition also includes a replica of Delsin’s in-game beanie, 8 pins featured on Delsin’s in-game vest, a DUP patch, vinyl decals and a downloadable vest sporting the same artwork seen on the game’s cover.
Beyond the extra goodies – real-world and downloadable – the “Cole’s Legacy” DLC is clearly designed with existing fans in mind. The name alone is enough to excite fans of the franchise, but Sucker Punch offers a more in-depth description:
But what’s this Cole’s Legacy DLC we mentioned? For one, it won’t be available for purchase when inFAMOUS Second Son launches. It’s only available through these offers here. It’s additional downloadable content you’ll be able to play that uncovers what happened between the devastating events of Infamous 2 and inFAMOUS Second Son.
Cole MacGrath’s actions in New Marias set in motion a chain of events leading to the now forceful occupation of Seattle by the oppressive Department of Unified Protection. Cole’s Legacy bridges this gap in time with a series of missions Delsin Rowe must complete that reveal unique insights into how the world of inFAMOUS Second Son came to be.
It’s worth repeating: the “Cole’s Legacy” DLC will not be sold at a later date once the game releases, so only these offers will allow access. The pre-order bonuses will, on the other hand, be granted regardless of the retailer. In addition, inFAMOUS fans who wish to play the game eventually, but are holding off on buying a PS4 can purchase the game and activate the DLC on their PS3 to access it later when they’ve purchased the console.
The Limited Edition will retail at the standard price of $59.99, but as the name implies, those hoping for it should act sooner rather than later. The Collector’s Edition will instead be priced at $79.99, which isn’t quite as expensive as one might think given the amount of replica collectibles included.
Will you be picking up either copy of the game, or is there a different launch title that has your attention? Sound off in the comments.
inFAMOUS: Second Son will release in February 2014 for PS4.
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Source: PlayStation blog