inFamous 2 Electro-Glides Onto Store Shelves in June

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The sequel to Sucker Punch’s open-world superhero action/adventure game has an official date with North American retail, with Sony today announcing a June 7th ship date for inFamous 2.

Even more exciting — if you have the cash to afford it — is the unveil of the $100 Hero Edition, which will come with an 8.5″ statue of game star Cole MacGrath, a functional replica of Cole’s sling messenger bag tagged with a Sly Cooper patch (sweet!), a mini-comic created by DC Comics, a collector’s edition soundtrack with bonus tracks, and vouchers for every in-game DLC item currently being offered as pre-order incentives, including a Lightning Hook power, an Electrocution Grenade power, a Kessler character skin, and a 24K Gold Amp melee weapon. Pics and additional info on the pre-order items are posted over at the PlayStation blog.

The game’s jazzy, funky, New Orleans-inspired soundtrack will also be released digitally apart from the Hero Edition, and here are more details on that:

Adding to the in-game ambiance, the original soundtrack combines Bryan “Brain” Mantia’s experience from Primus and Guns and Roses with the feted New Orleans outfit Galactic to add a level of authenticity and funk to inFAMOUS 2. Galactic is no stranger to the New Orleans music scene and was featured on the hit show Treme. Influenced by the rich musical history of New Orleans, Galactic and Brain collaborated with renowned game, film and television composer Jim Dooley and SCEA Music Manager and composer Jonathan Mayer to create an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, and electronica. The highly collaborative team used a range of techniques from raw junkyard percussion supporting performances by a jazz string quintet and New Orleans brass players to a 64-piece orchestra to produce the right musical signature to accompany the inFAMOUS 2 saga. The official soundtrack will be available digitally and with other promotional partners.

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