GDC 2011: Infamous 2 Gets a Bomb Shell!
Fresh out of the gates of GDC comes a killer announcement for infamous 2. Infamous 2 has a Mission creator. Think Little Big Planet but with Infamous and you’re getting how expansive this game can be. Better yet, you will have a chance to beta this on March 14th! Good news for any fan of the series. IGN had this to say on the new mode:
Today at GDC, Sony unveiled a brand new system in the sequel that allows players to place enemies, objects and more to create your very own challenges that pop up in New Marais. You can come up with stories, limit it to races, and even assign XP to completing a quest. A trailer listed a variety of missions (Defense, Escort, Search and Destroy, Survival, Shooting Gallery, Platforming, and Obstacle Course), but Sucker Punch said that the possibilities are endless and users can create whatever they want.
Infamous 2 in Action
Once the creation is whipped up and uploaded, it’s shared with the world. Players can select the criteria they want in their game — say, the best shooter missions or the newest puzzle missions — and those events auto-populate that the map. From there, players just walk up to the green cone of light, scope the vital info, and start the event. If a player hasn’t cleared a story mission and a created mission uses an enemy or something from it, the player won’t be able to access that created mission until he or she has unlocked that part of the story.
The ability to upload and share your missions and expand on what is sure to be a great game and is just another reason to join the story of Cole and the moral decisions that plague him at every corner, and to spice things up there will be a limited Beta starting in April. Information on how to signup for the Beta will be released on the 14th of March.