Some time this spring, Sony's PlayStation 3 gets another first-party exclusive to bolster a line-up that includes "LittleBigPlanet," "Uncharted" and "Killzone 2."
Getting less hype has been the next one coming: "Infamous." The game is an open-world dark super-hero game. We've covered it here before, and you can read about it in many places. But it seems to have flown under the radar a little.
The game comes from the developers of the "Sly Cooper" series on PlayStation 2, a trio of platforming games that included an increasingly well-executed variety of other gameplay styles. For example, the second game had a great dialogue-tree-driven argument that you had to make one character conduct with himself, in order to convince himself that he should help the good guys. The third game has a brilliant section of pirate-ship combat that had the player steering the ship, firing cannons and directly controlling a sword duels on the deck of the ship all at the same time.