Infamous 2 released exclusively on PlayStation 3 in 2011. Aside from the regular edition, two alternative version of the game were available in Europe: Infamous 2 Special Edition a more expensive Hero Edition. This version is the Special Edition.
The Infamous 2 Special Edition comes in a special paper box with lenticular front. It shows either good or bad Cole when you tilt it in front of your eyes, and it also has quite some depth (which of course isn’t visible on the photo). A pretty cool idea that ties in with the theme of the game.
For the rest of the box, the comic book style that was used the collector’s edition of the first game has been retained here: but this time the panels consist not only of artwork, but also ingame images.
When folded out (and the contents removed) the inside shows a large artwork, with a transparent disc holder at the right.
It comes with some DLC: an ‘Electrocution Grenade’, an ‘Original Cole’ skin and a ‘Golden Amp’. Aside from that, the box contains a 50% off code for the digital version of the first game, and an access code for the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta. And of course the Blu-Ray holding the game itself.
Other than that, there’s not much to say about this special edition. It’s nothing too spectacular, but keep in mind this is the cheaper, simpler version, and the presentation is pretty cool.
What I also like about it is that it’s very compact, it’s about the same size as a regular PlayStation 3 case, but thinner. So it won’t take up a lot of room on your shelf. This also means the box is pretty sturdy and doesn’t dent easily, something which is often a problem with other paper collector’s boxes.